£499 for an unlocked iphone 4s, £520 for the Mac mini entry model - at least in the UK. Which one represents better bang for buck? I have not made a decision about the iphone 4s. Currently have an android phone, and made a decision a while ago I would eventually switch but I am happy to wait for the right moment - and not sure which model I would want anyway. An iphone is all said and done a phone. Its primary use is to make calls, secondary use is other forms of communication e.g. texts, email. Third use a connection to the web whilst away from your desk. Everything else is pretty much fluff. A Mac Mini is pretty decent computer. Granted without a keyboard or screen. Is it rational for the two very different bits of kit to be the same price? For me it is a no brainer the Mac Mini has far more intrinsic value. Does the cost in anyway bear any relation to how much is actually costs to build an iphone or a Mac Mini? Or is pricing just dictated by what the market will bear? I think the latter.