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How Much Does It Cost To Make An IPhone 11? | NBC News Now


ACTUALLY COSTS FOR APPLE TO MAKE THE THING. THE THING. SASHA BURNS FINDS OUT. SASHA BURNS FINDS OUT.>>Reporter: ALL RIGHT.>>Reporter: ALL RIGHT. THE iPHONE 11 PRO AND PRO MAX THE iPHONE 11 PRO AND PRO MAX ARE HERE, THEY’RE THE PHONES ARE HERE, THEY’RE THE PHONES WITH THE FUNKY THREE CAMERAS ON WITH THE FUNKY THREE CAMERAS ON THE BACK. THE BACK. PEOPLE PRETTY EXCITED ABOUT THAT PEOPLE PRETTY EXCITED ABOUT THAT FEATURE. FEATURE. THE BIG FACTOR WHEN DECIDING THE BIG FACTOR WHEN DECIDING WHETHER OR NOT TO UPGRADE IS THE WHETHER OR NOT TO UPGRADE IS THE PRICE TAG. PRICE TAG. IS IT WORTH IT? IS IT WORTH IT? THE iPHONE PRO STARTS AROUND THE iPHONE PRO STARTS AROUND $1,000. $1,000. THE PRO MAX AROUND $1,100. THE PRO MAX AROUND $1,100. WHAT DOES IT ACTUALLY COST APPLE WHAT DOES IT ACTUALLY COST APPLE TO MAKE ONE OF THESE THINGS? TO MAKE ONE OF THESE THINGS? WE PARTNERED WITH OUR FRIENDS AT WE PARTNERED WITH OUR FRIENDS AT TECH INSIGHT. TECH INSIGHT. THEY ANALYZE APPLE’S SUPPLY THEY ANALYZE APPLE’S SUPPLY CHAIN AND FIGURE OUT WHAT APPLE CHAIN AND FIGURE OUT WHAT APPLE SPENDS ON DIFFERENT PARTS OF SPENDS ON DIFFERENT PARTS OF THIS THING. THIS THING. SO WE WANTED TO TAKE A LOOK AT SO WE WANTED TO TAKE A LOOK AT THAT AND SEE WHEN YOU ADD IT ALL THAT AND SEE WHEN YOU ADD IT ALL UP, HOW DOES THAT COMPARE TO UP, HOW DOES THAT COMPARE TO WHAT YOU ACTUALLY PAY FOR IT? WHAT YOU ACTUALLY PAY FOR IT? SO LET’S LOOK AT THE BREAKDOWN SO LET’S LOOK AT THE BREAKDOWN FOR THE iPHONE 11 PRO MAX. FOR THE iPHONE 11 PRO MAX. THE FIRST THING WE’RE GOING TO THE FIRST THING WE’RE GOING TO LOOK AT IS THE DISPLAY. LOOK AT IS THE DISPLAY. THE SCREEN IS ABOUT 6 1/2 INCHES THE SCREEN IS ABOUT 6 1/2 INCHES DIAGONALLY AND IMPROVED OVER DIAGONALLY AND IMPROVED OVER LAST YEAR’S MODEL. LAST YEAR’S MODEL. ALONE, IT COST ROUGHLY $66 6$66. ALONE, IT COST ROUGHLY $66 6$66. NEXT UP IS THE BATTERY, THE NEXT UP IS THE BATTERY, THE L-SHAPED THING YOU SEE HERE. L-SHAPED THING YOU SEE HERE. APPLE PLANCRAMMED MORE BATTERY L APPLE PLANCRAMMED MORE BATTERY L INTO THIS ONE, GOING TO LAST YOU INTO THIS ONE, GOING TO LAST YOU FIVE HOURS LONGER THAN LAST FIVE HOURS LONGER THAN LAST YEAR’S MODEL. YEAR’S MODEL. THAT COSTS ABOUT $10.50. THAT COSTS ABOUT $10.50. THE NEXT THING WE HAVE IS THE THE NEXT THING WE HAVE IS THE CAMERA DRIVING MOST OF THE HYPE CAMERA DRIVING MOST OF THE HYPE AROUND THIS NEW MODEL BECAUSE IT AROUND THIS NEW MODEL BECAUSE IT HAS THREE DIFFERENT LENSES. HAS THREE DIFFERENT LENSES. TOGETHER THOSE COST AROUND TOGETHER THOSE COST AROUND $73.50. $73.50. AND, YEP, HE DOES LOOK A LITTLE AND, YEP, HE DOES LOOK A LITTLE BIT LIKE WALLYE. BIT LIKE WALLYE. THEN WE HAVE THE PROCESSERS, THEN WE HAVE THE PROCESSERS, MODEMS AND MEMORY. MODEMS AND MEMORY. ALL OF THIS COMBINED IS ABOUT ALL OF THIS COMBINED IS ABOUT $159. $159. PROCESS PROCESS LASTLY, WE GOT EVERYTHING ELSE. LASTLY, WE GOT EVERYTHING ELSE. THAT’S EVERYTHING FROM SENSORS, THAT’S EVERYTHING FROM SENSORS, TO THE SUPPORTING MATERIALS, TO TO THE SUPPORTING MATERIALS, TO THE ASSEMBLY. THE ASSEMBLY. THAT COMES OUT TO ABOUT $181. THAT COMES OUT TO ABOUT $181. AND THAT BRINGS THE TOTAL COST AND THAT BRINGS THE TOTAL COST TO ABOUT $490.50. TO ABOUT $490.50. THAT IS LESS THAN HALF OF THAT

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