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 @pixeldoc : Sure, sounds like you never bought non-Apple products in your life?  As said earlier, the cost of production drops substantially throughout their product cycle in tech. Samsung and most tech companies in general can and do drop prices frequently to stay competitive and still maintain their margin, this is no brainer.  
 @jungmark : yes, that's how this particular log base 6 chart works.   the first 6 points increase by 1, or 60, then the next 6 points by 6, 61 (ie, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42), then the next 6 by by 36, or 62.   But none of that really matters, we only care about the first 4 data points.
 @basjhj : obviously you are unfamiliar with the notion of log scale?
 @sog35: Sure, you can believe whatever you "choose" to believe. Galaxy S4 faces supply issue due to 'overwhelming demand't and we all now know the S4 was the last "record-breaking" flagship from Samsung.  We also know what happened to the S4's pricing (see Idealo's data again) -- it declined faster than the two predecessors, the S2 and S3. I just don't understand why it's so difficult for some here at AI to believe that the BOM cost declines substantially throughout...
 @sog35 : Sure, you may be right, or wrong.  This article doesn't prove or disprove that, however. What we do know from the historical data, or Idealo's data, is that Samsung's flagship S model pricing always falls by about 20+% after 4 months, regardless of their popularity, or analysts' early prediction. 
I guess people just hear what they want to hear.  So where is the evidence that the price reduction has nothing to do with the historical competitive market pricing, all to do with their recent below-expected earning?  It seems fairly clear that the $100 price cut fits inline with their historical pricing strategy -- 20% to 25% after 4 months -- but hey whatever makes you happy.  *yawn*  
 @jungmark : yes, in this particular re-appeal, just the design patents -- and whether Apple can disgorge Samsung's entire profit ($399M) on the minor design infringements (ie, rectangular icons, rounded corners, and iPhone shape) -- no apportionment.  The damage on the utility infringements was "apportioned."  No, while SEP holders announce royalty rates for their patent portfolio publicly time to time, they can and do charge different FRAND rates.  There are many...
 @jungmark :  Sure, and you do realize that Ericsson is asserting both FRAND and non-FRAND patents.Who would have thought you could patent rectangular icons or rounded corners? Ever heard of "reverse hold-up"?
 @anome : Well, NewEgg's been busy fighting patent trolls (and mostly winning). They know it when they see one.  *cough* *cough*   
 @cali : Sure, Mr. Xenophobe.  The tech industry doesn't need any new legal standard inviting more lawsuits. 
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