“Apple and Google have been branded as ‘outrageous’ for charging more than a 1,000 per cent markup for extra storage on tablet PCs,” Sophie Curtis reports for The Telegraph. “Tablet manufacturers can buy Flash storage at a market price of £5.95 for 16GB, according to a Which? investigation.”
“However, consumers who purchase a 32GB iPad Air will have to pay £80 more than they would for the 16GB version,” Curtis reports. “Meanwhile, Google charges an extra £70 to increase the memory on its Nexus 10 from 16GB to 32GB, and Amazon charges £40 for the same storage increase on its Kindle Fire HDX 8.9.”
Curtis reports, “Which? described the markups as ‘outrageous’ and advised potential customers to buy a tablet with an SD or microSD slot and add a memory card for a fraction of the cost.”
MacDailyNews Take: In other words, screw yourself by not getting an iPad. Go get some POS iPad also-ran that runs blown-up phone apps that are themselves, if they exist at all, inferior to their iPhone versions. Great advice!
Curtis reports, “Apple and Google declined to comment on the report, but Samsung told Which?: ‘It is Samsung policy to provide the most reasonable market price to customers.'”
MacDailyNews Take: In other words, Apple and even Google thought it best to say nothing, rather than blatantly lie. Of course, convicted patent infringer Samsung felt no such compulsion.
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Does Apple charge too much for storage? Yes. Should that preclude you from buying and using the world’s best personal computing products? Absolutely not.
If you choose otherwise, Apple products are simply not for you.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]