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3/23/2016
02:06 PM
Eric Zeman
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iPhone SE, New iPad Storage Pricing Is A Rip-Off

Apple continues its practice of overcharging for storage with its newly unveiled iPhone SE and the new smaller iPad. The company's devices should come with more onboard storage, and upgrading shouldn't be so expensive.

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Susan Fourtané
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Susan Fourtané,
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3/24/2016 | 8:11:24 PM
Re: Nonsense!
Eric, You are forgetting something really important here: iCloud. We don't need to store every single thing on the devices any longer. That's why we have iCloud. -Susan
melgross
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melgross,
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3/24/2016 | 11:39:53 AM
Nonsense!
This is total BS, and I'm tired of hearing it. First of all, there is a good reason why Apple is the only smartphone and tablet maker making a profit other than Samsung, and Samsung's profit is pitiful. All the rest are losing money. One major reason for that is that they give the farm away. If you look at the price of the top performing Compact Flash and SD cards, you'll see that they're pretty expensive. In testing at Anandtech, and others, you will also see that Apple's storage speeds are significantly higher than their competitors. Why? Because Apple is using more expensive flash storage. Apple used to charge another $100 moving from 16GB to 32, and another $100 to move to 64GB. That's been dropped in half as they move you directly to 64GB for $100, so it's not as though Apple hasn't cut the price of storage over the years, because they have. But also comparing the dismal performance of cheap flash cards to even the slower internal storage in Android devices is a mistake. In order to approach the internal flash speeds, you need a card rated at a speed of "1,000". Check the pricing on those.
bgauvin
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bgauvin,
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3/24/2016 | 10:19:56 AM
I agree! Though Sharing Photos & Music have improved
Unfortunately Apple knows that most consumers will pay the increased price point.  Though Apple has worked out the glitches with iTunes Match and iCloud Photo Sharing so it isn't as important to have a large amount of storage on your device . . . as long as you are paying for the related services. That would be $3 per month for 200GB of storage and $25 per year for iTunes Match.  The iTunes Match allows you to store and share all of your music (including old CD you have ripped) across all devices and you no longer need to include your pictures and music in your backup, making this process more efficient and easier to erase/rebuild a phone when needed.
greenhows
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greenhows,
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3/24/2016 | 10:11:39 AM
Couldn't Agree More
I couldn't agree more, Apple is drunk on the cult following it has. What else can you call it, other than greed when they continue to overcharge for everything. And just saying, have you ever tried to fix an apple product your self? Insane... (i fix other brands all the time, with half the trouble and effort)
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