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$700 is still an outrageous price for a phone. Not just iPhones, any phone for that price is ridiculous. What are some of the prices for other high end phones in NA? I'm not up on phones, just curious. Are there others that are that high or within $100 of it?
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Cost to Apple = less than an iPad...

Cost to consumers = 2x the price...
     
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You know what the funny thing is? Is that it costs them less then $150 to make.
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You know what the funny thing is? Is that it costs them less then $150 to make.
How much does it cost to make Sprint's EVO? And how much does it cost to buy one unlocked?



Just saying.....super high prices for modern smart phones is not exclusive to Apple. They're ALL highly priced.
 
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You know what the funny thing is? Is that it costs them less then $150 to make.
Well, Seeing as the iPad costs ~260$ USD, the iPhone 4, taking into account the smaller screen, but the added modem, should come out to a similar cost.
     
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lol
qft.
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Do they allow you to use a micro SD card yet?
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Do they allow you to use a micro SD card yet?
That will never happen, otherwise they would not be able to sell you and iPhone with higher storage capacity.
     
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post #49 of 90
To all of you shocked by the price, remember that we in the US live in a country where with the rare exception of the Google Nexus One, very few smartphones are sold unlocked. Virtually all of the "hot" brands and models of smartphones are carrier-exclusive and heavily subsidized. It is impossible to buy a factory unlocked (baseband is unlocked, as is the firmware) in the United States; you can only do this in a few select European countries. When I was working in France last semester, an unlocked 3GS cost 799 euros. That's over $1000.
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seems just a bit ridiculous.
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