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Reason Apple parts seem less expensive is likely due to the low volume of each individual android phone, so naturally there isn't as much demand for replacement parts because not nearly as many were sold, thus driving prices up.
 
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Reason Apple parts seem less expensive is likely due to the low volume of each individual android phone, so naturally there isn't as much demand for replacement parts because not nearly as many were sold, thus driving prices up.

Then explain why my Mac's battery is $300 from Apple and $70 from the OEM? Apple DOES drive it's prices up, ALL businesses do. Just Apple tends to be more cut-throat about making their profits.
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Look dude we've been over this. I can't explain your situation because it's the polar opposite of what goes on in America. No replacement Mac battery costs that much here. I do agree apple branded parts are a little more expensive, but not to the degree that you describe. For an older MacBook a removable battery is about $125. You can buy off brands on amazon for less, but you get what you pay for there.
 
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How can they announce Q1 earning when Q1 just started the other week. Q1 ends at 31st March.
    
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First quarter of the fiscal year is October thru December.
 
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Oh I see.
    
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sadly the death of Steve Jobs, gave a boost to this too ...

as far as price goes, if you analyze the apple pricing from the hardware standpoint ... it's terrible... a 70Euros harddrive ( 1Tb 7200rpm WD Black ) costs 210Euros @ Apple store...

but the thing about Apple, is not the hardware itself but the unique experience behing an apple product.

I work with both Mac and Win systems ... the "unique experience" for me more about... style than anything else... oh... and the community of developers that only use Apple OS's to deliver their apps. Some apps i use in my daily work, i can only get them if i use OSX.

But, mainly, what Apple sells is an experience, using well controlled systems, that behave as they where designed to, with unique design and that will give you "some kind of status quo" ...

( i'm totally against that... but ok ... people have this urge of looking cool... and if you don't have an Apple gadget, you ain't cool bro ... )

Last week i was discussing this topic with my brother. We were both of the same opinion, that for desktop systems, we get tired pretty fast of the OSX ... Windows is a more innocuous system... but in a laptop or gadget, Apple OS's are really perfect.
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Still only #35 on Fortune 500.
http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/2011/full_list/index.html

Still, somewhat insane. Although not that surprising due to the mindlessness of the apple consumer, as well as the insane markup. I mean, how else do you account for only having a 6% marketshare (at best) in the computer sector (laptop + desktop), and having basically ZERO growth (actually, down 0.5% since oct.)? Their market is mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc.), and even there android is growing faster.
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But, mainly, what Apple sells is an experience, using well controlled systems, that behave as they where designed to, with unique design and that will give you "some kind of status quo" ...

Well controlled like the iPhone I have right here that's giving me headaches because you can't just cut and paste music from it to the Android phone this customer is upgrading to. Seriously all these extra steps to get music that the customer owns off the phone. It's absurd really. Apple is nothing more than a bunch of overpriced, closed-off crap.
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Well when you're paying labor people just enough to not kill themselves, you're going to have figures like that.

This world makes me sick.
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