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Old 01-29-2013, 02:07 PM   #1
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:11 PM   #2
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And it's so inexpensive, too. Just a paltry $799.
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:27 PM   #3
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And it's so inexpensive, too. Just a paltry $799.
there is a nice story about one maker of a high end audio cables. it started with some decent prices. no one is buying them. on the verge of desperation maker decided to do one last move, the very same cables started to sell for quadruple price...the end result: customers went crazy, he can't make enough of them...
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:08 PM   #4
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I guess they had to try something to stop the market bleeding and narrowing of margins.

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And it's so inexpensive, too. Just a paltry $799.
I know! Apple finally makes an iPad that everyone can afford.

Oh Apple.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:27 PM   #6
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It makes sense that some power users might need the bump in capacity, and these businesses these people work for would be the ones paying for it:

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In Apple's press release, the company cites a few specific use cases for such a giant iPad. Specifically, AutoCAD files and multi-track music files — we've been seeing lots of evidence of the iPad's growing prominence in music-making, so it's not unreasonable to imagine those power users requiring more storage.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:48 PM   #7
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It makes sense that some power users might need the bump in capacity, and these businesses these people work for would be the ones paying for it:
Even if the cost of an additional 112 GB of memory is somewhat less than the $300 being charged?

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Old 01-29-2013, 04:51 PM   #8
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Even if the cost of an additional 112 GB of memory is somewhat less than the $300 being charged?
You are shocked that additional memory prices doesn't match cost price?
Each bump in memory is $100:
iPad 4 16GB - $499
iPad 4 32GB - $599
iPad 4 64GB - $699
iPad 4 128GB - $799
(Which actually means this is the most reasonable (as in $/MB) of all of the bumps.)

The prices are about what people will pay, not what it costs.
In the UK, it costs £40 to go from 8GB to 16GB for a Nexus 4 or 7, but £70 for the same increase for a Nexus 10. Is that because it costs so much more? No, it is because that is what they think people will pay.

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Old 01-29-2013, 04:52 PM   #9
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You are shocked that additional memory prices doesn't match cost price?
Each bump in memory is $100:
iPad 4 16GB - $499
iPad 4 32GB - $599
iPad 4 64GB - $699
iPad 4 128GB - $799
(Which actually means this is the most reasonable (as in $/MB) of all of the bumps.)
Actually, when you put it that way...

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Old 01-29-2013, 04:54 PM   #10
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It would make even more sense to have a memory card reader built in but don't hold your breath.
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It would make even more sense to have a memory card reader built in but don't hold your breath.
For the iPads or the Nexus devices?
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It would make even more sense to have a memory card reader built in but don't hold your breath.
It would definitely make more sense to us consumers. It makes no sense to Apple since they want to make more profit through reaming us on memory prices!
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It would definitely make more sense to us consumers. It makes no sense to Apple since they want to make more profit through reaming us on memory prices!
Why do Google do it?
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Why do Google do it?
There's no excuse for Google either, but at least Google has a mature cloud solution.
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Why do Google do it?
For the same reason. And they have also been criticised by the Android users on this forum for doing so.

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