A rare peek into Apple's factory in China gives us a clue as to how much your iPhone probably costs to make. It's so cheap. And no wonder, the company is super rich. Either way, they're pretty good at making the phones look expensive.
Though Apple products are labeled “designed in California” by the Cupertino based company, the products “would be nothing without the relentless, repetitive work of hundreds of thousands of Chinese and Taiwanese workers like Liang Juan,” writes Weir. He noted that a majority of the laborers in the factory were in their late teens to twenties.
“17 hours of labor input would imply $30 labor cost per iPhone. That seems a lot higher than the industry.”
Of course, his quote does not account for costs like material, shipping or marketing. He gave more exact calculations as the ABC report mentioned that there were presumably 141 labor work steps in the production of an iPhone.
“For example, if each step in the human assembly process took 2 minutes then human hands will touch the iPhone for 423 minutes or about 7 hours. This would imply a labor cost for an iPhone of about $12.50.”
He did say, though that:
“Manufacturing costs for the iPhone are likely to be much higher than comparable devices. This is partly because of the design of the product and partly because of the quality testing needed.
With the passage of time, the concerns related to cyber security are definitely shooting up. It would not be wrong to say that the global economy is hugely dependent on the present day technology. For this reason, it is important to come up with effective methods to protect ourselves from the cyber threats that lurk behind the new technologies. Read more
Android Game Development The RecentSmartness in Android Market, The movement of Android application development, gets no limit of categories and is growing gradually, the most challenging being Android Game Development. Read more
PDF or Portable Document Format is an open standard for document exchange. It was created by Adobe in 1993, as a way to create documents that would work the same under a variety of different operating systems, such as, Windows, Linux, and Mac. Read more