New Delhi: A new analysis have surfaced which says that Apple Inc`s new flagship iPhone X makes the company more money per phone than its iPhone 8 model, according to an analysis, which found the iPhone X`s flashier parts cost Apple 25 percent more than the iPhone 8, but that it retailed 43 percent higher.
The iPhone X smartphone costs $357.50 to make and sells for $999, giving it a gross margin of 64 percent, according to TechInsights, a firm that tears down technology devices and analyses the parts inside. The iPhone 8 sells for $699 and has a gross margin of 59 percent.
The finding is surprising because technology products tend to become more profitable as they age and the parts for them drop in cost.
The iPhone X is a brand new design that went on sale on Friday, to apparently strong demand, while the iPhone 8 is an update on last year`s iPhone 7, which itself was similar to the iPhone 6 released in 2014.Apple declined to comment on TechInsights` analysis.
Apple is unique in the electronics industry for its ability to charge a premium price for its latest devices and for its ability to maintain that price even when selling devices through third parties like telecom carriers, said Al Cowsky, the costing analyst for TechInsights, which planned to post the results to its site late on Monday.