The Cupertino company is estimated to pay out $288.08 (£216) in parts for every one of its iPhone 8 Plus handsets, according to predictions from IHS Markit analysts.
So even though it boasts 32GB more memory than the 7 Plus, has a more powerful processor and is capable of wireless charging, it only comes in at around $17 (£12) more expensive to make.
That’s a fair way short of its $/£799 price tag, so Apple still seems to be making a healthy margin on the new phone – at least until you subtract the company’s lofty overheads.
- Buy now: iPhone 8 Plus (15GB) on EE, £42.99/month, £128.99 upfront
- Buy now: iPhone 8 Plus (25GB) on EE, £47.99/month, £74.99 upfront
The iPhone-rivalling Galaxy S8 costs Samsung $301.60 (£227) to build in comparison.
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