Apple iPhone X component costs estimated to be $412.75 USD
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.