iPhone Now Accounts for 50% of Industry Profits

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  1. News Bot

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    Big part of it is how much apple rapes carriers

    Apple tells carrier: we sell you iPhone for 700 bucks, you can sell it for 200

    If customer needs a repair, we sell you another for 700 bucks



    They've got folks over a barrel and if you an pull it off, it's legalized robbery
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    All phone companies do this.. All phones that are $100 on a 2 year contract are actually $400-500 phones lol. I don't know why you're saying that it's just Apple.
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    You act like this is a uniquely Apple thing. Carriers sell nearly all handsets at a subsidized cost.
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    True, but he brings up a good point. Apple could increase the price, and the end user would have no idea since they usually buy it subsidized.
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    You could buy one for 700 dollars from apple too. Thats how much they are.
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    I'm willing to bet Apple and the carrier have a fixed price in their agreement.
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    Everytime Apple succeeds, a little part of me dies.
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    I'd say in like 3 years, you'd be completely dead.
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    Same here.

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