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The premise that components are the primary cost to bring a product to market doesn't hold much water for any iOS device. The most astute quip I have seen was by Horace Dediu on twitter as @asymco: The iPhone is a salesman hired by the operator to sell mobile broadband service. He gets a healthy commission because he's very good at it. I wouldn't confuse ...


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I use Store News which is excellent for finding out price drops and discounted apps. If you have an iOS device, try AppZapp - allows you to set watch lists, and push notifications and has the ability to track Mac Apps too.


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Here's what we know: When Xcode 4.0 hit the store - it was $4.99 and ran on Snow Leopard Xcode 4.1 hit the store July 20 (Lion launch day) for free but requires Lion. It replaces the prior version so that's effectively not for sale any longer. Unless you feel someone that has a hand in pricing decisions from Apple will answer here, the rest is ...


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It appears that everyone that owns an older copy of iWork for iOS gets a free upgrade whether or not your version came from a retail CD or the Mac App Store. If you don't already own iWork - you will have to pay for either a new Mac or the apps piecemeal on the App Store. The above summary is my understanding of this MacWorld article that includes calls ...


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According to iSuppli (as reported in the link by Reuters), there are $188 in parts in the iPhone 4S. Adding in the other costs, Horace Dediu over at Asymco suggests that Apple's operating margin on each iPhone is $319. He explains where he gets each number from. iPod Touch margins, however, are much harder to track down. iSuppli has done a teardown of the ...


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The answer you are expecting won't satisfy you because the cost of making those devices is much less then the price they sell them for... But in order to answer your question, I've made a table. Unfortunately, I didn't find any records of the iPod touch 16GB and 32GB, but I expect they are quite alike. I'm sure Apple does get his share on the sold ...


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Typically Apple will replace (instead of repair) a computer that has required 3 repairs for the same issue. It may require a call to Apple Care (800-273-2273) and ask to have the case escalated. If you have taken it to the store already, and the store has refused to replace, then Apple Care will probably back the store's decision. If however you call Apple ...


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I believe you can trade your machine(s) in when you purchase a new one from Apple. They will reduce your cost for the new machine, certify your old ones and do any repairs necessary, and put them back on the market for others to purchase. http://www.apple.com/recycling/


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In addition to upgrades for users of existing/previous installs of iWork, it has been shown that the logic that handles identifying whether you are eligible for an upgrade does not take into account whther your install was a trial or retail edition. In some cases, users with a trial version installed have found that upgrades were provided. It should be ...


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Since Apple is using the same CPU and mostly intel logic boards, as long as you get the CAS latency and other details exactly perfect, it's hard to imagine you would buy the wrong memory. Perhaps it boils down to support and testing. If the vendor literally spends more money testing and supporting the Mac memory, it's their privilege to sell it for more. If ...


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All ram modules are non Apple, as apple does not make ram modules. There are three types of ram modules. Apple branded, they come in new macs and you buy them from apple at a higher price, guaranteed to work (sometimes they mismatch the type and don't work :) Other manufacturer branded "mac-compatible"... they are tested by the manufacturer (OWC, Crucial, ...


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Thunderbolt Display: This huge 27-inch glossy widescreen display features a cinematic 16:9 aspect ratio and an astonishing 2560-by-1440 resolution. iMac 27-inches: 27-inch (viewable) LED-backlit glossy widescreen TFT display with support for millions of colors. Resolution: 2560 by 1440 pixels You won't notice any difference between them. ...


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Sarbanes-Oxley Act The act which was passed after the Enron scandel prohibits companies from adding new unadvertised features to a product after the sale. Apple has done this with iPod Touch software upgrades, FaceTime, and now Xcode. So in a sense Xcode 4.1 is included in price of Lion.



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