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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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Sep 2 2014 6:09am CDT | Source: App Advice

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Sep 2 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: Mac World

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Here’s why Apple’s ‘iWatch’ might not make it until next year

Sep 2 2014 5:28am CDT | Source: App Advice

Apple’s co-called “iWatch” still has a long way to go before it enters the mass production phase, let alone the market.Citing “sources from the upstream supply chain,” Digitimes (via MacRumors) reports that Apple’s long-rumored wearable device is still going through the engineering verification testing (EVT) stage, although the components for it are already being produced. Even after the EVT stage, the iWatch is said to still have to unde ...
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Digitimes says iWatch likely to launch in 2015, yet to reach PVT stage

Sep 2 2014 5:02am CDT | Source: 9to5Mac

via @EA_Roa Mirroring comments by Re/code last week, Digitimes adds some additional insight to the state of the iWatch production process. The report says that components of the mysterious device are ‘entering production’, but the unit as a whole is still at the engineer verification test stage. The EVT state still allows for late-in-the-cycle changes to design and functionality. Once the iWatch hits PVT (the production verification test stage), pa ...
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iWatch Said to Be at 'Engineering Verification Test' Stage, Components Now in Production

Sep 2 2014 4:31am CDT | Source: Mac Rumors

Apple's iWatch has reached the "engineering verification test" (EVT) stage of development and will likely beginning shipping in 2015, according to a new report from Digitimes. While components for the device are said to be in production, source close to the matter stated that the device must also head to production verification testing (PVT) before entering mass production. Digitimes also claims that Ap ...
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New Microsoft ad features Cortana on HTC One (M8) face to face with Siri on iPhone 5s

Sep 2 2014 3:12am CDT | Source: App Advice

Microsoft has just released another ad pitting Cortana against Siri. And this time, it’s doing so with its intelligent personal assistant on the new HTC One (M8) for Windows and Apple’s on the iPhone 5s.Titled “Mirror Mirror,” the commercial begins with Siri on the iPhone 5s looking at a mirror and singing “I Feel Pretty” from “West Side Story.” It then comes face to face with Cortana and remarks that the latter looks “nice,” with Microsoft’s voice assistant pointing out that it’s on ...
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Sony updates Music Unlimited app to version 2.0 with new design plus improvements

Sep 2 2014 2:03am CDT | Source: App Advice

Sony has just updated Music Unlimited for iOS to version 2.0, over a couple of years after its launch.First and foremost, version 2.0 of the official iOS app of Sony’s music streaming service finally brings, at long last, a new design for iOS 7 and, by extension, the upcoming iOS 8.On top of its new look and feel, Music Unlimited 2.0 delivers speed enhancements and new features, as outlined by Sony:Fresh visual designSuper fast queue view and loadView discography, top songs, related art ...
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Microsoft's New Cortana vs. Siri Ad Shows Off HTC One M8 for Windows, Mapping Features

Sep 2 2014 1:58am CDT | Source: Mac Rumors

Microsoft today launched a new commercial comparing its Cortana virtual assistant and the HTC One M8 for Windows to Siri and the iPhone 5s, showing a variety of hardware features and software integration that isn't possible with Apple's device. The ad is titled "Siri vs. Cortana - Mirror Mirror" and depicts Cortana and Siri talking to each other about a number of features on the new HTC One M8 for Windows. Cortana demonstrates how it can work wit ...
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Location-based collaborative video-editing app Clinch to shut down on Sept. 15

Sep 2 2014 12:50am CDT | Source: App Advice

Clinch seems to have failed to clinch a significant share in the mobile video app space.Launched on iOS two years ago and released on Android last year, Clinch is an app that offers location-based collaborative editing features for sharing videos. But amid the sustained popularity of the likes of Vine, Instagram, and Snapchat, the app has been scheduled to shut down later this month. The imminent demise of Clinch is announc ...
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Gameloft improves squad battle matchmaking and more in Modern Combat 5: Blackout

Sep 2 2014 12:20am CDT | Source: App Advice

Gameloft has just deployed the first ever update to Modern Combat 5: Blackout.Launched last July, Modern Combat 5 is the latest installment in Gameloft’s popular Modern Combat series of first-person shooters, which began with the release of Modern Combat: Sandstorm five years ago.“Our objective is to constantly enrich the gaming experience,” Gameloft says in the release notes for the first update to Modern Combat 5, “so we’ve been listening to your f ...
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