Apple Watch was already declared to be the most profitable gadget. IHS iSuppli decided to check whether the watch is worthy of this rank, and dismantled a model of Apple Watch Sport to find out how much its components cost for the manufacturer.
The result showed that creation of 38-mm gadget cost 83,7 US dollars for the vendor. The OLED-display is the most expensive component of the device, its cost is 20,5 dollars. S1 chip is on the second place – 10,2 dollars. Memory of device cost Apple 7,2 dollars, sensors – 3 dollars (for all – accelerometer, gyroscope, heart rate sensor, luminance sensor), battery – 0,8 dollars, packing and its contents (for example, adapter and charger) – 9 dollars. Expenses for assemblage and manufacture – 2,5 dollars.
Thus it should be mentioned that these values are valid for “sports” model only; steel or gold watches were not dismantled.