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iPhone XS Max Estimated to Cost Apple $443 to Make

iPhone XS Max Estimated to Cost Apple $443 to Make

Posted September 26, 2018 at 5:17am by iClarified
The iPhone XS Max is estimated to cost Apple $443 to make, according to a teardown report from TechInsights.

The site highlights several exciting new features of the iPhone XS including the TSMC 7 nm FinFET fabbed Apple A12 Bionic chip with its new 8-core Neural Engine, a second generation Apple-designed GPU, an Intel CDMA-supported baseband processor, new CMOS Image Sensors, and new Face ID components.

iPhone XS Max Estimated to Cost Apple $443 to Make

Some of the increases in cost from the iPhone Xs to the iPhone Xs Max are in the areas of baseband, larger OLED display, larger battery, more non-volatile memory, and a significant increase in the cost of non-electronic components. The iPhone Xs Max has larger, heavier housings than the iPhone X, and the internal frame carries more process costs around spot welds, inserts, etc.

Interestingly, TechInsights says the higher cost of the larger display is tempered by the removal of some 3D touch components previously found in the iPhone X. It's unclear what those parts are.

Hit the link below to checkout the full teardown.

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iAmMe - October 2, 2018 at 6:54am
Do you guys ever heard of R n D and how much it costs? LOL
iAmMe - October 2, 2018 at 6:53am
Do you guys ever heard of R
fastandloose - September 27, 2018 at 8:25am
Designed in America ! Wonder that in the $$$$
Pambos - September 26, 2018 at 8:16am
This is very interesting figure.....Is that how much actually cost to build the phone? And if this is true how it comes to the users with $1000 more? Don't tell me because has premium design and quality because there are smartphones out there with better quality.
jaybro - September 26, 2018 at 1:27pm
Those are just the cost of parts - I am no cost analyst/expert, but there is more to it - such as process/delivery, taxes, labor, legal, admin, supply, blah blah, child labor, blah, bu77 plugging taxes, luxury fees, touch my leg fees, etc., you name it....
suggymoto - September 26, 2018 at 5:10pm
Luckily we live in a world where there is choice and you don’t have to buy an iPhone if you don’t want to.
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