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It's not misleading when they simply tell you how much storage is built into the phone.A 16GB iPhone has 16GB worth of flash memory in it. Period. There's no reason lawyer-up over that.They never say how much of your data it will hold... nor do they attempt to predict how much space a future OS upgrade will consume. So you can't sue them on that basis either.OK... so let's say Apple starts reporting "user-accessible" capacity instead of "total" capacity. Fine.A launch...
Oh I see... it's not the usual "they all end up in a landfill" argument...Instead it's the "the only way they moved that many units is by giving them away" argument.Look... any promotion where a product is "given away" would be done by the retailer... not the manufacturer.Blackberry is not giving away devices. They have a business to run. They got paid for each and every unit. And that's the end of their involvement. Transaction complete.Once it reaches the retailer......
Oh lord... here we go again. I'd love to see these mythical landfills where people think most smartphones end up. They must be packed after all these years.
I think Apple has rules against BOGO deals.If the carriers want to offer the iPhone (and they do!) they must play by Apple's rules.A carrier will still be able to get two contracts from the iPhone though. The customers will simply have to pay the on-contract price: $200x2How many times have you seen a husband a wife both with iPhones? It happens quite often. So obviously the iPhone isn't being hurt by not being offered on a BOGO discount. If they want iPhones bad...
The Galaxy S6 may be part of a BOGO. But that's a carrier thing... not a Samsung thing.BOGO deals are offered by the carriers who make most of their money from collecting monthly service fees. Carriers don't make much money (if any) on the hardware itself. They just want a contract for 24 months... and two contracts are better than one.It doesn't matter which phone it is.... it could be a Samsung Galaxy, or an HTC One, or pretty much any other phone. The carriers just...
I never understood this case. Apple says an iPhone has 16GB of storage in it. I take that to mean it has 16GB worth of flash memory chips. What else could they have said? Yes... you cannot save 16GB of your own files to the phone... but Apple didn't say you could either.
The scary thing for Samsung is they seem to be following the decline in the PC market exactly.Cutthroat pricing in the PC market drove PC prices down to unsustainable levels... so they actually RELIED on bloatware to make any sort of profit. The entire PC market basically collapsed on itself... no longer able to make money solely selling their own products.The reason I say this is scary for Samsung is that we're talking about Samsung's flagship smartphone... not some cheap...
For sure.It's tough being a high-end speaker manufacturer when other companies sell "good enough" for cheaper.Hell... it's tough to be a speaker manufacturer period. The market is very crowded and mature.So like I said... B&O is probably making bank from the licensing on millions of HP laptops. It's good to have alternate revenue streams.
There's a lot of money to be made in licensing... and HP moves a lot of volume.Perhaps B&O's $2,000 speakers aren't selling as much as they'd like.
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