iOS users are spending anywhere from $$1,249 to $1,449 for Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro Max, but a new report has found it costs the tech giant less than half to make its sought after handset.
A teardown of the smartphone has revealed that including parts and assembly, the Cupertino company is only paying $490.50 for a finished handset.
However, the $490.50 price tag does not include shipping, wages of people who handle assemble and costs of services that are free with each iPhone such as AppleCare and iCloud syncing.
A teardown of the iPhone 11 Pro Max (pictured( has revealed that including parts and assembly, the Cupertino company is only paying $490.50 for a finished handset — but charges up to $1,449
The teardown the 512GB iPhone 11 Pro Max was conducted by TechInsights in collaboration with NBC News.
The camera created specifically for this smartphone has been praised for its stunning capabilities, making it the most expensive piece of hardware at $73.50.
And the 6.5-inch Super Retina XDR display comes in second at $66.50 and the powerful A13 Bionic chip cost Apple just $64.
Although the cost of parts is just shy of $500, this does not included the extra fees for shipping, labor and paying for free services.
The camera created specifically for this smartphone has been praised for its stunning capabilities, making it the most expensive piece of hardware at $73.50
IPHONE PRO MAX
Comes a 6.5-inch Super Retina XDR display
A 256GB model sells for $1,249 and the 512GB version $1,449.
Pro Max Runs on A13 Bionic Chip
Three cameras: Wide, Ultra-wide, Telephoto
Available with 64GB, 256GB and 512GB storage
Comes in midnight green, space gray, silver, and gold
Apple may be making a heavy profit on the iPhone 11 Max Pro, but it was deemed one of the best smartphones on the market by Consumer Reports.
A report from earlier this month found that the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
had the best cameras, faster processors and are designed with a battery that lasts approximately 40.5 hours – beating out Samsung and Google for the first time.
In previous years, it was always Samsung or Google who took home the crown in Consumer Report’s testing, but Apple has taken the title for the first time in history.
The report starts with the ‘more-than-impressive’ 40.5 hours of battery life, which is Consumer Reports ‘longest stretch any phone currently listed’ with its ratings.
Apple attributes these improvements to the energy-efficiency it programmed into its new processor.
During the battery life testing, Consumer Reports used a robotic finger designed to put the phone through a range of tasks designed to simulate a consumer’s average day.
It browsed the web, took pictures, used GPS navigation and made phone calls.
Following the tests, the Pro Max’s battery lasted for an impressive 40.5 hours, which is 11 hours more than the iPhone XS Max.
Although the cost of parts is just shy of $500, this does not included the extra fees for shipping, labor and paying for free services
The 11 Pro went 34 hours on a single charge, up from the 27.5 hours of the iPhone XS.
In addition to a longer battery life, Apple also made improvements to its charging technology, as both handsets include an 18-watt charger with the 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max – helping your battery reach 100 percent more quickly.
Apple has received a lot of criticism for the look of the new camera on the iPhone Pro and Pro Max – it has been said to look like a coconut, bowling ball and other interesting things.
And it has sparked fear among those with tryophobia.
One fan shared on Twitter: ‘The new iPhone is creeping me TF out with the 3 little cameras #Trypophobia.’
But the new design allows for a wide, ultrawide and 2X.
The cameras are capable of taking stunning pictures in low-light settings with the new Night Mode — something Google Pixel phones have been using for a while.
There’s also a slow-motion selfie, or Slofie, mode and Consumer Report’s testing found it ‘performed well’.
Apple may be making a heavy profit on the iPhone 11 Max Pro, but it was deemed one of the best smartphones on the market by Consumer Reports. A report from earlier this month found that the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max (pictured)
Apple, Google and Samsung phones all passed the water-resistance tests, but the 11 Pro didn’t survive a ride in the tumbler.
The tumbler is a rotating chamber that repeatedly drops a phone from a height of about 2.5 feet.
The phone is checked for damage after 50 drops and then again after 100.
The goal is to expose it to impacts from a wide variety of angles.
The iPhone 11 Pro Max made it through 100 drops with just minor scratches, but the iPhone 11 Pro display was smashed and not working properly after just 50 drops.
‘That said, if you buy any of these three phones, snapping on an inexpensive case is always a good idea,’ Consumer Reports noted.
‘Even the best phones can break, and getting them fixed can be expensive.’
Apple also ranked the highest for fastest processor, as it boasts the cutting edge A13 Bionic chip.
‘Our testers also evaluated the phones’ displays and found them to be exceptionally bright, though not visibly sharper than those of last year’s,’ shared Consumer Reports.
The firm also noted that the speakers are louder than prior models, it is suggested to connect to headphones or a wireless speaker.
‘If you already own an iPhone XS, XS Max, or even an XR, you can probably save your money and wait,’ shared Consumer Reports.
‘Huge jumps in battery life and new cameras aside, there just might not be enough in the way of new features to justify spending $1,000 or more on a whole new phone.’
‘If you are ready for an upgrade, though, these phones are high-performing, sleek machines.’
‘And if you want to save some scratch, don’t forget the $700 iPhone 11.
‘Opt for one of those and you miss out on an OLED display, a 2X rear camera, and a superfast charger, along with crazy long battery life. But not everyone needs those frills.’