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 ....
nokia n95 is way way better..
n95 has a 5 megapixel camera and vga recording with 30 fps. It has an integrated gps receiver, browsing on it is also very well made. its not as heavy as iphone (120g). and ofc it has hsdpa 3g, A2DP support and son on...
i just don't get it why ppl are so impressed about this iphone besides its "inovative design"...
The usage of the term “Visual Voicemail” to describe iPhone’s Voicemail UI is interesting. Apple could soon find itself into a legal battle.
Well It seems to be like the best piece ever i am lookking forward to use this phone
This phone is hot...!!! apple rocks ...everything else sucks....this phone is sleek ...especially for web browsing....and its sooo damn thin...it rocks...
Great device, but! Newest generation Sirf star III chips are so small that thay can be inplanted into iPhone. With so big screen why not DVB-H tuner as well? Than only, the iPhone will be a most completed gadget nr.1 in the world! There are more options too, solar charge back side of the phone, wlan "n", remote with learning mode etc....Anyway,congratulation to S.J. and his team!
ok this phone is hot. i will give apple that. it looks very nice. i havent seen such a goodlooking portable device since the Dell Axim. however the features are ancient. and i have not had a pocket pc that was unable to rotate to landscape view (i have had them for years). i dont understand the user complications with them. they are very very easy to use. ohh well. the 8gb and 4gb option (and the ipod association) is what will sell this phone.
this phone is not even close to impressing me becuase i have seen these same features on phones for a while now (including the memory which has been on the Samsung i300 series for a while).
this phone will probably sell like the razr despite its shortcommings. anyone who knows abit about phones will probably not be impressed by this, but there are enough "followers" to make Apple's jump sucessful. trendy people will buy one just like they purchased razrs and ipods...
ohh yeah.. the multitouch is revolutionary, however i am not sure that it was such a great idea to put that feature on a phone becuase it may complicate use alot more than expected; we will see.
btw, i am still buying the Nokia N95 :-P