Apple iPhone X: Here's the estimated production cost
by Plamen Dimitrov / Sep 15, 2017, 8:54 AM
It's no secret that the iPhone X is one expensive phone to produce, but how much is Apple exactly paying? Chinese industry watchers have apparently investigated the matter, and have calculated the total cost of components present in Cupertino's most advanced handset to date.
The estimated production cost of the iPhone X is around $412.75. That's about 59% cheaper than the $999 retail starting price for the 64GB model.
Unsurprisingly, the most expensive part of the iPhone X is the Samsung-made 5.8-inch Super Retina display. According to said industry watchers, Tim Cook & Co. are paying $80 for a single panel unit, far more than any other component found in the smartphone. Other sources have suggested that the cost is even greater at $100-$120 per unit.
Aside from that, Apple's powerful new A11 Bionic chipset costs $26, while the Qualcomm modem that's built on top of it stands at $18. The 3D Face ID sensor is worth $25, while the front glass panel costs $18.The price of the Toshiba-made NAND memory is $45 for 256GB, the 3 gigs of RAM are valued at $24. The list goes on.
Still, one might argue that a 59% profit margin is quite a respectable achievement, right? Well, that's not exactly the case. There are a bunch of extra expenses not included in here, such as logistics, manufacturing, the cost of producing the software, and more.
To put things into perspective, let's check out the table below. There, you'll find the estimated production costs of some previous iPhones, as well as Samsung's Galaxy S8 which uses a similarly advanced OLED display.
|Phone model||Estimated cost of production||Starting MSRP for base model|
|Samsung Galaxy S8||$307.50||~$730|
Posts: 1469; Member since: Jun 19, 2014
Those guesstimates, what is the reason for them to even exist ?
posted on Sep 15, 2017, 8:59 AM 5
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Ok PA. A expert might show up with his data.
posted on Sep 15, 2017, 9:02 AM 1
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Who? Techie? He got banned, and I don't see him making any clone.. probably he just take a long break until pixel or S9
posted on Sep 15, 2017, 9:59 AM 3
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Where is banks? I haven't seen him last few days either. I figured he would be all over these articles or left this world after hearing about lack of fps under the screen or having notches on the screen
posted on Sep 15, 2017, 11:37 AM 1
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Hmm, whatever was the cost of production this is a ripped off as usual
posted on Sep 15, 2017, 9:05 AM 0
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One has to think tho, is the production cost the only cost involved? What about shipping costs to ship the phones to different countries, paying the workers who assemble them. Im sure that gets added to the cost as well. No doubt they are making really good profit from them yes, but that profit comes from selling 100's of millions. It all comes down to what a person feels a product is worth, if a person doesn't feel its worth the money, they don't have to buy it, simple as that.
posted on Sep 15, 2017, 12:34 PM 0
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Sammy is making 80$ in every iPhone sold Funny .....
posted on Sep 15, 2017, 9:07 AM 1
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$24 for RAM too.
posted on Sep 15, 2017, 9:19 AM 0
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