Thursday, February 29, 2024
Archived Post

Analysis: iPhone X makes more money per unit than the iPhone 8

The iPhone X makes Apple more money per unit than the iPhone 8, according to an analysis that found the iPhone X’s parts cost Apple 25% more than the iPhone 8, but that it retails 43% higher, reports Reuters

The iPhone X smartphone costs $357.50 to make and sells for $999 (and up), giving it a gross margin of 64%, according to TechInsights, a firm that tears down technology devices and analyzes the parts inside. The iPhone 8 sells for $699 (and higher) and has a gross margin of 59%.

Several of Apple’s design choices for the iPhone X pushed up its price. In particular, its 5.8-inch (14.8 cm) edge-to-edge display and associated parts cost $65.50, compared with $36 for the iPhone 8’s 4.7-inch display, the analysis found. What’s more, the stainless steel chassis of the iPhone X cost $36 versus $21.50 for the aluminum housing of the iPhone 8, says TechInsights.

Dennis Sellers
the authorDennis Sellers
Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.