Apple IPhone X Production Cost $412.75, See how it happened!

The newly launched iPhone X also known as iPhone 10 was announced on September 12. The production cost is estimated at $412.75 which is 60% cheaper than the retail price after insider in China did an investigation on how much each components costs.

Meanwhile, the main price of the iPhone X is $999 which is closed to 356,000naira in Nigeria.

The expensive part is the Samsung 5.8 OLED Panel. It costs $80 per unit. Followed by the NAND Memory, acquired from Toshiba is $45 for 256GB while the 3GB is 24$.

The A11 Bionic Chipset built by TSMC on their 10 nm process technology, cost $26 per one chipset, while the modem plastered on is provided by Qualcomm. It costs $18 and more.

The 3D sensor costs $25 and is packed behind the glass on the front panel which is another $18.

Now, the total sum of the components amounts the sum of $412.75. You should also note that the price does not include the actual manufacturing, logistics and most importantly R&D costs.

Aside that, for Apple to manufacture iPhone X (10) at that amount, I wonder if they will actually make profit. What’s your say?

33 Comments

  1. In my own opinion, though few might be able to purchase it here in Nigeria but, the make-up of the phone really worth it price.

    If you av something tangible o do with it, one will not mind the price.

  2. 3 reasons why Android is better than iOS

    Debating between Android and iOS? The debate ends here. If you are ready to buy a new smartphone or other devices, Android is the premier option to go with. These are a few reasons you will love what you get with Android, more so than is the case with iOS.

    1.Price–
    From the actual cost of the smartphones and devices, to cost of apps, you will save quite a bit of money with Android. As a matter of fact, most of their apps are free. Further, if you go through a contract provider, you can find many which allow you to pay off the price of your new device over several months or years, without incurring interest. So you pay much less over the lifetime of ownership with these devices.

    2.Customisation–
    If you want to put apps in different locations, run on different software programs, install ROM, or install new hardware programs, go ahead and do so. With iOS you are extremely limited, and can only use their programs/software. With Android, what you see is what you get, and what you prefer, is fully customisable. So go ahead and choose what you like, how you want to see/use it, and virtually set up your devices any way you deem fit as a user.

    3.You choose your OS–
    Yes, you can add ROM and other expandable features. But with Android, you can even install the OS of choice. Form Sailfish to Firefox, the choice is yours. Simply install, add up the updates when prompted to do so, and you are ready to browse on any platform you like best.

    Android offers more, gives you control of the reigns, and offers far more reasonable pricing. So why not give one of their devices a shot if you are an iOS user, and ready for something new? If you would like to know more about the types of android phones available then visit approvedcatalogues.co.uk.

  3. What is 5G and when is it arriving?

    5G – a technological overview
    Before delving into the details, here’s a quick recap of what’s expected with the arrival of 5G in the coming years. Peak network data rates will reach 20 Gbps download and 10 Gbps, a 20x improvement over IMT-Advanced 4G. However us users will likely see our data rates hover somewhere above 100 Mbps, up from a typical 10 Mbps with 4G.
    If that doesn’t seem like a massive speed boost compared with some of today’s fastest networks, remember that we’re already well into the introduction of LTE-Advanced, which is helping to bridge the gap with tomorrow’s 5G networks. In fact, 5G being designed to integrate with LTE connections in a few interesting ways. Some 5G features may even be implemented as LTE-Advanced Proextensions before the full 5G rollout, including the use of 256QAM, Massive MIMO, and LTE-Unlicensed spectrum.
    Other 5G improvements are expected to include mobility support up to 500 km/h, 1 ms user plane latency, support for 1 million devices per square kilometer, and bandwidth of up to 1 GHz available from multiple radio carriers. As for timescale, the first 5G specification will be completed in early 2018, enabling the first standards-based networks to be deployed sometime between 2019 and 2020.

  4. 4G LTE is already providing millions of customers with super fast data, but with more and more carriers looking to flip the switch on even nippier 1 Gbps networksand phones boasting faster modems, it’s tough not to wonder if we’re closing in on next-generation 5G networks soon. Unfortunately, we’re all used to hearing that there are still some technical hurdles to overcome and plenty of infrastructure investments left to be made until consumers start receiving their first 5G signals, but the date is closing in.
    If you’ve been wondering at what stage all of this new technology is at and just how far away we still are from 5G, 5G Americas, an industry trade association and voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas, has recently published a paper looking specifically at how the industry is steadily advancing.

  5. Finding the spectrum
    Broadly speaking, licensed spectrum is still a precious commodity for carriers, and at the moment there doesn’t appear to be enough to go around to reach the lofty specifications sought after by the evolving 5G standard.

  6. To help sidestep this problem, 5G is looking to a wide range of spectrum options, including new very high frequency bandwidth above 6 GHz and making use of unlicensed bands to increase capacity. The downside of this approach is that these high frequencies don’t travel very far or penetrate walls as well as low frequencies bands, which are in short supply. Therefore, future 5G networks are going to look more patchworked than today’s networks, combining short, medium, and long distance coverage to increase capacity.

  7. In practical terms, this means making use of existing 4G LTE bands and incorporating 5G New Radio(NR) technologies over time, and combining the two by evolving existing carrier aggregation and larger multi-antenna technologies. 5G NR will support not only a range of new use cases, such as mass IoT, but also diverse spectrum as well. The idea is to enable seamless transitions between and simultaneous connections to available bands across long distance, small cell, mmWave, and Wi-Fi frequencies.

  8. To make this financially viable for carriers, existing 4G LTE bands will likely remain as they are for the foreseeable future. 5G NR developments and new radio frequencies are instead going to be developed primarily to make use of currently unused cmWave and mmWave frequencies.

  9. These short range stations will likely be constructed from densely packed antenna arrays, which is incidentally exactly what’s needed for increased capacity. Furthermore, larger antenna arrays have already been shown to boost the range of even very high frequency implementations. A 2016 NTT DOCOMO study presented at the Brooklyn 5G Summit suggests that a 77 X 77 antenna array of 6,000 elements can exceed a kilometer in distance at 3.5 GHz and can even cover over 800 meters at 30 GHz. Even so, this would require potentially 40 to 50 base stations to provide the same area coverage as 8 to 10 4G stations, although speeds will be much higher.

  10. These high frequency, Massive MIMO antenna arrays will require beamforming and/or bream tracking in order to maximise data efficiency to the user. By this we mean the antenna will send a focused stream of data to users rather than current omnidirectional broadcasts. This is done by triangulating the location of the user and using intelligent algorithms to fire data back along an optimal path. Clearly this is more involved and expensive than current technologies, but will greatly increase bandwidth efficiency and allow for the use of very high frequency bands. However, research is still ongoing and final specifications for these high frequency antenna technologies are yet to be finalized.

  11. There’s going to be more to the 5G standard than just high frequency spectrum though. Increasing coverage and bandwidth over long distances with lower frequency spectrum is just as important, not just for consumers, but for IoT and other connected markets too. In the US this year, the FCC held an auction of low-band 600 MHz spectrum previously used for TV broadcast, which T-Mobile bought 45 percent of.

  12. We’re likely to see additional repurposing of low frequency spectrum over the coming years, which will be used to expand 4G and 5G long distance coverage. As TV and radio customers move to consuming more data digitally and over the internet, the need for dedicated analog spectrum is diminishing and it makes sense to repurpose this for faster 5G data.

  13. Unlicensed Spectrum
    Along with new capacity from wireless cell towers, superfast 5G speeds in built up areas will likely require the use of small cell Wi-Fi aggregation back by fibre broadband in order to deal with the sheer number of users. To do this, 5G will combine aggregated LTE and 5G signals with additional data transmitted in the unlicensed spectrum. The 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands are commonly used by today’s WiFi routers, with the 3.5 GHz band available to add further spectrum in the future. The FCC is also in the process of opening up the 3550 to 3700 MHz CBRS band for future use with these small cells.

  14. We won’t necessarily even have to wait until 5G technologies begin appearing around 2020 to start seeing the benefits of unlicensed spectrum. Smartphone processor packages are already increasing support for LTE-U, and the most recent 3GPP Release 13 outlined License Assisted Access (LAA) specifications and support for LWA/LWIP. In the US, T-Mobile already has its own LTE-U service up and running in Bellevue, WA; Brooklyn, NY; Dearborn, MI; Las Vegas, NV; Richardson, TX; and Simi Valley, CA.

  15. LTE-U is being spearheaded by Qualcomm and its partners. Essentially, the principle is have LTE bands operating within the same frequency range as common Wi-Fi signals. However, due to the regulations set by the FCC, LTE-U devices must meet the same power limitations as the Wi-Fi devices that exist today, limiting their range. Even so, adding LTE bands into the Wi-Fi spectrum is one way to provide additional capacity.

  16. The big question raised with unlicensed spectrum is how will this affect regular Wi-Fi users? Won’t their home connection quality suffer from high congestion and phone users clogging up broadband data? Using unlicensed spectrum certainly isn’t the definitive answer to the capacity problem, and care is being take to to ensure that current infrastructure doesn’t buckle with LAA.

  17. LAA is essentially the standardized version of LTE-U governed by 3GPP. The big difference between the two is that LAA mandates a “listen-before-talk” capability, which scans local Wi-Fi usage and automatically picks a 5 GHz channel clear of WiFi users, at the cost of some system latency. Failing that, the technology shares the same channel but LAA data is given a lower priority than other Wi-Fi users to fairly share data. Listen-before-talk is a requirement for unlicensed operation in Europe and Japan, but isn’t enshrined in regulation in the USA, Korea, or India, hence why those countries are focusing on LTE-U instead. The upcoming Enhanced LAA (eLLA) specification in Release 14 will enable uplink use of unlicensed spectrum too.

  18. The other option is to piggyback on existing Wi-Fi networks, rather than having to deploy new LTE cell technologies into the unlicensed spectrum. LTE-WLAN Aggregation (LWA) was also standardized as part of the the 3GPP’s Release-13, and enables seamless usage of both LTE and Wi-Fi networks at the same.

  19. In this case, the LTE signal isn’t competing with Wi-Fi, instead the phone connects to traditional lower frequency LTE bands and common Wi-Fi hotspots simultaneously, and aggregates data across both. The upside is that it’s much more cost effective and simplifies deployment for carriers. LWA deployment also doesn’t risk clogging up Wi-Fi frequency with new LTE implementations.

  20. The difference with LWIP technology is that LWA aggregates LTE and Wi-Fi at the packet data layer, while LWIP aggregates or switches between LTE and Wi-Fi links only at the IP layer. So with LWA, data can be split at the smallest level for all applications, which greatly increases throughput. LWIP has to toggle IPs for each application but works well with legacy Wi-Fi hardware. Currently LWA doesn’t support uplink, but this will change

  21. Wrap Up

    While a lot of this still might sound like a way off, some of today’s smartphones are already actually ready to go with a number of these technologies. Carrier aggregation and LTE-Advanced has been around for a while now, and Qualcomm’s existing X12 and X16 modems inside a range of Snapdragon mobile platforms already support LTE-U. The company is preparing to sell its multi-mode 4G/5G X50 modemto partners in the coming months too, and ARM has its Cortex-R8 CPUtargeted at others companies who are looking to design their own modems.

  22. With a growing consumer base, new convenience innovations for consumers, and even a financial incentive for businesses offering “free” wireless power, it’s more likely than ever that wireless charging will finally enter the mainstream. It could be well on its way to ubiquity.

  23. The new Pixels… They’re coming, folks!

    Google just officially confirmed that the new Pixels will be launched on October 4. We suspected it ( that massive billboard that Google put up definitely helped), but now we have official word in the form of the video teaser above and a sign-up pagethat tells us to stay tuned for more on October 4.
    Incidentally or not, October 4 will be the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Pixel and Pixel XL, Google’s first smartphones developed under its own brand.
    Neither the video or the sign-up page mention Pixel by name, but the source code of the website includes a reference to “pixel-teaser”
    The tag line of the teaser campaign for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL is “Funny you should ask…” Like last year, Google is using the familiar image of its search box to transfer some of its brand cachet to its smartphones.
    The video shows a series of questions that are typed in the search box, starting with “What’s wrong with my phone’s battery?” and followed by “Why is my phone always out of storage?” and “Why does my phone take so many blurry photos?”
    These appear to be strong hints at some of the selling phones of the Pixel and Pixel 2 XL – battery, camera, and storage space. We’re particularly excited about the first – battery life is the one weakness of modern smartphones, and we’d love to see Google using its best-in-class engineering resources to alleviate the problem.

  24. Airtel Payments Bank integrated UPI on its digital platform

    It will add to customer choice and convenience for digital payments
    Customers are not required to furnish their bank details for UPI payments

    Airtel Payments Bank on Sunday said it has become the first payments bank in India to integrate the Unified Payments Interface(UPI) on its digital platform.

    This will add to customer choice and convenience for making secure digital paymentsto online/offline merchants and making instant money transfers to any bank account in India, a company statement said in New Delhi.

    “This would allow all our 20 million bank customers to create their personalised UPI handles on the Airtelapp and enable them to make digital payments in both the offline and online space. Our bank customers would also be able to link their bank accounts on BHIMapp and make UPI payments,” said Shashi Arora, MD and CEO, Airtel Payments Bank.
    “Payments banks are capable of facilitating remittances and payments to a large user base especially to underserved area as per the RBI's vision. We are happy to on-board Airtel Payments Bank on BHIM/UPI platform,” said Dilip Asbe, Chief Operating Officer, National Payments Corp of India(NPCI).

    “Through this association, we foresee a significant rise in digital transactions at untapped merchant locations and person-to-person payments space,” he added.

    For UPI-based payments and transfers, the customers are not required to furnish their bank details to enable transactions and can create easy to remember IDs, ensuring optimal data security, the statement said.
    Customers can also link their Airtel Payments Bank savings accounts to any of their UPI handles on popular apps such as BHIM or UPI of other banks, it added.

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