Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 09:56 UTC
In the News If you don't live in the US, this is a pretty common source of irritation: US companies charging crazy markups on products sold in Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, and the rest of the world. The Australian government has had enough of this practice, and started an inquiry into the matter. Yesterday (or today? Timezones confuse me) Apple, Microsoft, and Adobe had to answer questions in a public hearing.
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Except Apple stuff being overpriced in this context doesn't refer to the comparison to some crappy Android knock off wannabe. It compares it to the US dollar price which was determined to be much better than others. Yes, Apple stuff is more expensive than the competition, and no you'll probably never be able to afford it what with your employment prospects but that doesn't alter the story here.

No. Apple devices are more expensive (at least here in Australia) than other equivalent devices with: better specs; better functionality and choice for end users; better quality; and less restrictions on their use.

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As I said though, in this context other devices are irrelevant (and they aren't equivelant for pricing purposes, Apple charge a premium on purpose because they can). The question is whether the same device costs significantly more in Oz than in the US, and the Apple ones don't have a significant price difference which is why the OP was saying Apple should have been separate from MS and Adobe.

To help you along, read the 3rd and 4th paragraphs of the article - they explain this whole thread.

Edited 2013-03-27 09:09 UTC

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