has anyone thought that the 4 or 8GB storage isnt big enough bearing in mind this is meant to be the widescreen video iPod that everyone has een waiting for? Not sure if you're gonna have enough storage for a few movies/shows AND enough music as well.
I agree this is one hell of a sweet phone, I'm just waiting to see which UK carrier gets the rights (hope it's O2)
with the memory, we'll say that's the price of an iPod nano 8gb which is $250.
with the video capabilities and large sharp widescreen, let's add another $50 to meet halfway between the iPod 30gb with video and 8gb iPod nano.
this phone, right off the bat, has a $300 iPod inside of it.
to those who have always wanted to try an iPod or need another, you are getting a new phone, an internet communicator, a PDA and a widescreen/touchscreen iPod for $600 without the need to lug around three seperate things like you'd normally have to.
i'd say that's a pretty good deal.
" Lastly, now that we know how much the phone costs...."
WRONG. that was an estimation done by looking at pictures of the phone and guessing. they DID NOT dissect an iPhone. they DO NOT have any idea how much the components cost and who supplies the parts. they DO NOT have a clue as to how much R&D went into this over the past 2 and a half years, which included designing this brilliant touchscreen from the ground up.
that estimation is nothing more than wild guesses. try again.
The iPhone costs Apple only $250 for the 4GB phone and $280 for the 8GB version to manufacture according to some reports.
And though Apple has to spend on R&D and marketing and other business costs but for the most part, those costs would have been incurred anyway. I'll bet that Apple spent relatively little to put the iPhone together since it really didnt develop any new technology here just integrated different existing tecnology really well.
THE BUZZ WAS SO GREAT, THAT APPLE PROBABLY DIDNT NEED TO SPEND A DIME ON MARKETING.
Lastly, now that we know how much the phone costs, it raises new questions...why didnt Apple create just one version of the phone (ie 8 Gigs) and why didnt it improve some of the specs that people are complaining about, like the camera or lack of 3G or lack of GPS (these chipsets cost $5).
Seems to me like Apple chose profit over their supposed desire and ability to serve the customer.
Ok... I think maybe this is a device for people that need a SUPER iPod and "also" a comunication device... Don't know, ppl always espect that all phones made have the same TOP features ... man, exist something called market economy.. target groups... a phone is not bat because don't have what you need, it's fool. I like this phone, Mac do awesome products... I only wait for this iPhone not to be as unstable as an iPod... I saw the launch video, yep it comes for windows too... recomend you to see that video. I will buy it... in 3 years.... lol
Yes! The best iPod ever. But I need a good phone so I'm still getting the N95 with its clearly superior features any day.
To be honest, if you have this cel, with 4gb or 8gb, you can put lots of music,you will thinking in radio? I have a nokia6265 with 1gb, a never used the radio.
it is the ultimate gadget that anyone can dream of....... i am waiting......
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its the best of the best...yes n95 is good but think about it... how many times does the nokia phones hang up... thats why NOKIA PHONES SUCK ....