|source: MIT Technology Review|
Domestic production of iPhones with simple U.S. assembly could add $30 to $40 to the retail cost of devices built and sold in the United States, an analysis by MIT Technology Review suggests. If component parts also could be built domestically, retail prices could rise another $30 to $40.
Complete domestic sourcing is impossible, since the component rare earth elements are not found in the United States. The bottom line: if an iPhone were made of as much domestic components as possible, and fully assembled in the United States, an iPhone might cost $60 to $80 more than at present.