iPad Air teardown shows lower build cost than third-gen iPad

Discussion in 'iPad Air' started by liberated, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. liberated

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  2. Europa

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    Higher prices? Isn't the cost of an iPad Air the same as the cost of an iPad 4 last year?
     
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    My apologies, I meant higher prices when compared to other tablets.
     
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    They also provide better support for their software and hardware, have higher quality iPad apps and their devices hold their value much better.

    There a lot of other costs to consider besides the parts such as manufacturing, research and development, marketing and support.

    They are in the businesss to make money. I love how some people construe their wanting to profit as greed.
     
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    Europa, surely you're not implying that companies are not greedy. All companies are on a never ending quest to increase profits year after year. This is a form of greed in my book. I think this is fine as long as they do not gouge costumers. Apple is not gouging costumers for all the reasons you just explained which I happen to agree 100%.
     
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    The resale value of Apple products usually stay at a similar ratio to their retail value. I find that after indirectly paying the subsidy to my carrier I am able to sell my old model for close to what I purchased it for. Try and do that with any non Apple smart phone.
     

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