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    Main reason for their pricing? Because they can.

    Does the food in high end restaurants really cost 25x the price of cheaper places? No.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Main reason for their pricing? Because they can.

    Does the food in high end restaurants really cost 25x the price of cheaper places? No.
    Nail on head.

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    It seems then, that as the majority of people have all this disposable income to buy these devices, that the world economic model is about to disappear up its own sphincter is just a myth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyturpie View Post
    It seems then, that as the majority of people have all this disposable income to buy these devices, that the world economic model is about to disappear up its own sphincter is just a myth?
    You'd like to think so, however there are far more people who don't have the disposable income for these things than there are that do. With a profit margin like Apple's, that fact is easily masked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenbeast View Post
    It's genius, they release out of date specs and charge through the nose for it. Quite phenomenal
    I really do not understand why people say that when often like in the phones and tablets the specs are a year ahead of everyone else which is anything but oudated. Just look at the Ipad2 which after a year is still the fastest tablet GPU by a large amount. The Iphone4s is well over twice the graphics speed of any other phone today, in fact the Iphone4s has more graphics power then any current tablet let alone other phones.

    EDIT: The GPU is in many ways the most important specs now they are GPGPU's and run some types of software better then the CPU. More and more software like the UI and web browser are being moved onto the GPU over CPU.
    Last edited by Pottsey; 25th January 2012 at 11:43 AM.

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    My arguement is not about whether their products are good/better/worse/nice/etc, my arguement is if they are making sooo much money, can't they lower their prices a little?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jawloms View Post
    My arguement is not about whether their products are good/better/worse/nice/etc, my arguement is if they are making sooo much money, can't they lower their prices a little?
    Why would they want to? Plenty of people are willing to pay the Apple price, and many of their competitors are happy for Apple to keep their prices high so they can keep theirs high too.

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    Because if they lower their prices, they become more available to others so they get a greater market share.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jawloms View Post
    Because if they lower their prices, they become more available to others so they get a greater market share.
    Or they keep their prices as they are because 'the masses' want them anyway, they become objects of desire....

    "No mum I don't want this rubbish, I want an iPhone."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jawloms View Post
    My arguement is not about whether their products are good/better/worse/nice/etc, my arguement is if they are making sooo much money, can't they lower their prices a little?
    I don't see why they would. They're selling like crazy, despite the price. Reducing price won't necessarily increase sales, but would hit their profit margins. Corporations in the USA are legally required to make as much profit as possible. Reducing their price would go counter to this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Corporations in the USA are legally required to make as much profit as possible.
    Is this true?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Is this true?
    Yup. There's a pile of quotes discussing it here (all sourced) Howdju — Executives of US corporations are legally required to maximize their corporation&#39s profits

    And an analysis of a court case here that concluded the same thing - Corporations Are Required By Law To Maximize Profits | eBay v. Newmark | Senator Al Franken

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Is this true?

    Not quite, but the effect is the same.

    Company directors legal duty is to work in the interest of for the shareholders. Most shareholders want to maximize profit and can sack CEOs not working on behalf of the shareholders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Yup. There's a pile of quotes discussing it here (all sourced) Howdju — Executives of US corporations are legally required to maximize their corporation&#39s profits

    And an analysis of a court case here that concluded the same thing - Corporations Are Required By Law To Maximize Profits | eBay v. Newmark | Senator Al Franken
    ...I'm actually lost for words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    ...I'm actually lost for words.
    why this is a country who classes corporations as people with all the rights inherent in that i believe

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