The $800 iPhone 8 Plus has $290 worth of components in it

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The analytics company IHS Markit issued its annual teardown of iPhone production costs, surprisingly, according to it’s report, the making of the iPhone 8 Plus with 32GB more memory, a more powerful processor, wireless charging and a slightly improved camera costs about $17 more than the 7 Plus to make.

IHS Markit’s iPhone 8 Plus cost breakdown.

IHS Markit's iPhone 8 Plus cost breakdown.

Perhaps the Chinese noticed this earlier, following a report from Hangzhou, China just 2 people were waiting in line for the latest iPhone (8) from Tim Cook.

Cook Appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Tuesday, to talk about Dreamers and the Trump administrations recent discussions with Democrats to try to organize legislation to protect young immigrants, He faced questions from the audience about other topics, including iPhone X. “I understand inflation, etc” one viewer asked, “but don’t you find the price tag for the iPhone X out of reach for the average American?” Cook explained: “Well, it’s a value price actually for the technology that you’re getting.” That may not be the case for the iPhone 8, since it’s specs are not too different from the iPhone 7s.

Quite a number of people will prefer the iPhone X to the iPhone 8, this alone will have a negative impact on the sales of the iPhone 8, also considering the fact that the iPhone 8 is basically just like the iPhone 7s, but with minimal upgrades.

Will you be buying the iPhone 8 or X, let us know in comments 😉


iPhone  is a line of smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc. These range of phones runs on Apple’s iOS. Apple has released ten generations of iPhone models with each having a suffix that particular generation. These generations have also been accompanied by one of the ten major releases of its iOS operating system. The first generation iPhone was released on June 29, 2007; the most recent iPhone model is the iPhone X.

iPhone X is a phablet designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the iPhone X on September 12, 2017, alongside the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus at the Steve Jobs Theater in the Apple Park campus. The phone is slated for release on November 3, 2017. This iPhone marks the iPhone’s tenth anniversary, with “X” being the symbol for “ten” in Roman numerals.

Within Apple’s line-up, the iPhone X is positioned as a high-end, premium model intended to showcase advanced technologies. Leaks, including those from case manufacturers, as well as HomePod firmware and the final version of iOS 11, revealed various aspects of the device prior to its unveiling, including the fact that it would have a nearly bezel-less design and no physical home button, an OLEDdisplay, dual cameras with improved depth sensing, and a face recognition unlock system known as Face ID.


IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO, Information Handling Services) is a company based in London, United Kingdom. IHS provides information and analysis to support the decision-making process of businesses and governments in industries such as aerospace, defense and security; automotive; chemical; energy; maritime and trade; and technology. The previously announced deal to merge IHS and Markit closed on July 13, 2016.



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