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Apple is reaping a mind-blowing 93% margin on iPhone 5 memory

0. phoneArena 04 Oct 2012, 06:30 posted on

The Apple iPhone 5 might not have met Wall Street analysts expectations for mind-blowing sales over the first weekend…

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posted on 04 Oct 2012, 06:43 52

1. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4004; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Anyone still think it's worth it???
Darn you Apple!!

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 07:31 4

24. hung2900 (Posts: 956; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Still.
You can see a lot of articles and opinions which support internal memory on Internet.

With a more expensive iPhone, somethings here will be popular
- "Best quality get worth price"
- "Higher class" for somebody
- "You cannot afford it"

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 07:35 17

25. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Apple = iThieves

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 10:15 3

60. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Thieves? Yes, all that's left now is for Apple to open a trading firm on Wall Street, then they will have come full circle...

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 08:27 6

32. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


Pure Greed. hell in countries like India a 16GB ip5 gonna cost you approx. $1000 or more. I hate Apple.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 15:42 1

91. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


You're right..
In india, 64gb ip5 would cost you around $1450
It's hell!!
For comparison,sgs3 is $700

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 09:15

40. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14309; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Very well worth it.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 13:38 3

85. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4004; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Yeah right! You don't even know your money is going to Apple's pocket for free.
You're giving money away to the rich knowing they've got enough money to buy everything you have.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 11:46

109. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14309; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


That could be said for any company. Apple isn't putting a gun to anyone's head and telling them to buy their products.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 20:20

113. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4004; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Yes, it could be said for any company and right
now, Apple is in the limelight.
No other company will charge that much and yet
their faithful customers so happy about it like Apple
does.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 15:49 2

92. Droiddoes (unregistered)


LMAO. $100 for an extra 16 gigs. LMAO. A fool and their money...

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 11:47

110. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14309; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


LMAO. $200 for something that will drop in price a month later and may get the EOL treatment in a year.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 01:40

105. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


The heck.. with 100 dollars I could get a 64GB card already...

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 20:46

117. hellt1M (Posts: 20; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)


$63(sandisk microSDXC) for a 64 micro sd card. add that to the s3 32gb model and you have 96 gigs for only $312

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 09:31 3

46. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


It is worth it to those buyers who kept the iP5 after purchase. Regardless, sales of the iP5 are off of analyst projections. Slow sales is less $ in profit, which is why Apple's share price is off its recent high. Apple could have 98% margin on memory, but without large sales volume, the profits don't follow. Sammy posted great profits off of heavy sales; Apple is yet to produce.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 16:24 1

94. torr310 (Posts: 893; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Hey, it's totally worth it!

Apple fans: iBuy

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 06:43 21

2. 09wbd03516 (banned) (Posts: 140; Member since: 30 May 2012)


Apple is born to be greedy...

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 09:16

42. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14309; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


How is apple being greedy? They continue to provide support for their devices.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 09:22 10

44. infinitemethod (Posts: 150; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


Charging people $100 for 16GB is pure greed. Charging people $200 for 48GB is the definition of greed. Not allowing the customer to remove the battery or have expandable memory is greedy.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 17:18

99. Hemlocke (unregistered)


Expandable memory is another compromise. Do Nexus devices have expandable memory? Is Google evil?

Samsung sells you the Note 10.1 for $499, but only pays around $260 for each one. The new iPad costs $315 at the bottom end, has more expensive build materials and better components, and sells for the same $499. Is Samsung evil?

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 21:41

104. infinitemethod (Posts: 150; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


So 1 out of 10 Android devices don't have expandable memory. Also, this is 2012, majority of phones come with 32GB standard and cost as much as the lowest iPhone.

The Note 2 hadn't come to the US yet. Not sure where you're getting that number. I'd imagine its in the $299 range, which given what you get, isn't bad. That does have expandable memory.

Samsung is response me for roughly 60% of the insides of I phones and iPads last time I checked. So the whole hardware thing makes no sense either. I do know though, for the note price, you get 1.5" more display, 2GB of ram, a quad core CPU and I can also be on the phone and use data at the same time. Not to mention Jelly Bean makes iOS 6 look like its Bastard child. I just assumed you were talking about cell phones. Note 10.1 doesn't even bleep up on my radar.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 09:34 7

50. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


yea sure, if you buy "apple care" or the extended warranty. Otherwise its Go F yourself.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 09:54 7

55. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Even with AppleCare, you only get Apple's love for the duration of the contract term. After the contract is over, it is time to buy a new iToy if you want to continue receiving love from Apple.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 11:08 6

69. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


As awful as it is for a customer I find sometimes I can't prevent myself from get a slight sadistic pleasure out of telling an obsessed ifan their faulty iphone is just outside the short one year warranty and apple now demand a 180-230 for repair. Very often the customers hasnt paid applecare for the legally obligated 2 year warranty. If they complain its ridiculous you can say"hey its an iphone"!

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 14:20 2

88. flamencoguy (Posts: 107; Member since: 04 Aug 2012)


Custom cables and connectors that cost $30 is greedy when a standard micro-USB cable will only cost $2 to $5. Gouging....

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 16:42

95. LionStone (Posts: 753; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


Not to mention they are monopolizing the third party market and making those companies get "Certified", which means probably paying apple even more $ for the certification!

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 17:16

115. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


You do understand the extra 100 you dish out for the 16GB has nothing to do with support right?

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 06:43 14

3. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


this is the reason why I dont go for iPhone anymore, because it is just very very overpriced phone. I am not saying it is a bad phone. But the prices are just so inflated.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 06:46 11

8. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


When you say you don't go for iPhone *anymore* because it's overpriced, does this mean that you once went for it? I thought iPhone was always overpriced...

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 07:23 2

19. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4004; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I think i know what Apple needs to do here, sell an overpriced gold PLATED necklace separatedly so that owners of the overpriced iPhones can hang it on their neck, yes like a pendant.

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