The iPhone 12 costs 21% more to make than the iPhone 11

Apple says iOS 17.1 is coming later this month and will lower iPhone 12 radiation levels.

The blended materials cost for the iPhone 12 with 128GB NAND flash is nearly US$415, a 21% increase over the iPhone 11, according to new data from Counterpoint Research.

In the iPhone 12, Apple’s self-designed components including the A14 bionic, PMIC, Audio and UWB chip make up over 16.7% of the overall BoM cost. The shift from LCD to OLED in the iPhone 12 is a big jump, resulting in an over $23 cost increase, according to Counterpoint. The research group adds that cost increases are also driven by 5G-related components, with components like 5G modem, transceiver and RF front-end system collectively contributing a $34 increase.

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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.