iPhone 6s and 6s Plus cost $211 and $236 to build, respectively
The iPhone 6s costs $649 for the 16GB model (the lowest storage model), $749 for the 64GB model, and $849 for the 128GB storage model. Apple had a 32GB model that the company eliminated with the arrival of the iPhone 6, so those who are willing to pay another $100 can get 4 times the storage of the base model (which is 16GB).
Well, we now have some idea of what it costs to build the legendary iPhone. According to analyst firm HIS Technology, the iPhone 6s costs $211.50 to build, while the iPhone 6s Plus costs $236 to build, the analyst firm says. The iPhone 6s build costs must be placed into perspective: while the build materials cost $211.50, the device itself costs $649. When placed into perspective, the build materials only cost one-third, or 33%, of the total cost of the device. The iPhone 6s Plus costs $236, while the device itself costs $799 for the 16GB model. In other words, you’re paying an additional $513 for just 16GB of storage.
If you want to know how much storage costs, the answer is $17. With that said, iPhone 6s users and iPhone 6s Plus users are paying an additional $100 for the next storage model (from 16 to 64GB) – nearly six times the amount of storage just to have the next-highest storage model.
Some have said that R&D, marketing, and other costs factor into the iPhone 6s, but keep in mind that Apple spends very little on research and development, or R&D, and now markets in-house. With that said, however, it appears as though iPhone users are paying for the Apple logo and brand name more than anything else, though preference will always rule the day over profit.
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