The iPhone turned 12, here's a look back through the models

10 January 2019
The iPhone from the 2G to the XS - all the key improvements and how much they cost to make.

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  • Anonymous

Aadrian , 11 Jan 2019The infographic about bills of materials and actual price for wh... moreBoM data ignores R&D costs and fact that Apple OS development is covered in the hardware price, while Android OS development is funded by harvesting the user's data and mining and/or selling it. Further, with no context (i.e. similar stats for comparable handsets of the same period), the data is meaningless and intentionally inciteful.

For example, the GS7 (first and only model I looked at) originally had a BoM of $255USD (https://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s7_bill­_of_materials_is_255-news-17222.php), and best I can tell at launch price of $669.99USD, which would put the initial retail markup at over 262.74%.

  • my ipad iphone dead

my ipad iphone dead same day

  • Anonymous

PeterThePanda, 11 Jan 2019Exactly. Apple's recent downturn is karma on them for overpricin... moreYup, especially the removal of the 3.5mm jack as STANDARD trend since iPhone 7. Also, NO microsd slot support EVEN AFTER MORE THAN 10 YEARS as a CHOICE. Instead, (Cr)Apple simply "push" people to use Cloud for media without caring about users with LIMITED data plan.

  • Anonymous

The iPhone is the original smartphone, still the only one that differs.

  • Real Talk

Anonymous, 11 Jan 2019I can't afford iphone This is the reason why I hate it And yes ... moreWhat does Apple have to do with your Job and your cost of living? They are not forcing you to but their products. They intice people not force them

Anonymous, 11 Jan 2019Try the Pocophone F1 before you judge Xiaomi. It will put to sha... moreI have a Redmi Note 4 and a OnePlus 5T, so...

AnonD-800802, 11 Jan 2019Lmfao what a load of crap. Everyone knows Apples resale value is... moreIt's up to you to believe a stranger somewhere on the planet, but I know when I called both an Apple Store and a local authorized retailer and the Apple store said it's not worth anything unless I trade in on a new one, then they would give me about $80. The authorized retailer offered $50.... Pretty much same b.s with the iPhone 7, it would only count as a credit towards a newer product. I was actually shocked because like you say, everyone knows apple products hold value... pi$$ off!
Took me 2 weeks to sell the phone and almost 2 months to get rid of the iMac.

  • Anonymous

Vj02, 11 Jan 2019Proud owner of iPhone 4S, 6, 6S Plus & current iPhone XS Max... moreTo be honest, I actually collect phones. Considering my iPhones, I have
3GS 16GB black
4 32GB black
4s 16GB black
5 16GB silver
5c 16GB blue
5s 16GB space grey
5s 16GB gold
7 128GB silver

I also have some android phones
Xperia X10 mini pro red
Xperia Z1 Compact
Xperia T3
Xperia M4 Aqua
HTC One M9

Of course only people who are interested should read the list, to prevent comments like "who cares how rich u are smh", and btw, most of them are like € 30 on eBay so nothing too valuable.

Proud owner of iPhone 4S, 6, 6S Plus & current iPhone XS Max. Love it!

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 11 Jan 2019I can't afford iphone This is the reason why I hate it And yes ... moreSo you hate rolex too? ferrari? expensive hotels? list is endless.

I don't understand why would Apple have to do products for everyone when that would hurt their business.

You can buy used iPhone if that fits better for your wallet, usually people buy more expensive stuffs when they get higher in their life or just save money for stuff what they want.

Sorry but you sound really bitter. Alteast some people still could use feature phones, world has people who can't afford any kind of phone and not even food. So stop being hypocritical.

  • Brash Candicoot

wow, so that what... 5 years of new devices?

  • Anonymous

So much incorrect info. Original iPhone $499. Correct. But with a 24 month contract. That was the subsidy price. That later came down to $199 for subsequent models. So those prices over the years cannot be compared at all

When will we see $499 iphone again that is not a cheapskate version of the flagship iphone. Dont go the Nokia way. Let Ugandan show you de wae, Apple. Hahaha.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 11 Jan 2019"Now many iPhone owners are cursing Apple for being so greedy an... moreI can't afford iphone This is the reason why I hate it And yes they are greedy because to use ios they oblige me to pay more than 4 times my salary
The fact that some people can't afford iphone is a good reason to hate them at least android care for them and did provide android go they care for all categories of people
Try to imagine if there were no android in this case poor people won't be able to use smartphone ? We would use feature phones in 2019 just because iphone don't know that there is poverness in the world ?
this is why I hate them

  • Anonymous

Levy, 11 Jan 2019The iPhone SE is the best phone Apple has ever produced.No too small

  • Anonymous

AnonD-800802, 11 Jan 2019Lmfao everyone knows this site is for fandroids. No other brand ... moreLol ikr these fandroids/haters care more about Apple than the cheap brands they're using.

  • Levy

The iPhone SE is the best phone Apple has ever produced.

  • AnonD-800802

Anonymous, 11 Jan 2019why? is this site for android users only? Lmfao everyone knows this site is for fandroids. No other brand gets bullied as much as Apple here.

  • AnonD-800802

Lyndino, 11 Jan 2019I'm so obsessed that I gave away a free iPhone 7 and an 21" iMac... moreLmfao what a load of crap. Everyone knows Apples resale value is higher than its competitors. No point in trying to deny that.

  • Anonymous

Only iPhone XR Blue is good for me. Other than that I will buy android for sure.