Exactly. I’m giving up coffee for a max.Maybe it's my old age but I regret anytime I spend money! Seriously though, on a device that I use probably 100 times a day for business and personal/entertainment use, I can justify paying the price. Would I like it if it were cheaper, of course, but almost all flagship phones are very close to/if not exceeding the $1000 mark. Technically speaking it's cheaper than buying a cup of coffee a day so why not.
The definition of amortization is that you get back the money for your investment in time.Exactly. I’m giving up coffee for a max.
I agree with you in that a device you are on many times a day amortized over a few years...get what you want.
Where did you get those numbers from? The most credible estimate I've seen is that every Apple product more or less returns a 40% profit and the increased costs of the flagship phones account for the cost of the extra stuff they added to the bill of materials for each phone.For example a 256gb XS Max costs us $1249 but costs Apple $443 to build. Thats a profit of $806 per phone. Even if they made the XS Max 256 999 they still make $556 per phone and sell more.
Apple typically marks up the materials cost by 2.5 to 3X.Where did you get those numbers from? The most credible estimate I've seen is that every Apple product more or less returns a 40% profit and the increased costs of the flagship phones account for the cost of the extra stuff they added to the bill of materials for each phone.
What do you like about the 6T? How's it better in many ways?XS owner, no regrets. Also recently bought the OnePlus 6T which is half the price and 99% of the phone the XS is. And better in many ways. Next year Apple will have to do much more in order for me to fork over another $1000+ for the iPhone. If the rumors are true and they stick with Intel modems, non-5G, same memory and storage, it will be a very tough sell. The OP 6T has made me seriously question why the hell I'm spending Apple money on phones going forward. I'm that impressed with the 6T.
Same kind of things that applied to this type of thing last year in relation to iPhone X likely similarly apply now as well: https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/do-you-regret-paying-1000-for-your-iphone-x.2088234/Or are you happy with your purchase? Love to hear your thoughts.
Entirely subjective.What do you like about the 6T? How's it better in many ways?