Apple makes iPhone 11 Pro Max for less than $ 500

How much does a iPhone 11 Pro Max 512GB? For us, here in Brazil, a total of R $ 9,600; for Apple, it is estimated that little less than $ 500 (about R $ 2,060), according to a dismantling disclosed by TechInsights, which calculated the approximate value of each piece of the new flagship of the Apple.

The most expensive component of the device is the new triple camera system, highlight of this version, which can cost about US $ 73 for Apple. In second place appears the OLED screen, which has an estimated cost of US $ 66, followed by the A13 Bionic processor, which costs about US $ 64.

In addition to the cost of the iPhone 11 Pro Max components, TechInsights also speculated that the assembly of this device (whether done by Foxconn in China or India) would cost Apple about $ 21.

Based on these and other values ​​detailed in the table below, the company considers that the costs of all parts and the manufacture of the iPhone 11 Pro Max are $ 490.50. This represents 34% of the amount Apple charges for gadget in the United States ($ 1,450).

Cost of iPhone 11 Pro Max by TechInsights

Still, it is important to note that the remaining 66% are not pure profit. The bill of materials does not cover Apple employees’ salaries, advertising and other costs (transportation, packaging, insurance, etc.). In addition, these figures do not include the development of iOS, but sales of the iPhone (with some help from the iPad) should, of course, cover all expenses for maintaining that software.

The sum calculated by TechInsights is slightly higher than the manufacturing costs of the 256GB iPhone XS Max, released last year, which were $ 443. Compared to the Galaxy S10 +, the iPhone 11 Pro Max is also a little more expensive, since the manufacture of this device can cost Samsung $ 420.

It is worth noting, however, that these numbers are only estimates and do not reflect the real cost of production of these gadgets, since officially they may be different depending on the negotiations entered into by Apple with its numerous suppliers.

via Cult of Mac