This has nothing to do with snobism anymore, but plain out brainwork disfunction.
Their business plan is just on another level. First sell premium smartphones with highest profit margin and then scare the consumers to opt for their care plan by outing ridiculous repair costs. No wonder they are in top 10 of Global 500 companies by just selling handful of products.
How about pop up battery in next 2monts like iphone8, how much apple will pay for our inconvenience?
Kirk, 28 Oct 2017Is the huge cutout at the top considered a manufacturing defect?Yes. They bought up all Oled panels with manufacturing defects from Samsung, and to hide those manufacturing defects, they came up with the notch XD
Still, just replacing the screen is much more expensive than manufacturing costs for the entire device. That's just Apple's usual way of showing their customers the middle finger and fingering them in the a$$ with it XD
So it costs a Xiaomi Mi A1 to repair the screen and a OnePlus 5 to repair other damages.
Might as well buy a better and much cheaper phone in the first place.
In fairness, I bet it costs extra to cut out that whacking great big notch.
AnonD-710795, 27 Oct 2017so? premium phone premium pricebut.. but.. its not premium materials used, its a brand youre paying for. iPhone X is a mid ranger.. No better than Samsung A series
Dave Granger, 27 Oct 2017Almost certainly more than the entire unit costs to manufacture.Certainly!!
Almost certainly more than the entire unit costs to manufacture.
AnonD-710795, 27 Oct 2017so? premium phone premium pricePremium is in the eye of the beholder,with all the Shyte with burnt screens and batteries ect ect I don't think any mobile is premium,if the iphone 8 for example was £250 to £300 would you call it premium? NO !prices don't reflect the workmanship it's all baloney so don't let premium blind you and empty your wallet faster,
I'm actually surprised how cheap that screen replacement is, given how apparently hard of a time Apple are having with getting them produced.
I don't get the whole "other damage" though. Is it really a fixed price regardless of what damage you have? Like if your screen is broken, but you also need to fix the Lightning port, that's still $549?
Spending that much for a phone is just not worth it. This phone is more of a luxury item than anything.