IHS Markit Estimates iPhone 8+ Cameras Cost at 11.2% of BOM

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IHS Markit publishes Apple iPhone 8 Plus BOM estimation at $288.08, while dual rear and single front cameras cost is estimated at $32.5. There are also a proximity ToF sensor and an ambient light sensor that are a part of the sensor hub estimated at $6.65:


IHS Markit says about the iPhone cameras:

"The cameras have been calibrated for AR, and the A11 Bionic chip is also optimized for AR. Slow-motion video capture at 1080p is also smoother, at 240 frames per second – double from last year.

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have new sensors, with lenses featuring f1.8 and f2.8 apertures – brighter than the 7 Plus telephoto – in the iPhone 8 Plus. It also has new color filters. Studio lighting includes dropping the background out completely to black.

“From our BOM analysis, we can see that Apple invested heavily in the camera capabilities of the iPhone 8 Plus due to the increase in component costs,” said Wayne Lam, principal analyst, mobile devices and networks for IHS Markit. “Based on these investments, we expect improvements not only in the optics in the dual camera module, but also in computationally intensive requirements of the portrait lighting capture feature that rely on the graphical horsepower and neural engine (AI) of the A11 Bionic chip.

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