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How much does it cost to make Op2

  1. Baymax
    Starting Point Expert Community Expert Sep 1, 2015

    Baymax , Sep 1, 2015 :
    Our wonderful community administrator. Formerly our head moderator.
     

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    dsmonteiro likes this.
  2. gabraham
    Gingerbread Sep 1, 2015

    gabraham , Sep 1, 2015 :
    lesser than the selling price... ;)
     

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    Spliffman likes this.
  3. gsallen
    Eclair Sep 1, 2015

    gsallen , Sep 1, 2015 :
    Actually, it quite probably costs more than an iPhone. One of Apple's key advantages is that they buy in huge quantities, and are willing to pay up-front since they're sitting on piles of cash. The other manufacturers can't match Apple on supply contracts. Just look at Apple's profit margins compared to everyone else.
     

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  4. anjan2683
    Honeycomb Sep 1, 2015

    anjan2683 , Sep 1, 2015 :
    I completely second that. Apple "orders" component manufacturing in bulk, so their cost to component per unit manufactured is possibly less.
     

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  5. Spliffman
    KitKat Sep 1, 2015

    Spliffman , Sep 1, 2015 :
    You just enhanced my point, also by buying in bulk like that, they are stuck with large stock hardware at the current level of technology, if some advance happened, some breakthrough, they would be obliged to keep making devices with the older version just to avoid losses. Keep in mind HTC's Ultra pixel sensor that was a flop in the M8, they used it as the front facing camera in the M9, so as not to take a loss on all that hardware.
     

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    Ramcharan Reddy likes this.
  6. anjan2683
    Honeycomb Sep 1, 2015

    anjan2683 , Sep 1, 2015 :
    I am pretty sure their business team and forecasting algorithm work way better than some random guy predicting how their stock pile is depleted. The animal is called "Demand Forecasting" and there are people dedicated and paid to do that shi**.
     

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  7. Spliffman
    KitKat Sep 1, 2015

    Spliffman , Sep 1, 2015 :
    But the way Apples strength has never been bumping hardware up to the latest and greatest, their strength is in the software, the OS, the processing. Oh and the marketing. Remember iPhone 6 specs- 8MP camera, 1.2 MP front facing selfie camera, 1GB Ram, dual core processor, 326 ppi screen. Sounds like a budget Android device
     

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    Ramcharan Reddy likes this.
  8. Spliffman
    KitKat Sep 1, 2015

    Spliffman , Sep 1, 2015 :
    They will always have demand, their fan boy cult is gigantic, not like the few diehard OP fan boys, a minority really in the whole scheme of things
     

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  9. huffmagx
    Eclair Sep 1, 2015

    huffmagx , Sep 1, 2015 :
    Another reason I WANT one!!! Its still quite a bit of money for me but a very nice phone for the price...now where is that pesky invite????!!!
     

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  10. Spliffman
    KitKat Sep 1, 2015

    Spliffman , Sep 1, 2015 :
    Who?
     

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  11. Spliffman
    KitKat Sep 1, 2015

    Spliffman , Sep 1, 2015 :
    And to feed the dog and puppies
     

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  12. MOP2 X
    Froyo Sep 1, 2015

    MOP2 X , Sep 1, 2015 :
    may be next year just before OP3 release
     

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  13. Baymax
    Starting Point Expert Community Expert Sep 1, 2015


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  14. Spliffman
    KitKat Sep 1, 2015

    Spliffman , Sep 1, 2015 :
    Okay thanks, I scrolled up and found the info
     

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    Baymax likes this.
  15. somnathmukher
    Jelly Bean Sep 1, 2015

    somnathmukher , Sep 1, 2015 :
    iPhone 6 is manufactured for $200. Now, it is a big brand and thus have bargaining prowess with suppliers so probably there manufacturing cost is low. My guess OPT cost of manufacturing would be somewhere between 200 to 250 and then there are other costs like charger, cable, packaging, logistics etc so profit margin on OPT is low or zero.
     

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    Ramcharan Reddy likes this.
  16. huffmagx
    Eclair Sep 1, 2015

    huffmagx , Sep 1, 2015 :
    Grrrrr....I don't know if I can wait that long honestly. Trying to be patient though...
     

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  17. Bellooch
    Gingerbread Sep 1, 2015


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  18. MOP2 X
    Froyo Sep 1, 2015

    MOP2 X , Sep 1, 2015 :
    We are in same boat dont worryyy:)
     

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  19. Isegrimm48
    Honeycomb Sep 1, 2015

    Isegrimm48 , Sep 1, 2015 :
    The costs of material and assembly of iPhone 6 have repeatetly been estimated at some 200 US$. Cost for software, marketing, research, design and the like not included.
     

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  20. MOP2 X
    Froyo Sep 1, 2015

    MOP2 X , Sep 1, 2015 :
    No way.. display panel itself will cost that much..
     

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