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Apple iPhone X component costs estimated to be $412.75 USD

Apple iPhone X component costs estimated to be $412.75 USD (Source: Myfixguide.com)
Apple iPhone X component costs estimated to be $412.75 USD (Source: Myfixguide.com)
Samsung is making bank on the iPhone X as its OLED panel will be the costliest component by far. Meanwhile, the unique 3D sensing camera will cost about as much as the DRAM component and A11 SoC each.

Citing information from separate supply chains, Chinese B2B component website ichunt.com is claiming that Apple's super-flagship will cost roughly $412 USD in parts alone for the 256 GB model. Keep in mind that this particular SKU will retail for $1150 USD once it lands in North America this November.

Unsurprisingly, the 5.8-inch OLED display will be the most expensive component for Apple to source at an estimated $80 USD or nearly 20 percent of the total cost. The second and third most expensive components are the metal and glass chassis and 256 GB NAND module, respectively, at $53 and $45. The 10 nm A11 SoC is comparatively cheaper at about $26. Apple will see greater profits from its higher-end iPhone SKU as usual based on its $150 premium over the base 64 GB model.

When looking at these raw numbers, the iPhone X is predicted to cost almost $200 more than the iPhone 7 in components alone. An IHS report last year estimated the 32 GB iPhone 7 to cost around $220 USD in total components even though it retailed for a launch price of $650. If the above estimates are true, then the margins for the iPhone X will be even greater. Initial supply for the iPhone X will likely be tight this Holiday season as predicted by KGI due in part to its unique set of features.

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Allen Ngo, 2017-09-17 (Update: 2018-05-15)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.