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Apple court filings disclose up to 59% gross margin on the iPhone, twice the iPad spread

0. phoneArena 27 Jul 2012, 04:05 posted on

Court filings for the trial with Samsung reveal individual gross margins for the first time, both for the iPhone, and for the iPad. The documents peg an Apple iPhone to have commanded 49-58% gross margin for the two years between April 2010-March 2012, which is an astonishing figure. The iPad doesn't earn nearly as much for the same period, commanding a normal gross margin premium of 23-32%, depending on the model.

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posted on 27 Jul 2012, 13:40 1

30. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


And this is why Apple is so overpriced. Look at the $99 Atrix HD vs. the $200 iPhone 4S. The Atrix HD comes with a large HD screen, 4G Lte, a processor running at almost twice the speed (800 MHz vs 1.5 GHz) and twice the RAM, but the iPhone is the one that costs twice the price? WTF?! You would think the iPhone 4S would be free if the Atrix HD is $99. So why isn't it? Apple is greedy as s$$$.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 15:25

33. darkkjedii (Posts: 22153; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Who even cares about the atrix. It's about demand bro, and the iPhone oozes it

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 15:46

34. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Because the average smartphone owner doesn't know much about phones. They see that the iPhone is popular so they want one. Even though the Atrix HD is superior in pretty much every way.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 16:30

37. darkkjedii (Posts: 22153; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Atrix hd is new. The 4S is 9 months old. A new iPhone nears.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 16:51

40. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


Atrix.. even the name is ugly..

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 17:23

42. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Dude I don't care how pretty it is. I care about how fast it is.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 19:50

44. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Specs don't matter, it's how the phone performs. iPhone 4S runs circles around the Atrix.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 20:07

45. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


What are you talking about the S4 chip and ICS make the UI very smooth. Paired with Lte, which is it's faster than HSPA+, it beats the crap out of the iPhone as far as speed is concerned.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 20:30

46. darkkjedii (Posts: 22153; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That's great, it's jus too bad they won't sell any for people to find out. Lets be honest here... 3 phone makers matter, apple, Htc, and Samsung. The rest r just out there.

posted on 28 Jul 2012, 04:07

49. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Motorola one of the most important phone manufacturers, heck not only did they invent the cell phone, they also made Android popular when they released the OG DROID. The DROID RAZR MAXX actually outsold the iPhone on Verizon and now that they are owned by Google Motorola is more important than ever.

posted on 29 Jul 2012, 04:40

51. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Maxx didn't even come close to outselling the iPhone

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