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Apple Makes Big Margins on Memory Used in the iPhone

Sep 18 2013, 12:56pm CDT | by

Big profits on memory at Apple

One way for smartphone manufacturers to gain market share in a crowded marketplace is to reduce the price of their devices. That is a method of gaining market share that Apple doesn't want to use....

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Apple Makes Big Margins on Memory Used in the iPhone

Sep 18 2013, 12:56pm CDT | by

Big profits on memory at Apple

One way for smartphone manufacturers to gain market share in a crowded marketplace is to reduce the price of their devices. That is a method of gaining market share that Apple doesn't want to use. Bloomberg reports that buying memory to store photos, video, and other apps on a smartphone typically costs about $50 for the consumer.

However, the publication reports that for Apple customers memory costs about four times more than that. The iPhone 5S with 16 GB of memory will cost $199 while the 64 GB version costs $399. Apple charges of $200 for additional memory in the iPhone even though pricing for memory itself has declined significantly.

Analytics firm's claim that a gigabyte of flash memory costs about $.60 today. This premium is evidence that Apple plans to squeeze all profit can out of it smartphones rather than trying to reduce prices to gain market share. The plan makes sense, why discount the device when it's already incredibly popular and profitable.

 
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Apple Announces iPhone 6 Launch in China on October 17th, Pre-Orders Start October 10th

Sep 30 2014 2:16am CDT | Source: iClarified

Apple has announced that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will launch in China on Friday, October 17th.With support for TD-LTE and FDD-LTE, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus provide customers access to 4G/LTE networks from China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom across mainland China. Customers can pre-order iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus from the Apple Online Store beginning Friday, October 10. Beginning Tuesday, October 14, customers can reserve the new iPhones for ...
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Despite faster A8, higher pixel count of iPhone 6 Plus drives lower FPS benchmarks

Sep 30 2014 1:29am CDT | Source: Apple Insider

With 2.1 million pixels, the Retina HD resolution of iPhone 6 Plus demands a lot more GPU performance than either iPhone 6 or iPhone 5s to render 2D and 3D graphics at its native resolution, resulting in benchmarks with--in some cases--lower frames per second rendering re ...
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Apple Gets Approval to Sell iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China

Sep 30 2014 1:24am CDT | Source: I4U News: Apple

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has approved the sale of Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in the country. The decision should boost Apple's revenue and mark ...
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Apple set to start selling iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China on Oct. 17

Sep 30 2014 1:06am CDT | Source: App Advice

Apple has just announced that the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus are set to be launched in China on Friday, Oct. 17.The announcement comes shortly after today’s report that the Cupertino-based company has been granted final approval for the sale of the devices in the country by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).According to Apple’s press release, customers can start preordering the new iPhones from the Apple Online Store a week before the devices’ official ...
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Apple to Launch iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China on Friday, October 17

Sep 30 2014 12:44am CDT | Source: Mac Rumors

Apple has announced that it will be begin selling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus beginning Friday, October 17. The devices will be available through Apple's online store and retail locations in China and will also be sold at China Mobile, China Telecom, and China Unicom stores. Customers in China will be able to pre-order the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus beginning Friday, October 10. “We are thrilled to ...
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Update: iPhone 6, 6 Plus finally approved for sale in China

Sep 30 2014 12:34am CDT | Source: MacNN

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have now finally been cleared by the country's regulatory agency for sale in China, and may hit the market as early as Tuesday (local time). According to Bloomberg, the holdup was apparently over some privacy concerns brought up by Chinese authorities. The company agreed to make some changes, which may or may not be included in the forthcoming iOS 8.1 beta, and received the clearance to use Chines ...
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Apple Pay settings and reference to Touch ID on iPad found in iOS 8.1 beta

Sep 30 2014 12:22am CDT | Source: App Advice

Earlier today, Apple started seeding the first beta of iOS 8.1 for developer testing. Now, the developer preview software has already been found to include a couple of notable additions related to Apple Pay.As reported by MacRumors, the pair of changes have been pointed by developer Hamza Sood.First, there’s the new screen dedicated to the key settings for Apple’s soon to be launched mobile payment system, pictured above. The sett ...
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Sorry, black marketers: Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus finally cleared for sale in China

Sep 29 2014 11:20pm CDT | Source: App Advice

Apple can now sell the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus in China.The company’s new flagship smartphones were released on Sept. 19 in the U.S. and a number of other countries. But their initial launch most notably excluded China, which is Apple’s biggest market.As it turned out, the holdup was caused by Apple’s failure to promptly secure the necessary licenses from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). But now, the communications regulatory agen ...
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China regulator approves Apple’s iPhone 6/Plus for sale in China

Sep 29 2014 11:04pm CDT | Source: Mac Daily News

google_ad_client = "ca-pub-9654279268749293"; /* Article Body, 336x280, Above the fold */ google_ad_slot = "0670981169"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; //--> “Apple Inc’s iPhone 6 can now be sold in China, after the firm received a license for the device to be used on China’s wireless networks,” Paul Carsten reports for Reuters. “The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said on its ...
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The iPhone 6 has finally been approved for sale in China

Sep 29 2014 10:00pm CDT | Source: Cult of Mac

China was left off the list of initial iPhone 6 launch partners, but according to a report from Reuters, the bending sensation that’s taken over the US and Europe is finally ready to hit mainland China. ...
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