Here is the real cost of an Apple iPhone X... per use

You have probably already heard: the new iPhone X comes with a $1,000 starting price, making it the most expensive mainstream phone ever made, but did you know how this breaks down on a per day basis?

If you assume that you own the iPhone X for 1 year, or 365 days, this would break down to a whopping $3.14 per day, or 4 cents for every time you open your phone, or one-tenth of a cent for every touch on that screen.

Admittedly, the average consumer owns their iPhone for an average of around two years, so those numbers go down in half if we look at things from that perspective, but it's nonetheless illuminating to see just how much your phone costs you on a day-to-day basis.

Are you interested in getting Apple's iPhone X? The handset is set to launch on November 3rd for $1,000 for the 64GB model and $1,150 for the 256GB version.

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iPhone X
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256GB
  • Battery 2716 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. Hollowmost

Posts: 425; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

I don't understand ?

6. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

It's desperate attempt to make iPhone X looks cheaper

21. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Damn bro, lol.

22. UglyFrank

Posts: 2200; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

It's such a stupid argument to use. They say it like people get paid each time they check their phones. Inb4 someone replies that people are too poor to buy iPhones.

23. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yea, otherwise they would have mentioned the competition which would, in every case, be cheaper. Sadly, iFans aren't exactly too good with math and this might just persuade some of them.

7. IT-Engineer

Posts: 584; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Trying to explain why an emoji phone costs more than 1000 $. That's basically it.

2. bucknassty

Posts: 1401; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

Thats a pretty interesting break down

3. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

>Calling it the iPhone 10 and not the X >Costs well over eleven hundred dollars >Costs over twelve hundred for the complete product experience and insurance >No 128gb option >JONY IVES GODDAMN FOREHEAD NOTCH >Muh value for the technology we're getting >No fingerprint scanner >No quick charging out of the box >Muh substitute gesture for the home button >Muh unproven facial recognition >Emoji's that track your every move >A f**kING VERTICAL CAMERA

4. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Oh know PA. You will draw the attention of a Gadget Expert with a break down of cost to make. Why?

15. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Its "oh no" not oh know. :-)

19. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You correcting someone else's posting with the typos you churn out is the height of irony...

20. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

My bad. Type it on short break at work.

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2700; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I quote: "but it's nonetheless illuminating..." End quote. "We are all illuminated, Lights are shining on our faces, blinding We are, we are, blinding, We are, we are, blinding..." Your so called "illumination" is indeed blinding me, PhoneArena. What a bloody waste of time, really! "Time waits for no one, So do you want to waste some time?" Oh well, G'Day!

8. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

80x unlock per day? really? is that average number from average users? Personally, I'm not sure If I unlock my phone more than 30 times each day. (Probably because I usually check always-on-screen or gear for notification, and ignore most of it)

14. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Well first, he has no way of knowing how much anyone unlocks there phone. Most I guess would do so at least 100 times a day. Nothing will justify a $1000 iPhone. Especially to only catch up to the S7 edge which was $800 and they claimed it wasn't worth $800.

9. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

This is dumb and makes zero sense. Oh wait I see why! Let's justify the $1000 iPhone cost to catch up to all the features the S7 edge already has, that PA claims wasn't worth $800. Nothing makes the iPhone X worth $1000. NOTHING! But there are things that could. Include premium headphones in the box, include a fast charger and all needed adapters, put back the headphone jack, raise the OP certification, better the cameras, increase screen resolution and increase the battery size and add sdcard storage. OH WAIT - That sounds like my Galaxy Note 8. So glad I have that and I didn't pay $1000

10. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

double post!

12. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

IP certification*

11. Sakeem

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

What is going on here? Is this "breakdown" supposed to justify the price of the phone? Unbelievable.

13. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Yes. Trying to make it seem to not cost much. The S7 edge was $800 and has everything except the fancy Face ID and yet its $200 cheaper, but they claimed it wasn't worth $800. LMAO!!! If this doesn't prove the bias, then people are having true selective seeing.

16. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

"The iPhone X is not for the average consumer." - Ray S.


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

They already took a bite of the apple, now they took a chunk of the screen. FUGLY!

18. xfire99

Posts: 1207; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

By reading the headline, I already knew it was written by Victor.H trying to defend the high price of Apple products.

24. jsdechavez

Posts: 818; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

The iPhone X uses an amoled panel. Screen burn-in will eventually happen in time. How will Apple Care cover that? Replacing that expensive panel post-Apple Care would definitely cost a lot.

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