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Old Jul 2nd, 2019, 01:24 PM   #21
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Just in case nobody has read some of the articles, take some samples:
It's official: iPhones are too expensive
https://mashable.com/article/iphones-are-too-expensive/

Making the $1,249 iPhone XS only costs Apple $443
https://nypost.com/2018/09/26/making...sts-apple-443/

No real surprises...

One of the real questions a lot of people should be asking themselves, Do they really need a smart cellphone, or would a much cheaper DumberCell phone work for their needs just as well???

Even if it would, my two bits says they will spend the extra money just to keep up with or exceed the Joneses ~ And Apple and Samsung etc. all know that. You might even call it marketing.



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So $800+ is going to well paid designers, marketers, heck even the retail staff are reasonably paid, and of course shareholders.
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Old Jul 2nd, 2019, 02:09 PM   #22
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So $800+ is going to well paid designers, marketers, heck even the retail staff are reasonably paid, and of course shareholders.
Given that their production costs are so high I do not think it is out of line. I am surprised they cannot get it down cheaper with the quantities they must be ordering, with volume comes cheaper prices.

I do think they could offer more for the price though specifically when it comes to storage. Base model really should be 128 gigs and go up from there.
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