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Analyst: People Are Overpaying Apple for 128 GB iPad 4

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February 4, 2013 12:03:04 AM

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Consumers are paying considerably more than what it costs Apple for the added 64 GB of memory on 128 GB iPad 4 over the 64 GB model.


News flash: Apple is Apple.
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February 4, 2013 12:03:05 AM

Seriously?... Does this even warrant as a news.. after all this time.
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February 4, 2013 12:03:43 AM

And the sky is blue
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February 4, 2013 12:05:14 AM

I think a more appropriate title would be "Analyst: People are Overpaying Apple"
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February 4, 2013 12:12:03 AM

C'mon Apple, is that the best price you can offer? It's way too cheap. My bank account is not being challenged enough. LOL!
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February 4, 2013 12:13:48 AM

Hey the people saying this is obvious are probably complaining that iSheep don't know what they're buying and are stupid for getting ripped off... so this article pointing it out is a good thing, not a bad thing.

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February 4, 2013 12:20:49 AM

Apple is overcharging for everything, and iSheep are overpaying.
If no one paid the high prices, they would be a lot lower.
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February 4, 2013 12:22:53 AM

its well worth it just for the extra copies of jOBS that it will hold.
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February 4, 2013 12:24:09 AM

As much as I avoid buying Apple products, if other people want to spend their money on them, I'm fine with it
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February 4, 2013 12:28:07 AM

Analyst spouts something that common knowledge. And gets payed to do it.
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February 4, 2013 12:29:07 AM

I think people are overpaying analysts for stating blatantly obvious facts...
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Anonymous
February 4, 2013 12:32:54 AM

(Stupid) people are overpaying for all Apple products
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February 4, 2013 12:37:06 AM

Quaffable(Stupid) people are overpaying for all Apple products


Non-Apple manufacturers aren't doing enough marketing to get attention.
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February 4, 2013 12:59:29 AM

Really?!
i'M shocked!
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February 4, 2013 1:18:04 AM

iSheep! Now that's a nice term.
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February 4, 2013 1:19:02 AM

beaynHey the people saying this is obvious are probably complaining that iSheep don't know what they're buying and are stupid for getting ripped off... so this article pointing it out is a good thing, not a bad thing.

I normally don't care about Apple products, but lately I have been steering people away from them given the problems with the iPhone 5 build quality issues and the iOS6 map update.

And the ones that took my advice thanked me after trying them out in the store. This pricing is crazy tho. They would be better of putting an SD slot in, sell and overcharge for them at Apple stores to make more profit.

Just my opinion tho.
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February 4, 2013 1:29:58 AM

People are overpaying Apple, period.
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February 4, 2013 1:32:39 AM

hammer85iSheep! Now that's a nice term.


People don't know any better. What they want it something that functions properly without choppyness, without issue and Apple provides that.

Unfortunately, at an insane stupid price. Its the most popular for a reason and as much as you try and convince yourself its simply because its pretty - its because it works and does what you want it to do without lagging behind and getting all choppy. It was Apple that introduced this whole touchscreen smooth interface "Phase" and everyone quickly followed (Took years to catch up too).

Today though, it seems Apple is more about money then product, it updates its product a tiny bit and charges a fortune for it. Its absolutely pathetic. I am switching to the Galaxy 4 when its released just so I can stop supporting Apple and once they realize that they're falling behind because of their price gouging, they'll produce products at a better more reasonable price.

Or not.

Who knows.
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February 4, 2013 1:39:18 AM

People are overpaying for Apple products across the board. This isn't the only piece.
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Anonymous
February 4, 2013 1:40:31 AM

$35 dollars? This analyst is being way to nice. More like not even. I highly doubt if it cost them anything much at all to add the additional space. They buy it in MASS BULK, it's practically nothing.

And so what? We all, already knew this. Thanks Captain Obvious!
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February 4, 2013 1:58:33 AM

Well, as its a fact that Appel is overpriced as hell, the actual numbers are nice too see... How ppl is getting screwed by such....... company... sad sad sad....
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February 4, 2013 2:05:37 AM

Some one will buy the overpriced thing despite there being better alternatives. Ignorance.
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February 4, 2013 2:08:24 AM

While I do think Apple stuff is generally a bit expensive, does anyone think it would be a good idea for a business to sell products for anywhere near what they cost to make? I would hope Apple would have at least 50% markup. News flash, companies make money buy selling things for more than they cost!

Not to mention, the top tier product always has a bit of luxury tax built in.
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February 4, 2013 2:16:48 AM

Seriously? ALL memory upgrades were always overpriced. You were practically paying an extra $100 for every extra 16GB of storage. Now Google jumped on that too by removing SD card slot from their Nexus devices... I don't believe their claim that "it's to remove confusion of where the data goes" one bit.
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February 4, 2013 2:17:07 AM

twelve25While I do think Apple stuff is generally a bit expensive, does anyone think it would be a good idea for a business to sell products for anywhere near what they cost to make? I would hope Apple would have at least 50% markup. News flash, companies make money buy selling things for more than they cost! Not to mention, the top tier product always has a bit of luxury tax built in.


50% profit margin is reasonable (even a bit high...Intel gets crap over it). Apple is asking for 70% profit margin here.
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February 4, 2013 2:22:41 AM

I'm pretty sure everyone knows this
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Anonymous
February 4, 2013 2:27:25 AM

Ever seen the profit margins on a Ferrari?
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February 4, 2013 2:29:31 AM

Accurate headline could be: "People are overpaying for (any Apple product)"
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February 4, 2013 2:29:45 AM

Ummm, apple charges about 200-300% more than other computer manufactures do and its all because of scam advertising designed to take advantage of easily manipulative people. $1600 for a dual core 4gb ram 128gb laptop that cant be modified or fixed by the end user, pc's cost about $550 all day for those specs using the same EXACT parts and manufactures. Their OS tech is the only decent part of the company. Its a flat out crime, JUST like the banks and wall street, and it SHOULD be punishable by law. But its whatev, as history will show lies, deceit and manipulation carry HEAVY repercussions and apple will fail, and it will be miserable at best.
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Anonymous
February 4, 2013 3:23:27 AM

I don't have a problem paying an additional $100 for the 128GB model. Apple's entitled to make a profit on that additional ram upgrade. I don't think $65 more profit is too much.
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February 4, 2013 3:24:03 AM

NEWS FLASH: THE SKY IS STILL BLUE
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February 4, 2013 3:57:24 AM

in all honesty, people pay for what value they think they are getting. so nobody is overpaying. if you feel like youre about to overpay, chances are you wouldnt purchase it.
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February 4, 2013 4:04:54 AM

iamtheking12350% profit margin is reasonable (even a bit high...Intel gets crap over it). Apple is asking for 70% profit margin here.


Who says what profit margin is reasonable? Any responsible company owes it to their shareholders to get as much profit as possible. If people will pay 70% markup (on just the flash) then sure, why not? And again, I would bet it is more like 50% markup for the actual flash and another $50 just because it's the best they offer.
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February 4, 2013 4:09:40 AM

you don't say.

Im a pc guy, but when i went with a friend to see how much will it cost to add some ram to his apple... it was a freakin $200-$250, wth, rams that time was $50-$75
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February 4, 2013 4:10:14 AM

nikoli707Ummm, apple charges about 200-300% more than other computer manufactures do........


Ridiculous assertion. Honest apples to apples (ha, a pun!) comparisons will find Apple charging more like 10-20% more than the competition. Try it and see, being honest and using things like an SSD, IPS high-res screens, slim form factor, etc.




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February 4, 2013 4:28:00 AM

Well no shit it took analyst to figure out that apple is over priced crap....
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February 4, 2013 4:58:13 AM

Any ixxx gadget is overpaid....
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February 4, 2013 5:47:57 AM

Well doh... You don't have to be an analyst to figure that one out.
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February 4, 2013 6:17:01 AM

Let's be honest, Apple isn't the only company who charges way to much money for a little bit of extra RAM. It's wrong for ALL the companies to do it.
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February 4, 2013 8:03:20 AM

Guys I've been looking at their website and I think I've found that their 'Mac' computers may also be overpriced, can someone else do the research and confirm please.
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February 4, 2013 8:05:58 AM

Apples are overpriced? That's too bad.. i like apples. Oh you are not talking about the fruit. Well unless its the fruit i don't give a damn what apple costs.
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February 4, 2013 8:42:23 AM

All we need now is someone saying that he can do more on Apple product comparing to others.
And/Or I need the best to do my best.
LOL
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February 4, 2013 9:57:03 AM

MASTER Analyst : Dumb people OVERPAY any apple product.
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February 4, 2013 10:33:16 AM

It should read :Analysts are overpaid for making stupid click bait.
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February 4, 2013 10:35:34 AM

FutureMediaI don't have a problem paying an additional $100 for the 128GB model. Apple's entitled to make a profit on that additional ram upgrade. I don't think $65 more profit is too much.


The Nexus 10 charges $100 to go from 16 to 32 gig. That's a lot worse.
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February 4, 2013 10:52:59 AM

The problem is, people do not think enough. It like everything else in this world.
a $150 or £150 pair of Nike`s cost about a third of the shelf price to make.
The fact a lot of people, who just hand it over,makes them get away with it.
If you stopped buying things at silly prices and took the time to think.
Then there only option to sell whatever it is would be lower.
It is up to you to simply make sure that happens, by not buying the product.
Even then the company`s would not make much of a loss considering they are over priced would they. Sadly too many people don`t think enough driven on by a brand name or there own self sseking some sort of status rights, fool hardy.
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February 4, 2013 12:04:07 PM

Virtually every vendor does this for every upgrade option. Customize any big-name computer option and go from 6GB base RAM to 12GB--it's about a $180 upgrade cost, yet a 12GB RAM kit only runs around $75-85.

It's the easiest way for computer and device manufacturers to generate profit. Nothing new or newsworthy here. And sadly, people will still pay for these upgrades.
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February 4, 2013 12:18:05 PM

For normal folks, this is not news. For iSheeps, this is the rude awakening they need.
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February 4, 2013 12:19:48 PM

And it is not the memory they are overpaying for. It is the fact that it is impossible to upgrade yourself and the fact that there is not SD expansion.
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