Apple's iPhone X has higher margin than iPhone 8

iPhone X Is the 'Most Breakable Ever' According to Test

Hit the jump for the CNET's drop test on the iPhone X, and remember, It's not your phone being dropped. That's why many will require some additional time to figure out just how everything works on the new one.

SquareTrade posted a video that showed the iPhone X dropped from different angles at a height of 6 feet; the phone fared poorly in each test.

After finally getting our hands and unboxing one of those (not so extremely) hard to come by iPhone X units, and checking out the innovative handset's unique innards, it's time to take a look at durability and breakability... and desperately urge you to use a case.

"SquareTrade apparently conducted the test because it questions Apple's claim that it has "the most durable glass ever in a smartphone" and asks if "$549 for most repairs" is "worth the risk?" The higher a device scores on a 100-point scale which is based on factors like physical characteristics, components, and drop, dunk, bend, tumble, and shot tests to simulate everyday use, the more breakable it is.

The side drop was considered the most damaging internally, while the exterior of the phone remained mostly intact. Torch the iPhone X with a lighter, however, and it'll die within seconds.

A drop on the phone's corner gave it only minor scratches, while a drop on the phone's front display produced a visible, but small glass fracture on the device's top-left side.

The iPhone X has a giant screen, Face ID and no home button.

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 analyzes the parts inside. If you're concerned about damaging your $1000 iPhone X and having to be out of pocket for repairs, you may want to check out SquareTrade's smartphone insurance price plans.

Another pricey choice was the stainless steel chassis of the iPhone X, which cost $36 versus $21.50 for the aluminum housing of the iPhone 8. This is aimed at potential iPhone buyers and in it, Apple lays out the known issues with OLED technology, along with best practices to avoid problems.

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