iPhone 15, more expensive to produce than the iPhone 14

Apple spent more this year on the components needed to make the iPhone 15, compared to last year's models.

According to an analysis carried out by the Japanese media Nikkei, the components present in the iPhone 15 cost Apple more than those in the iPhone 14.

Detail of production costs of iPhone 15

• The iPhone 15 Pro Max cost Apple $558, or 12% more than the iPhone 14 Pro Max, which then cost only 3.7% more than the iPhone 13 Pro Max

• iPhone 15 Pro, $523, 8% more than iPhone 14 Pro

• iPhone 15 Plus, $442, 10% more than iPhone 14 Plus • iPhone 15, 423 $, or 16% more than the iPhone 14 (and incidentally the highest rate of increase among the four models).

Zoom in on the increase in production costs of the iPhone 15

The increases for the Pro Max model are notably due to the new “periscope” sensor, 3.8 times more expensive than the telephoto lens of the 14 Pro Max, as well as the titanium chassis, 43% more expensive than the previous stainless steel, the screen is also 20% more expensive, and the processor 27% more expensive. Knowing that Apple has not increased the price of its devices this year, it is possible that these increases will be reflected in the company's turnover.