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By the Numbers: iPhone insights

It takes a village to build the technology carried in a pocket


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By the Numbers: iPhone insights
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The number of countries involved in the manufacturing of Apple products, according to the company’s latest supplier list. Apple began taking preorders on Sept. 15 for its newest gadget, the iPhone 15. Debuting in 2007, the iPhone remains a wonder of the global economy.


$799

The retail price of a basic iPhone 15—no more expensive than last year’s model.


$3,995

The price of a Motorola DynaTAC 8000X, the first commercially produced cell phone, when it first sold in 1984—equivalent to nearly $12,000 today.


80,000 square feet

The floor space that would have been needed to host a 1985 Cray-2 supercomputer matching the power of an iPhone 12, according to an estimate by Adobe.

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