The iPhone X is Apple’s most expensive smartphone yet, and not surprisingly, it’s also the costliest to manufacture. However, just how much exactly does it cost to build one? Well, as it turns out, the iPhone X costs only $412.75 (about RM1,725) to manufacture; it’s the 256GB variant to boot.
This bit of information comes from Chinese tech industry publication ichunt, which managed to get its hands on the iPhone X’s bill of materials (BOM). Basically, the BOM details exactly how much each individual part of the phone costs, including the display, chipset, and the iPhone X’s stainless steel frame.
Out of all of the iPhone X’s parts, the 5.8-inch OLED display is the costliest at $80 (around RM335). The phone’s 256GB NAND memory, on the other hand, goes for $45 – that’s about RM190. Surprisingly enough, the iPhone X’s chassis is the second most expensive part. This include the stainless steel frame and “glass hyperbolae,” which cost $53 (about RM220) together.
Considering the fact that the 256GB iPhone X retails at a whopping $1,149 (that’s approximately RM4,805), that’s quite a large price gap. However, note that this is only the cost to manufacture the iPhone X. Other miscellaneous costs like R&D, marketing, and even taxes, are not taken into account yet.