It's not like there is a pot with a pre-set dollar amount of profit and Apple is the first to grab it. Asian companies are VERY much more apt at being streamlined and running on less profit.....they know how to squeeze everything out to it's max. If XYZ company makes as much profit as it "needs" then what good is it to the customer to squeeze more out of them? It is quite obvious that Apple would love to increase their marketshare by bringing down the entry costs to getting an apple phone. I have never understood how more profit for Apple is good for the average customer.....are you guys getting secret cheques from Apple?
I am always amused by these "I love apple and the world has it wrong" articles. Yeah, compare the mac to the Surface, good luck. As for this comparo, the iphone has its positives for sure. However, we seems to have neglected the vastly inferior screen on the iphone, the fact that every camera shootout I have seen (important to a lot of folks) finds the Galaxy (and lots of others) simply wipe out the iphone, the Galaxy has peripherals for the business traveler that apple does not have but better not ignore, note the multi core performance is better, etc. Point is, yes if one is hostage to the Apple ecosystem, then iphone makes a lot of sense. If however, one is not , then there are alternatives where there are better phones than the iphone depending on what you care about and whether you want what peripherals there are out there ( like docking stations ) to work for more than a year or two before apple charges $30 for a $1 piece of plastic to "adapt" *(again.) Finally, the notion that Apple creates flawless software or OSs or creates a great user experience passed a long time ago. Ask the thousands of music professionals who had their soundcards bricked overnight, the (seemingly every) Apple update "printer will no longer work its not our fault" thing, or the numerous folks who will not even consider an apple software upgrade until it has been out for some time so that they don't get the inevitable legion of issues (google it) or various other nonsense that comes with Apple just like every other software or hardware manufacturer out there. Do your research and pro or con, reject the articles that appear to say "everyone else has it wrong, its a conspiracy." UM right.
comparing just samsung to apple is pointless. the true comparison is iOS to Android.
i don't like either phone or OS. they both do annoying things and are phenomenally overpriced.
was trying to watch season 4 of halt and catch fire on my ipad the other day. Go into itunes. files incorrect format... mp4... ok.... convert to "ipad format"..... ok what am I? 4 years old? to you mean .mov? ok....it's greyed out. cant watch the videos on my ipad... great.drag and drop onto my android. VLC. 5 minutes and i'm watching.this is the most basic of functions...drag and drop, execute.apple is depriving you of functionalityand talking to you like you're an idiot. (ipad format)and your LOVING it,