One day, recently, I got really curious about the iPhone. Of course, owning an iPhone for several years, there was a lot I knew about it. But I started wondering how much it costs Apple to make an iPhone and where iPhone components come from and how much have iPhones shrunk since the original came out. I wrote down a list of questions and began finding the answers and I was fascinated. So I turned it into a video, naturally.
This video made a strong debut on the YouTube channel — as strong as any video we’ve ever made within the first 24 hours. The positive feedback has definitely inspired me to continue producing more similar content. I can see why people like it: there’s a lot of really interesting Apple and iPhone facts floating around out there just waiting to be discovered and talked about. Well, here you go!
- Have you ever wondered how much it actually costs Apple to make an iPhone? Well I’ve got an answer for you: $219.80. That’s for the iPhone 7 and it doesn’t include R&D expenses. Src
- Obviously the iPhone business is a major cash cow for Apple that’s brought in over $621 billion dollars between the original and the iPhone 7. Src
- How many iPhones do you think Apple sells in just 1 quarter? Answer: 77 million! Src
- So how many iPhones does Apple sell every second? Answer 9. That means they make more than $6,000 from the iPhone every second second. Src
- Apple offers refurbished iPhones for 15% off on it’s website. They’re like new so it’s a really great way to save around $80-110 on a new iPhone. That’s 8,000 to 12,000 pennies off. And makes a lot of sense — I’ll leave the link below. Src
- The text within Apple’s book emoji is actually from Apple’s Think Different campaign. You know, here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, blah blah. Src
- It takes a lot of people to bring us the iPhone. The numbers are pretty staggering: in fact there were over 800 people working on just the iPhone’s camera back in 2015. Src
- iPhone components come from all over the world. For instance: the accelerometers come from Germany and the US, the batteries come from South Korea and China and the cameras come from Japan, the US and Taiwan. Src
- Most iPhone factory workers in China can’t afford