In the smartphone industry, Apple is a benchmarking existence. Although the global sales cannot be done, Samsung can only be ranked second. However, their family can earn most of the industry's profits. It is reflected in every detail, such as upgrading the flash memory capacity, apples can make a lot of money.
In the past two years, Apple's iPhone has started with 64GB capacity. Such storage space is really not enough. In recent years, it has changed from 128GB, but the price gap of the large -capacity version has also opened.
Take iPhone 14 as an example, the 128GB version starts at $ 799, the 256GB version is $ 899, and the 512GB version is $ 1099. Increased 128GB capacity is almost $ 100, iPhone 14 Pro, 14 Pro Max is also the same.
What is the cost of 128GB of the increase of 100 US dollars? The iPhone 14 series mainly uses armor, the 112 -layer stack 3D TLC flash memory of the Western Digital, and the core capacity of 512GB.The cost of the flash memory is less than $ 5, and the entire cost of the UFS 128GB module is about $ 10.
In this way, the iPhone 14 capacity increased by 128GB, and the cost increase was $ 10.But Apple's price increased by $ 100, that is, 90%of the profits were taken away by Apple.
Among Android manufacturers, the capacity of 128GB to 256GB and 512GB is increased. The increased price is usually within 300 yuan. Even in order to increase the cost performance, the 256GB version may be only 100 yuan, and the price difference between the different capacity of the iPhone 14 series of the National Bank of China is at least at least at least at least the difference in different capacity differences. It's 800 yuan.
Just this is the point,Apple can earn high profits that Android manufacturers can never make,Or the premium of a flash chip is enough for the gross profit of the entire mobile phone of Android manufacturers.