kalel, 01 Mar 2019Manufacturing price is just one thing. There's also the software and os that comes with it. Ev... morenot just software only. The cost of designing and developing new chipset (as well as other peripherals, etc) all falls under R&D. For any tech/hardware company, R&D is one of the larger expenditure. And you can't go cheap on that because you lag behind when you do.
Look at SONY, prime example of tech company that gone wrong. They cut budgets on R&D, and taht resulted in what was a huge brand in 90's and 00's into nothingness. TV (only a premium one because oflow margin...as they do not have capabilities to run themselves now thank you Samsung for that), PC/Laptop (rememebr VAIO? They stopped being innovated and kept churning same designs), Walkman that died (despite the high level of audio equipments they still produce as well). Their smartphone....is just sad.
Now, that doesn't mean Apple's phones are actually worth what they are selling themselves for but still some people just look at literal cost of materials and manufacturing ONLY. Like, do you know how much you got to pay those engineers?
CptPower, 01 Mar 2019Manufacturing price of few dollars lets say 300 and selling price 1650 and you say nothing wro... moreManufacturing price is just one thing. There's also the software and os that comes with it. Every other manufacturer also have similar cost of phone and retail price.
Of course on newer phones u have the class leading A12 chip. On androids an expensive phone has best chip and midrange phone and lower end phone has less costly chipset.
And also apple and other brands put a price on the phone but they don't point a gun to your head to buy their phone. A customer has a choice of many handsets depending on his affordability. Also if somebody wants an iphone they don't have to go for the most expensive and the can still choose much cheaper iphone 7 or 8. Also the price of 1650 might be the price in Slovakia but in the UK it's 1200
kalel, 01 Mar 2019That's why they make them in China. Nothing wrong with that. Manufacturing price of few dollars lets say 300 and selling price 1650 and you say nothing wrong with that???
Are you allright mate???
Note7 owner, 01 Mar 2019You are lost, your dislike for Apple is blinding you from reason my friend. Look up Caviar and... moreMan apple is crap as its always been.
Made in china just becaue if their device will be made in USA for a 12 dollars oper hour of a basic labourer even Iphone 3Gs would cost 5000 bucks.
XS max 512GB variant would go for 250 000 dollars or more.
Anonymous, 01 Mar 2019Better to buy used car or motorbike with that money. Too much overpriced. Perhaps Bill Gates o... moreMan if you know Warren Biuffet he would never buy something like this.
He lives in a 50 years old houuse driving his 12 years old caddilac.
He never spend money on anything expensive and always go the cheapest way.
Anonymous, 01 Mar 2019Better to buy used car or motorbike with that money. Too much overpriced. Perhaps Bill Gates o... moreEven a wealthy and intelligent billionaire like Bill Gates won't buy it, it's not an investment it's just a waste of money to flaunt your wealth.
How about XS Max with 5KG of Pure Gold and Apple logo and frame of diamonds I would gladly buy it
Walter C. Dornez, 01 Mar 2019Actually, we Muricans got the XZ3 for around 900 USD, though now you could get it for like 600... moreit's RMB12,999 for iphone max xl at 512gb that's US$1,850, i believe the same iphone is russia and brazil close that price, even in Uk, 512gb at GBP1499, that's US$1900!!
while USA it's cheaper, the same model still US$1499
Note7 owner, 01 Mar 2019You are lost, your dislike for Apple is blinding you from reason my friend. Look up Caviar and... moreso true, most apple hate comments i see on internet and on this site is by people who have not used iphones or at least never experienced the smoothness, fluidity and stability of iOS. I am not saying iOS is better or worse than android but bashing apple in this way is not justified. they are good and no 1 for some reason and must be doing some things right that people buy them even at these prices. May be security, stability and longevity of their device is important to them or may be something else but the truth is iphones are good just little expensive (may be 10-20%).
Anonymous, 01 Mar 2019THIS IS THE APPLE !! They launched $6,000 trash in order to beat Huawei's $2,999 foldable d... moreYou are lost, your dislike for Apple is blinding you from reason my friend. Look up Caviar and see if they are even remotely related to Apple.
Was wondering when these were going to come out. Good Lord these would be cool for some drug Lord, mafia guys.
Better to buy used car or motorbike with that money. Too much overpriced. Perhaps Bill Gates or Warren Buffet will buy this phone. I am satisfied with my own phone now. If you want jewelry then buy some on jewelry store. If you want phones then get some decent phone with competitive price but clearly not this kind of iphone.
imparanoic, 01 Mar 2019Sony, expensive, let's see what Sony has and Apple don't, even though highest priced flagship ... moreActually, we Muricans got the XZ3 for around 900 USD, though now you could get it for like 600 USD. The iPhones at Max storage are 1450
kalel, 01 Mar 2019UmmmExactly my response to comments like those, thank you.
Please do not say something bad just because you are a budget-minded buyer. This is purely a pure art and design which is priceless for anyone out there.
THIS IS THE APPLE !!
They launched $6,000 trash in order to beat Huawei's $2,999 foldable device! Good job, Apple. You are always the champion of price!