The Apple Watch is not necessary the cheapest device or even watch out there. From prices ranging from $349 to $17,000 it can definitely set you back. The research firm IHS has released the cost breakdown of the Apple Watch, focusing on the $349 Sport Edition. They have come up with a final cost of $87.30 per unit.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has warned that these research firms are no where “close to being accurate”. He does make a point as the final cost is based on the component cost, it does not include how much R&D and marketing that has gone into the product.
Here is a breakdown of the cost:
“Preliminary estimate shows Apple Watch Sport hardware costs onlyabout 24 percent of MSRP; lowest of any Apple product examined by IHS.” – according to IHS.