Friday, 15 September 2017

Apple iPhone X production cost estimated at $412.75

Apple announced the iPhone X with an eye-watering price of $999 on September 12. Industry insiders in China did an investigation how much each component costs and came up with the total cost of the iPhone X. The sum is $412.75, or 60% cheaper than the retail price.


The most expensive component is the 5.8” OLED panel manufactured by Samsung. It’s price is $80 per unit which is way higher than any other part. The NAND memory, acquired from Toshiba is $45 for 256 GB. The 3 GB RAM is half - only $24.


Apple announced the A11 Bionic chipset, which is built by TSMC on their 10 nm process technology. One chipset costs $26 while the modem that is plastered on it is provided by Qualcomm and is $18 more.


The 3D sensor is also in the expensive category - it is $25. It is packed behind the glass on the front panel which is another $18.

The total sum of all components might be not so high as the end price, but don’t let the numbers mislead you - the price does not include the actual manufacturing, logistics and most importantly R&D costs.

The Apple iPhone X can be pre-ordered on October 27 and shipping starts on November 3.


Source: gsmarena
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