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The selling price of the iPhone XS Max is high! It starts at $1099, but how much does it cost Apple to buy all the hardware? Let’s break down the iPhone XS Max and see how much it cost to make this new smartphone.


How Much Does It Cost? will cover several brands and products on the manufacturing price. What is the difference between the build price and retail price? Of course, this is not all profit, but it is nice to see what the most expensive or budget flagship killer products cost. In this series, we will go from Apple to OnePlus and from Xiaomi to Samsung. Let’s start with tearing down the price of our beloved products.

The Company

Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services. The company’s hardware products include the iPhone smartphone, the iPad tablet computer, the Mac personal computer, the iPod portable media player, the Apple Watch smartwatch, the Apple TV digital media player, and the HomePod smart speaker. Apple’s software includes the macOS and iOS operating systems, the iTunes media player, the Safari web browser, and the iLife and iWork creativity and productivity suites, as well as professional applications like Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro, and Xcode. Its online services include the iTunes Store, the iOS App Store, and Mac App Store, Apple Music, and iCloud.

The Product: iPhone XS Max

The iPhone XS Max is a great looking smartphone but the starting price is $1099! That is a lot of money. What do you get for this (almost insane) amount?

It is available in three colors, Gold, Space Gray, and Silver and there are three storage sizes, 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB. With the iPhone XS Max, you have a massive 6.5″ screen which is a Super Retina HD display. The display has a 2688‑by-1242‑pixel resolution at 458 PPI. Of course, you have 3D touch and a True Tone display. The iPhone XS Max has an IP68 rating, maximum depth of 2 meters up to 30 minutes under IEC standard 60529. Inside is the latest A12 Bionic Chip with a Next-generation Neural Engine.

Overall, the specifications are great and you can last really long with Apple products. The support and updates of iOS are just great and you are good for the coming 3-4-5 years.

How Much Does It Cost?

There are a lot of components on the inside of the iPhone XS Max. The price we will show you is just for the components. There are a lot of other costs for Apple, for example, the development of iOS, sales, advertisement, research and development, and salary of its personal. Let’s have a look at the total price of the iPhone XS Max components!

Total Component Costs iPhone XS Max
Applications Processor/Modems:$72
Connectivity & Sensors:$18
Mixed Signal/RF:$23
Power Management/Audio:$14.50
Other Electronics:$35
Test/Assembly/Support Materials:$24.50


Yes, the price is super high. I must say that the price of the components is higher then I expected, but a $646 difference is a lot. You can get numerous Xiaomi smartphones for the difference only! Of course, the cheap Xiaomi smartphones are no way comparable with the quality of the iPhone XS Max. The software support of the iPhone is way better and the updates are good and of high quality. The iPhone XS Max is really a top of the line smartphone with features and performance that will keep you going for years.

The price of the display stood out to me and it is high if you ask me. You get a top of the line and very big display for that, it covers almost the complete front! Overall the iPhone XS Max is expensive, but if you are planning to use it for several years, you can do that with the features and hardware inside.

All the information and prices are produced by TechInsights.

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