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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RE: You know what?
by henderson101 on Wed 5th Dec 2012 13:17 UTC 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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RE[3]: You know what?
by henderson101 on Wed 5th Dec 2012 17:03 in reply to "RE[2]: You know what?"
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If I draw a picture and I slap a $200 tag on it, you are free to buy that picture. If my friend makes a similar picture and charges $150, you are free to buy that instead. Your choice. I think my picture is better, but your choice is your own to make. No one is forcing you to buy a specific product, indeed if my picture is not your taste, buy another.

Replace "picture" with "phone" or "laptop" or whatever, and adjust the prices, and that is Apple's philosophy distilled. If you don't like it, that's *your* problem, not theirs. This is the bitter pill many Apple haters find hard to swallow.

Edited 2012-12-05 17:04 UTC

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