Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Dec 2012 09:50 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "For a seventh consecutive month, the Samsung Galaxy S III is the most popular smartphone in the United Kingdom. The data compiled by uSwitch is based on live searches, pre-orders, as well as postpaid sales. Curiously, Apple's current smartphone flagship is not even second. The iPhone 5 is outperformed by its predecessor, whose lower price and improved contract offers helped it remain appealing. The Samsung Galaxy S II completes the quartet at the top. The rest of the top ten smartphones is entirely an Android party. It includes the Google Nexus 4, who entered the rankings a solid fifth. The second half of the top ten includes the Samsung Galaxy Ace, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Sony Xperia U, HTC One X, as well as the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2." This is getting ridiculous, and it's not good for the market. For the love of Fiona, people, buy something that's not Android. I don't want to live in an Android-dominated smartphone world.
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You know what?
by ThomasFuhringer on Tue 4th Dec 2012 19:45 UTC
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It is easy to fix that, Apple. Just lower the price!

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RE: You know what?
by henderson101 on Wed 5th Dec 2012 13:17 in reply to "You know what?"
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And the quality? And the standards in the Chinese factories to reduce production costs? And employ more children? And employ virtual slave labour? Slippery slope you started there son. Something has to "give" somewhere. Apple isn't going to drop profit margins just because you want a cheap phone.

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RE[2]: You know what?
by ThomasFuhringer on Wed 5th Dec 2012 16:51 in reply to "RE: You know what?"
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It costs Apple around USD 200 to produce an iPhone and they charge like USD 600 for it.
Apple does not pay those Chinese workers one cent more if I pay them more.
They could pay them double and still get to keep a nice profit margin.
It is all about how they maximise their overall profit and here we might be about to see a shift in the economics. They might have to lower the price to keep the volume up.

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