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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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Microsoft launches a new Siri vs. Cortana ad, highlights Cortana’s smart reminders

Jul 28 2014 5:10am CDT | Source: App Advice

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Addresses Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference
Microsoft has launched a brand new ad showing off its “Halo”-inspired Cortana virtual assistant, and in the advertisement, the software goes head-to-head with Apple’s own Siri. Highlighting Cortana’s smart, context-aware reminder feature, the ad presents a series of commands which Microsoft’s virtual assistant is able to intelligently process. Siri, on the other hand, struggles when it comes to creating more complex reminders based on calls and locations. Here’s the ad: If you ca ...
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Streamline your entire workspace with the UNITI Stand for iMac, iPhone and iPad

Jul 28 2014 5:00am CDT | Source: App Advice

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Apple close to acquiring ‘Pandora for talk radio app’ Swell for $30 million

Jul 28 2014 4:12am CDT | Source: App Advice

After acquiring BookLamp, the so-called “Pandora for books,” Apple is reportedly closing in on an acquisition of Swell Radio, a “Pandora for talk radio” application, according to a recent article. The news comes from Re/code, which explains that Cupertino’s Swell deal “is worth about $30 million.&#8221 The application is designed to allow users to listen to personalized talk radio content on an iPhone ha ...
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Apple Stores will soon offer carriers’ early iPhone upgrade programs

Jul 28 2014 3:36am CDT | Source: App Advice

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Soon, Apple Retail Stores will allow customers to purchase iPhone handsets through U.S. carriers’ early upgrade programs, according to a recent report. The news comes from 9to5mac, which explains that the program is set to launch before Apple introduces its anticipated “iPhone 6” in September. At present, Apple Retail Stores in the United States allow customers to purchase an iPhone either through a two-year subsidized contract, or unl ...
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Microsoft Launches New Cortana vs. Siri Ad Showing Off Context-Aware Reminders

Jul 28 2014 2:56am CDT | Source: Mac Rumors

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Microsoft today launched a new commercial comparing its new Cortana virtual assistant to Apple's virtual assistant Siri, demonstrating how the former is able to perform contextually-aware tasks using a number of services. Titled "Happy Anniversary", the commercial shows Cortana and Windows Phone 8.1 running on the Nokia Lumia 635 as the narrator makes commands related around a wedding ann ...
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Terry Guo overseeing Foxconn preparations for new iPhone

Jul 28 2014 2:16am CDT | Source: Digitimes

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Foxconn Electronics has been actively preparing for production of 4.7- and 5.5-inch new iPhones at its factories in China since July and chairman Terry Guo has been supervising the preparation on the spot to make sure that production lines are in optimal condition, according to industry sourc ...
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Apple Close to Acquiring Radio Streaming Service Swell for $30 Million

Jul 28 2014 2:05am CDT | Source: Mac Rumors

Apple is close to acquiring talk radio curation service Swell for about $30 million, reports Re/code. Swell's iOS app launched last year and allows users to listen to streaming audio from iTunes, NPR, ABC, ESPN and others through a design that emphasizes simplicity. As a part of the acquisition, Swell will shut down its iOS app this week as its CEO Ram Ramkumar and other members of its development team will join Apple. Apple will likel ...
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Apple News: iPhone 6 Launch Dates, iWatch Patents, And Where To Find Those MacBook Stickers

Jul 28 2014 12:57am CDT | Source: I4U News: Apple

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Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop covers Apple’s Fall launch events, mobile payments in the next iPhone, ...
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Apple Stores to open up iPhone sales via AT&T Next, T-Mobile JUMP & Verizon Edge

Jul 27 2014 4:25pm CDT | Source: 9to5Mac

CEO Tim Cook Visits Beijing
Apple is preparing a significant expansion of its iPhone sales capabilities in its official retail stores, according to sources. Late in August, many Apple Stores in the United States will kick off a pilot program for customers to be able to purchase a new iPhone via the latest carrier upgrade programs: AT&T Next, T-Mobile JUMP, and Verizon Edge. Currently, iPhones bought at Apple Stores must either be purchased on a two-year deal, or at full-price ...
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Uniti wants to be the ultimate stand for all your Apple devices

Jul 27 2014 4:17pm CDT | Source: Cult of Mac

Apple Launches Biggest Upgrade To Mac OS X
Particularly with iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite set to make all your Apple devices work together better than ever, it’s important to have a neat way of keeping your iPhone, iPad and Mac in close proximity. Lookin ...
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