After a storage cost report iPhone XS (512GB iPhone XS Max: Apple earns $ 134 on each copy sold), now comes the one who given an overview of the prices of the other components of the iPhone XS Max.
As one can easily make the deduction, the most expensive component of the device remains the OLED screen. According to data from TechInsights, the cost of components and assembly for the iPhone XS Max with 256 GB of storage is estimated at $ 443, compared to the iPhone X 64 GB last year, estimated at $ 395.44. Regarding the screen specifically, Apple was able to save money this time around. The screen of the iPhone XS Max costs Apple $ 80.50, compared to $ 77.27 for the iPhone X.
To successfully save, Apple has apparently been able to remove some components related to the 3D Touch (which is, of course, still available) on this year’s iPhone XS Max. Coins removed total about $ 10, says TechInsights.
In the end, the parts and assembly of the iPhone XS Max with 256 GB of storage cost Apple $ 443 (far from the 1,429 euros for which Apple sells the device). However, as we note every year, these estimates do not take into account factors such as research and development, marketing, logistics, engineer salaries, various charges, taxes and much more.
To go deeper : Here are the official prices in euros for the iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone Xr