sa11oum, 17 Sep 2017lol if it was 400 or 500$ all the Android haters would disappear and become Apple customers. Y... moreHaha your so funny ! I have had IPhones 4,4s and the 6+ bendy phone . One thing that always struck me about iPhones is they always looked and felt the same...They were never awe inspiring . Money's not an issue for me either. If I want something I get it !
I gave up with Apple because I was fed up with the lack of freedom and customisation, It's my phone so why can't I do what I like with it! Also ITunes is the worst and most unfreindliest of media platforms and many people will agree with me on that one.
Just for your info I am writing this on my Note 8 which has a Spen .......Don't see any iPhones with one of those do you?
Oh and to put the record straight I bought the Note 8 simfee cash and I could do the same with the IPhone X if I wanted it..................but I don't.
nobody, 18 Sep 2017You're probably a factor of 10 off: if Apple employs 1,000 engineers in chip design (probably ... moreI do agree with you. There's a lot other things we miss from the big picture. It's not only engineers. Software is included as well. But... if the numbers are true apple sold over 70mil iphones for Q1 2017. put them roughly for 300$ each - thats 21 Billion $. I don't want to imagine what will 100mill units sold with 999$ price tag each. So yeah. We dont't calculate a lot of things, but where do you think apple have hundreds of billions of free cash? By ripping of the customers.
What's funny on both sides of OS that people are so protective like they having stake shares in these companies, typical manipulation.
Competition is healthy, especially for us consumers which are shaved for money at the end. We are all pupets for generating clicks/coins, it's a bit depressing but very true.
Should have been labeled "Direct Materials Cost" instead of Production Cost. Production cost includes Direct Materials + Labor + Overheads.
Fayth, 16 Sep 2017that should be the ingredients cost :)Exactly!! Lol
Vanshee69, 16 Sep 2017It's a dust in the eyes. Paid article to excuse the insane prices of smartphones, not only App... moreYou're probably a factor of 10 off: if Apple employs 1,000 engineers in chip design (probably more now, but that's the number Steve Jobs was quoted giving in 2010), at $122k average pay for a chip design engineer (see Google), and a 1-year frequency of designing and producing a new chip, that's $122,000,000 in salary for the A11 processor alone, excluding health insurance and other cost. And then there's more hardware design for the other features, not the least of which is for FaceID, as well as software.
Duel, 15 Sep 2017"Sad.. total ripoff. Even some of the top Android devices are a ripoff..the Note 8, pixel, son... moreGet your point.. i understand all that, R&D, Licensing fees etc but it is still totally taking advantage of the consumer by charging more than double the companies cost of producing the product. Also we should also note that when companies buy in bulk (like in millions) the price of the parts are further discounted. Yes of course these companies are entitled to make a profit but some are straight out ripping off consumers by over pricing the end product. Many of us are still willing to pay for these over priced products but that does not make it right. Like i said earlier...the range for top devices should be somewhere around $500--$800.
But i still get your point though.
KGBAgent, 15 Sep 2017Lol maybe because your informations are simply not right, maybe because i7 is way faster? May... moreSD625 performance is comparable to 3.2GHz Intel i5-3340M
ARM CPUs are way more efficient due to their RISC topology, not just lithography. That's why SD835 with 4-6W peak is comparable to 45W-ish i7-7700.
As for instructions, there's NEON which basically supplement all the iterations of SSE
sa11oum, 17 Sep 2017lol if it was 400 or 500$ all the Android haters would disappear and become Apple customers. Y... moreThere's one more group - people who do have the money, but choose not to support malevolent and borderline criminal practices done by Apple.
Force Majeure, 16 Sep 2017You know, I wouldn't buy IP X even if it costed $450 or $400, mostly because of iOS and the lo... morelol if it was 400 or 500$ all the Android haters would disappear and become Apple customers. You think people aren't on to you guys? Half of Android fanboys can't afford iDevices, the other half are just sucked in to the Android hype. Everyone knows iOS is faster and more reliable. iPhone X even at $1,000 will sell incredibly well. The iPhone and Android have been out for 10 years now, people have tried both iOS and Android and it's clear that 70% of people with a smartphone budget over 700 USD are choosing iPhone. Deal with it.
myksy, 17 Sep 2017people buy iphone for security reasons no matter how expensive this phone is, and they feel se... morepeople buy iPhone because celebrities buy it
not because of the security as you think
the leaks all over the net of people trusted its security
if you feel important enough to get what any mid range phone will give you with half of the price because you need to be that secured then buy it
for me i won't be fooled again for the rotten apple
people buy iphone for security reasons no matter how expensive this phone is, and they feel secure no matter how many nude photos they take.