Originally Posted by pedromartins
Isn't that thing about BOMs nothing more than bullshit?
My point is, those numbers should never be used to any sort of sirious discussion on any circunstance. They are totally irrelevant and mean nothing.
Say what? So, the cost of making an iPhone has no relevance in discussions about the minimum prices it can sell for?
The iPhone is much more expensive to build than any other smartphone, like the s4, for example.
Ummm... 10 second search on google:http://bgr.com/2013/05/09/samsung-galaxy-s4-teardown-bom/
(Article title: Cheap’ isn’t always cheap – Galaxy S4 costs more to build than iPhone 5)
Sure, R&D etc have to be factored in, but you seem to be going to an extreme here.
They do not have their OS. Their best processor is designed by qualcomm, the build quality is a joke, the screen is crap, 0 battery optimization, they never dreamed of a smartphone, not to mention set the fundations for it, ecosystem, etc. A phone like that should cost less than half of the iPhone, no matter how you look at it.
To be honest, your rant above makes it look like you're just chucking statements out there as if you're fishing for replies to argue against you... :o)