iphone 6 teardown

Your $650+ iPhone 6 (or $199+ with carrier contract) only cost Apple around $200 to build, according to a new report from Recode. Using teardown data from research firm IHS, the site says that the Cupertino firm spends between $200 and $247 in parts and labor to build an iPhone 6.

For the larger iPhone 6 Plus, IHS says that Apple spends between $216 and $263 on parts and labor, depending on the model. The estimates include the cost of labor associated with assembly as between $4 and $4.50 for each device, but not R&D, shipping, marketing and other affiliated costs.

Unsurprisingly, the most costly component in both phones is the display/touchscreen. The displays come from both LG Display and Japan Display, and  cost $45 on the iPhone 6 and $52.50 on the iPhone 6 Plus. Corning supplies the protective layer of the display with its third-gen Gorilla Glass.

Other interesting items from Recode’s report include:

  • A8 processor and attached co-porcessor cost a combined $20
  • Around 60% of A8 chips are manufactured by TSMC, the other 40% come from Samsung
  • Apple charges $100 to $200 more for iPhone models with higher memory capacity, but its cost for the additional memory is only $47 more for the 128GB versions than for the 16GB versions
  • NXP’s NFC chip, Bosch’s barometric sensor and various other user interface/sensor parts cost a combined $22

Apple announced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at a media event on September 9th, and officially began selling them last Friday. The two devices set a record for the company during launch weekend, selling over 10 million units in 3 days, and are now in short supply in most retail channels.

Top image via iFixit

[Recode]

  • Cameron Nelms

    To be honest, I’d rather be locked in a contact, than pay 650 for an iPhone.

    • A’s Network

      Me too.

    • Edgard Ade

      well you are basically giving your money away to BOTH Apple and your carrier.

    • Mr.Coolfreak

      You pay 650 and than when you want to buy a new one, you sell your current one for 500-550, and add the extra 10-150 and get a new phone. Much less headache from contracts, and you end up paying more with contracts

      • vifish

        Most people don’t realize that, like the “iphone 5 for free” it’s not free because you are paying for a carrier contract, in the end of the contract you already payed for the phone and also give more money to the carrier, best thing to do is buy it unlocked

      • Antzboogie

        Exactly

    • jack

      because you are poor

      • SoylentGreen

        Very eloquent of you, ppl like you get the hardest shafting from the likes of apple, the ultimate sheep, actually trying to bring someone down publicly for being in your humble opinon ‘poor’ – if you define poor as someone who is to clever eneough not to throw hundred dollar bills at apple you are in more deep shinola than u even know. Sad.

      • Tragic

        As opposed to the morons like yourself who lock themselves in higher purchase contracts and end up paying $1000+ and can’t even sell it for maximum profit because by the time your contract is up you’ll have missed the window. HAHAHAHAHA

    • Beta382

      You do know that when you enter a contract, you end up paying for the whole price of the phone over the duration of the contract as overhead, right?

      • Antzboogie

        Plus more contracts are ripoffs.

    • n0ahcruz3

      Uhm then go tmobile pay it off for 24months 0 interest then after u pay it off your bill will go down? Long as question lol

    • Ryan Bartsch

      if you buy an unlaced one you get 10% off ur plan usually and un contracted plans are cheaper anyway…. plus you can sell ur unlocked one in a few years anyway for 400$

  • A’s Network

    Apple makes a lot of money on this. But I do think that this is slightly justifiable considering the free Genius Bar appointments for a year, warranty, and awesome Apple retail experience. I am no way a fanboy, and I honestly think that if Apple priced its iPhones at $400 that would be better.

    • Rowan09

      Investors and Wall Street would kill them if they priced the iPhone that low. Customers worry about going cheaper while part owners (stock) want profit.

    • Adrian

      Plz explain what the Genius Bar does for you? There isn’t any value added

      • Danial

        Bunch of idiots who don’t know shit about technology. they can barely help grandmas that bought a new iPad.
        I really wanna know whats apple’s requirements to hire these “Geniuses”
        If people actully buy apple products because of them, I don’t know what to say

    • hkgsulphate

      I think after all its all about the satisfaction 🙂

    • Hyr3m

      “slightly justifiable” <- xD
      "free Genius Bar" <- that's not free… that's kind of the whole point… and it's overpriced, exactly like everything sold by Apple (yeah… beats too).

    • Kurt

      Warranty is law. 2 years in the EU for example.

  • GNZT

    Now lets see some other brands break down costs, pretty sure injection moulded plastic is much cheaper to make..

  • Chris Gaunt

    Doesn’t include r&d.

    • applebrainwashespeople

      Everyone at r&d should be fired. The iphone BENDS in your pocket. Lol.

      • Beta382

        That would be Quality Assurance, not Research and Development.

      • Adam

        Yep. Probably canceling my iPhone order after I research a little bit more about all those iPhone 6 and 6 Plus bending.

      • have_gun_will_travel

        Go for it…maybe I’ll get mine quicker after you cancel yours!

      • have_gun_will_travel

        And FYI, all the “bent” phones were 6 PLUSSES. I haven’t seen one iPhone 6 bent. I have never, nor will I ever, carry my iPhone in my PANTS pocket. If the people that bent theirs couldn’t FEEL the pressure of it bending, they need to go see a doctor because they have nerve damage!

      • applebrainwashespeople

        How u carry ur phone? Man purse? The regular iphone 6 is also bending, it’s just taking longer since its smaller, but theres plenty of pics out there. Since the plus is the bigger seller, theres another reason theres so many reports. Phones should not bend after 3 days of being in a pocket. The note 3 doesnt. Almost all other phones dont, theres a few others that do though. But the iPhone should be designed so it can be carried in the most traditional manner which is in the pocket. You’re basically saying millions of people are carrying it wrong. U sound as moronic as Steve Jobs.

      • have_gun_will_travel

        I carry my phone in my shirt pocket. I tried the 6 Plus, and it fits just fine. I’m pretty sure I’m not the one sounding moronic if you have to ask how I carry my iPhone…

      • applebrainwashespeople

        So every shirt you own has a pocket? And every man who owns a new iphone should have to buy a whole new wardrobe that includes only shirts with pockets? You are an idiot.

      • applebrainwashespeople

        U r correct sir, i bow down to u.

  • jack

    doesn’t include R&D, distribution, post-sales costs like warranty and support.. list goes on….

    • Fanboy 

      Just like the article said….

    • Guest

      also advertising, the ‘Apple tax’, etc

    • mrgerbik

      dosent mean apple isnt taking in huge profits from each handset…

      • have_gun_will_travel

        And what OTHER reason are they in business???

      • mrgerbik

        did i say they wernt in business to make money? the point is that all these people keep sugar coating apple as thou it’s somehow above all others

  • Jordan

    Soo fricking ridiculous how much they charge for their phones. Like I could understand double like that is normal but 3x+ Come on! Like I’d be okay with that price if they were at least made in the U.S and a portion contributed to giving more Americans jobs. Like honestly they are overpriced, I honestly wouldn’t have had every model if it wasn’t for carrier contracts. I bet if they would knock down their devices $100 more ppl would buy them if they started at $99/$199/$299 contract. I know so many ppl who don’t get it bc of price and would rather get something else that is cheaper and honestly all the same specs on android. Yeah they won’t have the great ios. But they would have the same features if not MORE!
    The iphone 6 is the first iphone that I haven’t waited in line or preordered since the original. This is honestly pathetic in my opinion of what they released. They do the same shit year after year…. Thinner, faster processor, better camera and one new feature (NFC). Like really come on that is suppose to make me run out spend $300 and use my upgrade? NFC has been around for years. Nothing special, Jesus Siri was better then this crap.

    • Rowan09

      Are you serious? Apple employs thousands of people in the US so these phones does provide jobs for the American society. America needs to be more competitive for business to want to take all their business back home. The goal of any business is to make money, so no surprise here. You need to factor how much it costs to get an iPhone into my hand, from design, time, marketing, advertising, etc parts and labor is only a fraction of the actual cost for any product.

      • applebrainwashespeople

        U must work for apple since you know everything about them.

      • Rowan09

        I said what’s public knowledge, it’s called the Apple Store, they are also located in California where they employ others as well and they have a plant in Texas I believe making Macs. Should we see how much it costs to make a tv or to buy food from the supermarket? Almost everything is marked up at a ridiculous price, but parts and labor doesn’t account for design hours, marketing (stated in the article), etc. It wouldn’t matter if this was about the Note 4, I would still say the same thing. The only electronic device that’s made at a lost is video game systems and they do so because they make money on games and accessories. Consumers care less when Blackberry is going under, but only care when are making phones they want. I own a small business, so I don’t think only as a consumer anymore.

  • omitwords

    Advertising is also a built-in cost.

  • sivkai

    And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why I want Apple to suffer the same fate as RIM. It’s one thing charging a massive markup, it’s another when said device is running last year specs.

    • Ray Pereyra

      If specs were everything in life.

      • Nope, the experience is the main thing, and poor specs will result in poor experience. Take the 1GB limit as an example, despite the iPhone 6 outperforming other SmartPhones (that’s the CPU/GPU spec), it still can’t truly multitask and gives a poor multi-tab browsing experience (due to poor RAM spec).

      • applebrainwashespeople

        Finally, someone who gets it. How about this? Lets have all the apple fanboys answer this. What if this amazing best phone ever had a quad core processor. What if it had 3gb of ram. Can you imagine what apple could do with that? Imagine the new features they could put on that device. Imagine what that phone would be capable of. So why not put it in thhe phone? Why not? Whats the harm? And dont say they dont do it because it would kill the battery life, androids with this stuff have great battery life.

      • The quadcore wouldn’t be a necessity, but with 3GB of RAM, it’ll be a super pocket PC, and will be very future proof like Android phones…that latter part doesn’t sound good to Apple’s ears, so, they’re using “iOS is optimized” as the reason for not spending the extra cents for more RAM.

      • ericesque

        Lets see. If they had a quad core CPU and 3GB of ram they’d need a significantly bigger battery. Now we’ve got more heat, thicker phone, more weight, and higher component costs. So to offset some of that weight and cost, let’s switch from a metal unibody to plastic.

        Now, to take advantage of this new horsepower, we’ll need to re-architect the OS for true multitasking. Let’s not forget to include a task killer so users can force kill renegade apps and manually manage memory. We’ll also let app developers know they’ve got some dead code at this point and will probably want to optimize for the new multitasking support.

        This is all starting to sound awfully familiar. Am I doing this right guys?

      • have_gun_will_travel

        Thank you, you aged me the time to respond!

    • Rowan09

      It’s not last years specs when it beats all those over spec devices. No one needs 4 core on a smartphone right now because it only uses 2 most of the time.

      • applebrainwashespeople

        U need quad core and more ram to have widgets, multitasking, multiple windows, web pages that dont refresh all the time, and customization. Thats what the “over specs” are for. But yall brainwashed iMorons don’t understand that.

        Have fun with your iphone that bends in your pocket.

      • Beta382

        I can agree with the notion that 1GB of RAM was kinda a slap in the face with the 6/6+. I’m expecting 2GB in next year’s iteration, since the ‘S’ models are typically the ones that bring major internal improvements. Only being able to have one tab open at a time and having to reload the others constantly is a royal PITA, and can’t be explained away. Greater multitasking scalability would be nice too.

        Other than that, you’re trolling on an iPhone site. :/

      • Rowan09

        I have 4 tabs open right now and none of them are reloading. I want more RAM on the iPad because I think it fine personally on the iPhone (just my opinion).

      • Beta382

        Ehh, I have a 5S and (almost) anytime I switch tabs, the one I came from frees itself in memory and has to reload when I come back. Maybe it’s different usage habits? Seems like a fairly common complaint from the forums I frequent.

      • Rowan09

        Got you. I personally believe everything Apple does is for battery conservation.

      • applebrainwashespeople

        Yet iphone battery life is terrible. Maybe they should stop worrying about the battery life and focus on better quality materials. The phone bends in ur pocket. Im sure yall will have some magical excuse for this. Lets hear them.

      • Rowan09

        Lies. You need 8 cores for what reason now? I hope you know only playing some games the other 2 cores are being used, most of the time a quad core phone is only working on 2 cores. It’s just a spec brag like making a phone 2.4 GHz, Anandtech did an article on this exact issue and that’s the reason the iPhone every year usually outperforms all the top devices. Widgets are not new, I’ve had them on my Windows Mobile Phone in 2000 and customizing was on the Palm Treo.

      • You need 8 cores as much as you need 64-Bit…64-Bit is as much of a spec brag as quad core.

      • Rowan09

        Not true. http://gizmodo com/iphone-a7-chip-benchmarks-forget-the-specs-it-blows-e-1350717023/all

      • All these new thin phones will bend. Heres are a few others to prove that.

      • The force it takes to bend the glass and plastic phones is way more than you’d get from your pants, see the difference (http://bit ly/1ohkf6k).

      • Its easiest on an Xperia, I have bent a few back in to shape myself and from what I can tell all devices can be bent by hand..

      • Easiest on an Xperia? Would need proof of that to believe it…’cause the Xperia design as far as I know, is similar to the 4s (glass front, metal frame middle, glass back), which sure doesn’t bend as easy as aluminum.

      • Google it. You are king of research remember. There are quite a few articles and images on that subject of them ‘Bending for no reason” There old middle frame was made of plastic which made it very easy to bend, I haven’t tried the newer metal frames but I’m sure its not much different. Regardless I don’t think its right for any device to bend in any pocket..

      • It sure would make a difference if it were metal, like the iPhone 4s. BTW, here’s what Apple’s iPhone 6 should have been (http://bit ly/1rmQLIO).

      • The oppo is capable of bending also Its the first phone in the photos I’ve posted. I find that video to be irrelevant because no other phones were subjected to that same test for comparison. Im pretty sure a good number of other phones including iPhones can do that easily. Even if a phone didn’t pass Its not a buzz kill because who would use a phone as a hammer.

      • That first image looks nothing like the phone in the video. Regardless, it most definitely won’t bend while sitting in your pocket…

        “I find that video to be irrelevant because no other phones were subjected to that same test for comparison.”

        Did you skip your physics classes or do you just lack deductive reasoning? Basic physics would let you know that based on past drop-test videos, the iPhone 6 screen is way weaker than what the Oppo Finder has. Yet the Oppo finder is also made of metal and it’s thinner (6.7mm) than the iPhone 6 (6.9mm).

      • I don’t use videos, I use a better common sense which hasn’t failed me yet. Something you should also use instead of basing ALL of your ideas from articles and videos posted on the web.. Im not just talking about iPhones either I said other phones including iPhones will pass that test.

      • “I use a better common sense which hasn’t failed me yet”

        Right, it hasn’t failed you yet your’e using that “common sense” to make BS claims that conventional logic just doesn’t support…guess that’s no failure in the Apple world.

        “Im not just talking about iPhones either I said other phones including iPhones will pass that test.”

        Yeah, the iPhone that broke on short distance attempt of a hammer test (http://bit ly/1vgxFDA) will then be able to withstand the force of hitting a nail multiple times…so much for your commons sense not failing you.

      • You have nothing to compare unless you try it yourself. Which I do most I the time. That is my common sense.

      • Sure, repeat the history to find out what the problem is; never learn from history…such Common iSense.

      • applebrainwashespeople

        OK then.

        1) if other phones are bending, then apple copied them, lol.

        2) uhhh… what happened to apple makes better products than everyone else? Better materials? They wait til everyone else does something and then they do it “right”. Apple is the best… blah blah blah. Y’all iTards nitpick at the smallest dumbest things you think is wrong with androids but apple makes a phone with a crappy antenna and jobs says “don’t hold it like that” and that’s OK. Then they have crappy security and nude celebrity pics are stolen, but hey that’s OK. Then they make all your older devices slow with the latest ios updates so you want to go out and buy the newest device. Then they make a phone with “premium” materials that bends in ur pocket. No problem.

      • Sure Apple copied other phones capability of bending.. Thats total BS. They were the pioneers with the iPhone 5 lol. I know how to take care of my phone so will never have to worry about it bending..

      • applebrainwashespeople

        Apparently u don’t know what sarcasm is. And have fun carrying ur super delicate overpriced phone in a man purse. Hey, at least it looks nice, right?

      • Lol man purse, I put it in my grown man pants that aren’t to tight or constrictive, no bends.

      • applebrainwashespeople

        So u have big baggy pants. Probably obese with no job, living in ur moms attic. Probably paid for ur iPhones with ur welfare check.

      • I wish I could get a welfare check, unfortunately you were wrong on every level.

      • Kurt

        He uses a case…he wants that premium feel…mmm premium feel of a cheap plastic case lol

      • have_gun_will_travel

        You blame Apple for weak security because users used logins and passwords that people could guess?!?!?!
        All you’re proving is that Ron White is correct!

      • applebrainwashespeople

        U really think people just guessed over 100 passwords for celebs? You’re a moron. They were obviously hacked. There were over 100 celebs with hacked accounts, and this has been going on for years as an underground nude pics trading club. They were trading them like baseball cards. Apple will never admit fault and I wouldnt either. Truth is i thank apple, cuz jennifer Lawrence has nice b00bs 😉

      • The RAM is the main necessity for multitasking.

        The quad core is as much of a necessity as 64-Bit; it just increases the efficiency of the processor to a certain extent. Dual core can still outperform quad core and 32-Bit can still outperform 64-Bit, but in both cases, you’d require a higher clock rate, which will tax the battery.

  • Jeffrey Feuerstein

    Wow, this actually is shockingly high hahah. Don’t get me wrong, the price is incredibly low, but I can remember that the iPhone 4s or 5 costed about 142 dollars to make, which is a significant difference compared to 216-263 dollars!

  • Joonyaboy

    What a crappy title. Don’t you mean $200 in parts? Doesn’t include salaries, buildings, contracts, designs, marketing, shipping, warranty, packaging, R&D, amidst other misc costs.

    • Rowan09

      Exactly.

  • Rowan09

    Why is anyone surprise? When I purchase a $40 HDMI cable my friend gets it on discount for about $5 so that means it costs less to make. People buy expensive clothes for thousands when it costs less than a hundred to make. Parts and labor is $263 excluding shipping, marketing, warranty, customer support, etc so it’s no surprise when a luxury brand sells things at a luxury. I would like to see how much it actually costs to get an iPhone into my hand.

    • applebrainwashespeople

      Y the f are u paying $40 for an HDMI cable? Does apple make them now? The fact that they are literally sold at the dollar store makes u a moron.

      • Rowan09

        You know nothing about tech. First off I got the $40 cable for $8 and the dollar store cables are crap. Anytime you buy a HDMI cable its best to get the gold tips and the dollar store doesn’t sell them.

      • applebrainwashespeople

        Hahaha. You do realize that hdmi cables are digital cables, they are not analog like the other cables. That means they either work or they dont. They are either off or on. Doesn’t matter the price, brand, quality, they either work or they don’t. The fact that you seek out gold tip hdmi cables shows your moronism. Its somehow superior because of gold tips, that sir is brainwashing. Just like apple does. And you believed it.

      • Rowan09

        I know HDMI cables are digital but the more expensive ones, in most cases are more durable. I’ve been through HDMI cables myself and those cheap ones all stopped working after 1 year for me while the name brand ones (I never spend more than $10) is still working for 5+ years now. It’s actually called personal experience not brainwashing.

    • applebrainwashespeople

      In what way is an iPhone a “luxory” phone? Didn’t know luxory phones bend in ur pocket…

      • Kurt

        On iMoreon there’s an iSheep who defended Apple by saying…“Personally, I think the bent phones are kind of cool and I don’t see a big problem with them, but to blame this on anyone but the owner is just wrong. Stupid is as stupid does.

        A bent iPhone just after hours or a few days of use is cool? How cool will it be now dust, humidity now can effect the phone? I’m always stunned by how people can worship an inanimate object, Apple.

  • Beta382

    I can understand the base markup, but the price increase between different levels of storage is obscene. And to top it off, they’re using the 16GB models as a price anchor (many people are going to have to get the 64GB because they are in the 14-28GB range, instead of being able to save $100 on a marked-down 32GB).

    • Rowan09

      That wouldn’t make business sense. If they got rid of the 16GB most people would just buy the 32GB leaving out the 64GB, since it would be $100 cheaper. They should make the difference $50 instead of a hundred, but then investors and Wall Street will kill their stock. There’s just no winning.

      • Beta382

        Precisely. They are using it as a price anchor, exactly like I said. There is a large difference between doing what is right for the consumer and what is right for the stockholders, and Apple has sided with the latter with this move.

        A 16GB phone in this day and age is insulting, especially when it means that the 32GB model, the staple size of “the average user” vanishes, forcing them to move up a size instead of getting the same specs as last year at a discount (which is what the consumer expects, and, quite frankly, what should be delivered). I can agree the 32GB being a $50 markup over the 16GB (assuming the 16GB is nixed); it’s actually what I’ve been saying from the beginning, and would save the consumer $50, instead of them having to get a phone with far greater capacity than they desire for the same price.

        My point with the markups at different storage levels still stands though; Apple is selling 128GB models at $200 more than 16GB models, but it only costs them $47 more. Squeezing $153 more out of the larger devices just seems like a “screw you” to the consumer. Making the price points for different storage levels tighter might one it’s face reduce profits (Apple has an ungodly amount of that already; they have more money than they know what to do with), but it would be more enticing to the consumers on the edge of “getting the size up just in case”, and more consumers would buy the larger devices which were previously seen as inaccessable.

      • Rowan09

        That’s business my friend, Apple isn’t doing anything foreign. They are giving people the 64GB at a discount so if 16GB is too small then people should just get the new 32 which is double the size now. I always bought the 32GB so I’m happy for the 64GB replacing it. Apple is a publicly traded company, so they are obligated to take care of the shareholders by law. With the price of iCloud being lower for more 16GB is better today than it was last year. I always advise people to get the 32GB though and I understand what you are saying nevertheless.

      • Guest

        Such business deserves to perish IMO, ’cause who got the business where it is today? It sure wasn’t them investors buying all their devices…

      • Rowan09

        Let’s face reality now when we pay $1 for a product it only costs cents do you complain? All business except the video games business makes a ton on their products. As I stated before I need to see how much it actually costs to get an iPhone into my hand (design hours, shipping, marketing, customer support, warranty, etc).

  • @dongiuj

    Wow, a lot of comments I’ve read here are in no way helping the consumer. Not only does the cost cover parts, labor and a few other things but it also covers the MASSIVE bonuses payed out to the top positions at apple.

    • Rowan09

      Can’t beat the system so become one of those guys, they are not doing anything abnormal.

      • @dongiuj

        No, I understand that. If I was on more product based blogs, I would be saying exactly the same thing. But I only read this blog so… I’m just not going to say anything positive about it because I won’t back any specific tech company for the sole purpose that I believe they all milk us for money by slow advancements. I don’t know what else can be done but I believe companies have the know how but just stretch it out to milk as much money from the consumer as possible. Just my opinion and I’m not trying to cause a “pointless heated discussion”.

      • Rowan09

        Of course and America promotes this, its a system issue. No need for a pointless debate because I agree prices are too high at time.

      • applebrainwashespeople

        No need for debate, yet every time someone makes a comment that’s negative against apple, there’s a reply and pursuant debate from u. I think this is ur whole life, just replying to comments acting like apple is the greatest company in the world and can do no wrong.

      • Rowan09

        The truth is the truth and personally this makes my work day faster, I’m not hurt at all. I own a Windows device, Note 2, Mac, PS4, etc, I really could care less, but I would never go to Android Authority and comment on anything because I prefer IOS. How much does it cost from idea to production since you know it all sir? (It’s obviously more than the $200+ in the article which does not include shipping as well)

  • Eqwan Syafiq

    If Apple is 1+ they would sell this max at $299, without 2 years contract.. How much they paid Justin Timberlake for the commercials? HAHA

  • mwpitt52

    The phone is a bendable piece of crap! Wake up!

  • iPodDroid

    YET, These $700 devices are bending in our pants… -_-

    • They are as thin ever and only getting thinner what did you expect. A lot of thin devices do this the Sony Xperia Z’s are even more prone to this.

      • iPodDroid

        I have yet to see an Xperia Z bent like the iPhone. The media is probably using this as an excuse to put Apple in the negative spotlight. This is why I was against a thinner phone, when we could’ve gotten better battery.

      • I was always against thinner too. If you ever held an Xperia Z you can feel how easily it can bend.

      • Being thin isn’t the problem, it’s the so-claimed “premium” aluminum material that’s the problem. The Galaxy S5 and Note 3 are fairly thin, yet they don’t bend as easily (http://bit ly/1ohkf6k) as the “premium” build quality iPhone 5 and later.

      • Actually that are pretty thick, both about as thick as there previous generation, and me personally I’d take a bent frame I can bend back over a broken AMOLED Display any day. Well have to wait and see how the Alpha and the Note 4 fair as they now have aluminum frames too.

      • The previous gen iPhone is already excessively thin, no need for any thinner.

        “and me personally I’d take a bent frame I can bend back over a broken AMOLED Display any day.”

        You think you can bend back the iPhone 6? You really should watch that video to the end, or you deserve to make the same mistake as he did…as for the broken AMOLED display, not sure how a broken LCD display is any better…

        “Well have to wait and see how the Alpha and the Note 4 fair as they now have aluminum frames too.”

        Yeah, metal frame only, like the Xperia Z line and the iPhone 4s. We’ll have to see how that bends out…but I believe it at least won’t bend in your pocket.

    • n0ahcruz3

      Antennagate, nudegate now bendgate whats next? Lol

      • Next up; no you’re pocketing it wrong!

      • n0ahcruz3

        Lmfao!!

  • Annie Leonhardt

    Conflicting data from CreditSusie whose analyst say it cost $350 to make. Someone is bad at their jobs. 😛

  • n0ahcruz3

    Lets make apple the first trillion dollar company buying only apple products

  • Matt Taylor

    Yet they couldn’t spend an extra $9 per unit to double the ram… Apple are so greedy it’s sickening.

    And before anyone says it, double the ram would have little to no impact on battery life and a huge benefit in apps, such as safari and the only reason Apple didn’t include it was to maximise their profit margin knowing people would buy it anyway.

    The brain washed Apple zombies that say things like “iOS is more optimised than other OS’s and doesn’t need more ram” and “my iPhone still has a higher geekbench score than a Samsung with more ram and a more powerful cpu” don’t even bother replying to my comment because I don’t have time for you.

    • n0ahcruz3

      Got my i6 today my gosh the battery life is still horrible! Oh dont forget they charge $100 for flash storage! Apple u greedy SOB!

    • Yeah, Apple and futureproof don’t go well together at-all…

  • Dao Sasone

    Haha all isheep is getting ripped off.

  • TeChNoStyLeZ

    isheeps gotta realize the iphone is a rip off. Outside of the us you pay around 5-7 times its value

  • SoylentGreen

    Usual, yuppies getting tricked & pimped by their false idols, apple hate you, they like your £€$¥, these ppl that run apple, (ill assume you know wall st and the non federal “federal reserve” run the white house) support a eugenicist agenda, google it please. Apple do NOTHING FOR YOU, they exploit the ppl who make the devices to the highest order then double down and exploit you to the highest order, someone here even said its worth it for access to genius bar? Wtf?!?! Please go to any search and see the things these ppl have patents for, if the fact that apple continue to lie about imessage or there involvement in PRISM does not make you atleast a bit wary then your mentally insane. Please go search atleast. They are criminals and are involved in allkinds of bs againts americans and others, WAKE UP

  • Onyxus_Music

    I want to know why will Apple say about the iPhone 6 Plus bending in people’s pockets. Will, “don’t put them in your pockets,” be the response? We’ll see…

  • Dimitrios Pandioras

    They don’t even need to advertise anymore.

  • sriram varadarajulu

    all this money spent and the phone ends up denting from being bent with just average human force… Apple has really stooped low this time.. :@

    • Gary LE

      Avg force? You have any numbers?

  • Kurt

    Any ghosting with the screens?

  • mike

    I’ve always found it interesting how Apple uses dual-suppliers for much of it’s components.

    • Gary LE

      Its better to have more than one suppliers than to have one incase one goes down.

      • mike

        Ahh. Don’t see how I didn’t think of that, two minds are better than one I suppose.

  • Edgard Ade

    Man…I don’t know if i’m gonna buy this new iPhone…The ThinG actually bends. jokes.

  • dana mohammed

    Please stop these kinda articles and post some useful info about the new phone what about bendable iphone 6 and what about the higher crash rate of ios 8 idownloadblog you are biased

  • And what about the costs put into R&D before contracts were even considered? What about the costs of employees? What about maintenance and upkeep of buildings and vehicles? Don’t make the mistake of thinking that your iPhone only cost Apple $200, there are many more costs involved than just the parts.

  • That’s a asinine as saying “since any car can break down, there’s nothing wrong with making a tin-foil car”…defend Apple to the death all you want, fact remains it’s the only SmartPhone that’ll bend while just sitting in your front pocket…

    • Im not defending Apple, Im defending thin phones can bend get over yourself.

    • No I am not defending Apple, Im defending the fact that thin devices will bend. And you are incorrect it won’t bend by itself as some significant force needs to be applied.

      • Right, the same “significant force” that has been applying to DumbPhones and SmartPhones in human’s front pockets for decades is now the blame for Apple’s iPhone 6 bending…keep the excuses coming.

  • And what about the costs put into R&D before contracts were even considered? What about the costs of employees? What about maintenance and upkeep of buildings and vehicles? Don’t make the mistake of thinking that your iPhone only cost Apple $200, there are many more costs involved than just the parts.