Apple iPhone 12 Pro costs roughly Rs 30,000 to make but starts at Rs 1,19,000 in India

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on 26 Nov 2020

New teardown report reveals the cost of making an iPhone 12 and 12 Pro

Bill of Materials indicate the iPhone 12 costs roughly Rs 27,500 to make

Most components that go in iPhone 12 are sourced from South Korea

Apple iPhone 12 Pro costs roughly Rs 30,000 to make but starts at Rs 1,19,000 in India
Apple iPhone 12 Pro costs roughly Rs 30,000 to make but starts at Rs 1,19,000 in India

Make 2021 your best year with IBM Developer

Make 2021 the year where you truly shine, grow, build & Code. Get support and motivation from the IBM Developer community. #IBMDeveloper #CodePatterns

Click here to know more


Apple iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro cost roughly Rs 27,500 and Rs 30,000 to make, as per a new teardown report that reveals the Bill of Materials (BoM) for the two phones. The iPhone 12 was launched alongside the iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 Mini in October and have recently gone on sale in India. The iPhone 12 is priced starting at Rs 79,900 while the iPhone 12 Pro starts at Rs 1,19,900.

According to a new teardown report by Nikkei in collaboration with Tokyo-based research specialist Fomalhaut Techno Solutions, the BoM for the iPhone 12 totals to $373 (~Rs 27,500) while that of the iPhone 12 Pro is $406 (~Rs 29,900). Do note, however, that various overhead charges go into deciding the retail price of the phone.

The report also indicates that the most expensive parts inside the iPhone 12 series are the Qualcomm X55 5G modem at $90 followed by the OLED display that is manufactured by Samsung at $70. Sony is the key supplier for the camera sensors used in iPhone 12 Pro including the wide-angle and telephoto camera that is priced between $5.40-$7.40 per unit. Moreover, the A14 Bionic chip that powers the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro is expectedly priced at $40 with RAM and memory chips supplied by Samsung costing $12.8 and $19.2 per unit respectively.

Additionally, the battery on the iPhone 12 series has been redesigned and the report states that the capacity was cut by 10% in order to get additional space for new components. The battery cells are made by Amperex Technology Ltd which is a Hong-Kong based company. 

The teardown report also reveals the origin of the component providers with South Korea accounting for 26.8% of share followed by the US and Europe at 21.9%. The report notes that while China accounts for less than 5% of the component share, Apple still prefers to outsource iPhone assembling to producing sites in China. The other two countries from where the components are sourced include Japan and Taiwan with a 13.6% and 11.1% share, respectively.

To know more about the iPhone 12 Pro Max, go here or you could watch the iPhone 12 Pro Max unboxing video here.


Apple iPhone 12 Key Specs, Price and Launch Date

Release Date: 14 Oct 2020
Variant: 64GB , 128GB , 256GB
Market Status: Launched

Key Specs

  • Screen Size Screen Size
    6.1" (1170 x 2532)
  • Camera Camera
    12 + 12 | 12 MP
  • Memory Memory
    64 GB/ NA
  • Battery Battery
    2775 mAh
Digit NewsDesk

The guy who answered the question 'What are you doing?' with 'Nothing'.


Trending Articles


latest articles

View All

Top Products

Popular Mobile Phones

View All

Hot Deals

View All

Digit caters to the largest community of tech buyers, users and enthusiasts in India. The all new Digit in continues the legacy of as one of the largest portals in India committed to technology users and buyers. Digit is also one of the most trusted names when it comes to technology reviews and buying advice and is home to the Digit Test Lab, India's most proficient center for testing and reviewing technology products.

We are about leadership-the 9.9 kind! Building a leading media company out of India.And,grooming new leaders for this promising industry. Protection Status