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Steve Phelps
September 27, 2017

We already know the iPhone X will be the most powerful - and the most expensive - iPhone ever. For comparison, TENAA filings also show that the iPhone 8 will sport a 1,821mAh battery and the iPhone 8 Plus will be equipped with a 2,675mAh battery. One thing to note is that the iPhone X's battery is only a tad larger than the one in the iPhone 8 Plus (2,675mAh).

Last week, it was revealed by iFixit, which takes apart devices to see what's inside, that Apple had bundled smaller batteries in its iPhone 8 line. By the end of the year, 40 million iPhone X models will have been produced, says the analyst, down from his original estimate of 45 million.

However, iPhone X has been plagued by a number of production issues and its shipment date of November 3 is much later than those of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus, which are already in the market having been launched earlier this month. We briefly hit on this in 2015 when we wrote an article about how Beats Headphones only cost $17 in parts, but they'll run you $200 or more when you purchase them in-store. According to experts, the basic version of the iPhone 8 with 64 GB of memory costs Apple $ 247 - $ 10 more expensive than last year's model.

Lower iPhone 8 sales would not be a problem - in fact, they'd be great news - if the higher priced iPhone X was stealing those sales. Face ID works together with another feature, which Apple has named the "TrueDepth camera".

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Apple is also been keen to big up its new A11 Bionic chip, which offers a performance boost across the phone's operations. The iPhone business represents about two-thirds of Apple's revenue, and the product's unit sales, margins, and average sales price are critical to the company's results.

Most phones nowadays can be unlocked with a quick scan of the user's fingerprints.

You can see the full breakdown and more details on how much it costs Apple to manufacture their latest iPhones at the link below.

There were rumors going around before the launch of the X that Apple was attempting to put the fingerprint sensor underneath the glass of the screen but struggled to do so due to the amount of space the technology needed.

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