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    8Gb a killer income for Apple
    I've been thinking about this for a while.....why is there a $100 retail difference between the 4Gb and the 8Gb? Do you really think there is a $100 cost difference between a 4Gb chip and a 8Gb chip? NO!!! Especially when you take into account that they made a whole lot more 8Gb chips. More than 90% of the iPhone customers opted for the 8Gb To me, that means $100 more in the pocket for Apple for every 8Gb phone sold.

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    Some website figured the cost to make the 8GB iPhone is around $280 or something.
    You do realize they are part of corporate america and are trying to make a buck or 2 any way they can, right?
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    Of course there's not a $100 price difference between a 4 gig chip and an 8 gig chip. Hardware price has absolutely nothing to do with selling price. Just look at Ferraris vs. Saturns. It doesn't cost anything more to make a Ferrari than it does to make a Saturn, but there's still a $100,000 price difference. Apple knows that people are willing to pay for what they want, regardless of cost. They could have debuted it at $199 or $999 and people would still have bought it in droves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaidomac View Post
    Of course there's not a $100 price difference between a 4 gig chip and an 8 gig chip. Hardware price has absolutely nothing to do with selling price. Just look at Ferraris vs. Saturns. It doesn't cost anything more to make a Ferrari than it does to make a Saturn, but there's still a $100,000 price difference. Apple knows that people are willing to pay for what they want, regardless of cost. They could have debuted it at $199 or $999 and people would still have bought it in droves.
    I get your point but you are way off regarding Ferrari. If you've seen how they are made you know why they cost so much. Please don't compare the hardware of a Ferrari to a Saturn or any other assembly line car.

    Thanks!

    Btw, if we are talking quantity then maybe the 8Gb chip is cheaper than the 4Gb.

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    X2...Ferrri's are handmade for the most part by very skilled and dedicated craftsmen.....and out of parts that will put the Saturn parts to shame. There is a reason they are expensive....drive one and you'll understand....

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