Parsing iPhone X showed that filling the model costs more than filling iPhone 8. More specifically, parts iPhone X are 25% more expensive than parts iPhone 8, and their retail price is 43 percent higher.
iPhone 8 costs $ 699, and its cost is 59% of that amount. Cost of iPhone X is 64% of $ 999.
The big cost iPhone X comes from the 5.8-inch Super Retina HD display, which costs $ 65. 4.7-inch display iPhone 8 costs only 36. Steel frames iPhone X cost 36 dollars, and aluminum frames iPhone 8 – 21. Total filling cost iPhone X is $ 357, which is much higher than the $ 247 and $ 288 for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
iPhone X has one of the most multicomponent content among all smartphones. To save space, Apple added a two-piece battery and arranged the motherboard in two layers, which probably increased their cost as well. The parts price does not include the billions of dollars spent on developing Face ID technology. So the cost of iPhone X does not reflect the real cost of its production.