More Apple Store prices compared

I recently posted about a price comparison between European Apple Stores, and showing – or at least trying to show – how much Apple is gaining by selling overseas.

I will make use of the same fee percentage estimation computed in that very article. Based on this assumption, I tried to discover how much is the gain for three Apple main products: the new Apple TV, the new Mac Mini and the MacBook.

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Unlocked iPhone 4 international pricing show off. Cry Italy!

Filip Chudzinski has created a very clean and helpful document, in which all the international prices for an unlocked iPhone 4 are gathered.

Costs vary a lot. In the document, we can see that the iPhone 4 16GB has a minimum price of 496 € (from Hong Kong) and a maximum price of 659 € (from Italy). Prices for the 32 GB model range from 585 € (always in Hong Kong) to 779 € (always in Italy). The average prices are: 594,21 € for the 16 GB model and 699,29 € for the 32 GB model.

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Antennagate: Apple avoids the problem and loses in 5 moves

Everyone should know, by now. The latest Apple creation, the astonishing new iPhone 4, has some really big issues. The main is certainly the so called “death-grip”: depending on how you hold the phone, it eventually loses signal and drops calls. As Apple said, “X marks the spot”, the spot being the little gap between two external antennas on the outer edge of the new iPhone.

I will try to demonstrate that Apple is avoiding the problem giving void answer and trying to pilot the customers’ and press opinion towards wrong concepts.

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