@ Enough with the "Anti-Apple" crap
This is not bias, it is the editorial style. The only thing that's different here is that they happened to hit on a product/company that you like
This anonymous observation is rather ignorant of the real difference between most Apple, and non-apple bashing. Insults are mostly aimed at Apple users rather than Apple itself - the news coverage mostly amounts to trolling for readers that buy Apple products, and readers that despise Apple and those that buy Apple products. non-apple bashing articles do a much better job of aiming criticism at the company, rather than those that choose to use the company's products.
furthermore, to claim that the slanted commentary written by "Cade Metz" is not bias, but rather editorial style, is just plain stupid.
On the day it launched the hardware bill of materials for the iPhone was only $265.83.
Are you seriously suggesting that, in the space of 2 months, Apple have managed to reduce the BOM to $65?
This is pure, blatant, profiteering (and is obvious to anyone that isn't sitting inside an Apple reality distortion field).
I really don't understand why "profiteering" is being thrown around...
How much does it cost to print a data CD, and throw it in a jewel case with a printed cover? It can't possibly come close to the $50+ that Xbox and PS games sell for new!
That annoying cost of development and company operations overhead has to be paid for somehow - and the more successful the product is, the more likely you are to see the price continue to drop to promote a continuing rate of sales.
This is the same reason why MS intends to stop supporting XP in the future, even though it is so widely used --- if you aren't selling the software any more, the cost of supporting becomes a major 'loss' area for the company.
The price of any product should at the very least include the fixed cost of manufacturing, as well as pricing considerations for development (based on expected sales volume), and pricing to cover the expected costs of supporting each product sold....