Pre-orders for the iPhone X doesn’t go up until 27th October but people are dying to get their hands on it even though it’s the most expensive Apple smartphone.
Thanks to Lowyat.Net, who got their information via Chinese tech industry publication named ichunt, we now know roughly how much it cost to manufacture an iPhone X. For the iPhone X 256GB unit, the price is $412.75 (approximately RM1,700).
The bill of materials (BOM) for the iPhone X details the breakdown of each individual part for the high-end smartphone. That includes the display, chipset, and the iPhone X’s stainless steel frame. A quick glance through at the graph (pictured below) will show you that the most expansive component for the iPhone X is the 5.8-inch OLED display, which costs $80 (RM335).
The 2nd highest component is the iPhone X’s chasis, which consist of the stainless steel frame and “glass hyperbolae”. Together, they come up to $53 (RM220). Meanwhile, the 256GB NAND memory, acquired from Toshiba, goes for $45 (RM190).
The retail price for the iPhone X 256GB model is $1,149 (RM4,800). Although there is an estimate difference of RM3,100 between the retail price and the manufacturing price, do take into consideration that miscellaneous costs such as R&D, marketing, and even taxes, hasn’t been factored in yet.
For those of you on a tight budget, perhaps you should consider purchasing older iPhone models. Apple Malaysia has recently reduced prices (up to RM450) for 10 iPhone models, ranging from the entry level iPhone SE to the iPhone 7s Plus.
Source: Lowyat.Net/ Featured image: Trusted Reviews.