At $207, it costs Apple just $20 more to build a 16GB iPhone 5 compared to the iPhone 4S
Instead, the Apple way is to pack all of the features needed to support as many carriers as possible with a single product. Still, that will be tough to do in this situation. For now, IHS believes there are at least two different versions of the iPhone 5—each with multiband filters that will allow Apple to support as many global markets as possible with as few versions of the product as feasible. In some ways this is an expensive way to do business, but by maintaining the fewest numbers of variations possible, Apple is playing to its strength in product design
1. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)
High profits!!! Apple is very good at what they do!!!
6. doejon (Posts: 282; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)
no.., apple is good in fooling isheeps ahm.. sorry i mean people ;-)
8. doejon (Posts: 282; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)
this will be the first fragmentation of apple :-)
remember what tim said:
“One thing is that we’re not fragmented. Look at the percentage of users who upgraded to iOS 5. We have one App Store. We have one phone with one screen size, one resolution. So it’s pretty simple if you’re a developer.”
2. phil2n (Posts: 458; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
yup.. they are very good in profits.. nevermind about their product.
3. wendygarett (unregistered)
Can you please take my money Apple?
4. jshan (Posts: 146; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)
If you want buy an apple iPhone .. Then of caurse they have to take your money .. If you won't buy don't warry they would not take up your money !!!! ( don't warry on that ) the bottom line is they aren't taking money from anybody .. They just selling products and if u wanna buy they do the business that's all.. Simple like nothing !! ( and we call it as a deal )
12. -box- (Posts: 3470; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
@charlie: Not everyone here natively speaks English, and not everyone has a college degree in English either. Also, asking if someone is "a retart" is highly insensitive, and those that would be answering the question in the positive are likely unable to do so or would not be aware of that terminology for their condition/existence.
7. jibraihimi (Posts: 482; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
Woow the price difference between makin cost of 16GB iPhone 5 and 64 GB iPhone 5 is only 31$, but the difference in their selling price is 200$. Apple really knows how to rob it's customers............
10. jshan (Posts: 146; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)
U can't call it as "ROB" cz they aren't stealing anything, they are just pricing their products in the way they want to... And people's who needs that demand and quality ,they gonna buy it on their own favors... No one stealing by any one //// BUT ANDROID ... ????
11. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
wow... this is really expensive!! oh well it is apple for crying out loud!
14. DonkeySauce (Posts: 120; Member since: 03 Dec 2011)
And people complain about having to pay $199.99 for them. I always explain to customers that we loose money on every phone I sell them, but they never believe me. They always say something like "That phone couldn't cost that much. It can't cost more than 50 bucks to make" etc etc etc.......
15. Schmao (Posts: 302; Member since: 05 Jul 2009)
Of course they don't have to pay much more. The iPhone is the same as it was last year, and the year before. No suprises.