Very expensive gadget the specs not satisfied more buyers only name is better...I think its jerk lol.
I was ganna upgrade from my iPhone 4S to the 6, but I heard about the bending issues when you put it in you pocket. Im ganna buy a 5s instead while Apple fixes this problem with the 6s hopefully. I suggest you guys do the same.
I was ganna upgrade from my iPhone 4S to the 6, but I heard about the bending issues when you
Anonymous, 24 Sep 2014and what do you use nfc for? its level with IR and Bluetooth in uselesnessiPhone users don't know its usefulness yet!
If iPhone 6S is fully NFC-enabled...it will suddenly become the most useful feature...right? :D
Read this before you buy. You will causing denture in your pocket :)
The iPhone 6 costs Apple between $US200 and $US247 to build, giving the company a profit margin of 69 per cent for the entry-level model sold in the US, according to a teardown analysis.
The teardown, executed by research firm IHS and shared with Re/code, is based on an analysis of the parts used in each model and an estimate of the labour involved ($US4 to $US4.50 for each device.)
IHS found the costs range from $US200 ($225) to $US247 ($278) for iPhone 6 models that sell in the US for $US649 and $US849 without a contract. The more expensive models sport 128 GB of storage space, netting Apple a slightly higher margin.
Considering the prices of the phones in Australia, Apple stands to earn even higher profits here. Taking the cheapest iPhone 6 costing $869 and factoring in IHS's manufacturing cost of $225, it points to a 74.1 per cent profit margin - or a 286 per cent mark-up.
Costs for the iPhone 6 Plus run from $US216 ($243) to $US263 ($296) for models that sell for $US749 and $US949 without a contract. The model would earn Apple a profit margin of 76.7 per cent in Australia on the 128GB iPhone 6 Plus - or a 329 per cent mark-up.
The analysis doesn't take into account other costs involved, including advertising, marketing and distribution.
As Re/code reports, Apple has improved its profit margin for its phones. While the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 5S both provided the same margin of around 69 per cent int he US, the first iPhone in 2007 gave Apple a 55 per cent margin.
The combined display and touchscreen take up much of the material cost. The iPhone 6's screen costs Apple $US45 and the iPhone 6 Plus' screen costs $US52.50, the analysis shows.
In April, IHS reported that a Samsung Galaxy S5 with 32GB costs the company $US251.52 ($283). That phone sells for $US599 and in Australia for $849 giving Samsung a margin of around 58 per cent, and 67.4 per cent respectively. The Moto X costs $US226.
While a margin of 69 per cent is very healthy, a pair of $US300 Beats headphones from Apple cost anywhere from $US14 to $US40 to produce, generating a margin ranging from 87 per cent to 95 per cent for the company.
Anonymous, 23 Sep 2014I will still go for an iphone as the features you mentioned don't bother mewho cares about IR in 2014? I have air gestures on my Samsung tv and don't use them they are a gimmick much like most android features I have fully dropped my 5s in water and it was fine without any damage whatsoever. samsungs are gimmicky and rubbish
Anonymous, 24 Sep 2014lol your in a old timers would all young ppl have got iphones wake up I now iphones suck i go this phone octa core 1.7 gigahertz 2g ram and its cheap $300
heres the link http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=6217
your mad if you buy this phone. there just giving you a bit more. wait till 6s
Sindroid, 23 Sep 2014Is not just the phones.. take a look at the 13" Macbook Pro.. They still running museum-i... morespecs isnt everything. apple proves that. even their dual core processor is faster then all the octa cores :-/