Originally Posted by NeoXF
Phone? Agreed. Smartphone? Dude, you seriously need to (metaphorically speaking) look up the definition of one in the dictionary...
Yeah, but I find it ridiculous that in the last 4-5 years, smartphones have done NOTHING to improve on storage, the premiums they're asking for measly improements in storage are ridiculous, especially considering, technology hasn't stood still, just consumer mentality and phone makers have taken FULL
ADVANTAGE of this, to maximize profits. ($100 extra for a 32GB SIII instead of a 16GB, when components/manufacturing costs are less than $10, REALLY!?).
Wake the fuck up people.
They make a small profit on the phones with lower onboard memory, but sell a ton of them.
They make a large profit on the phones with higher onboard memory, but sell much less than the lower models.
They know that people who load up their phones will dig into their pockets for the extra money.
It's not actually necessary
to use that much memory, if you're willing to load and unload apps/games as needed, and use cloud storage/streaming services for music, and movies. Manufacturers of products, and providers of services exist to make money from you. If they happen to provide you with some convenience, it's better for everyone. If they require you to pay for the convenience, it's because they know there are enough people who will pay, and that's all that matters to them.
It's always a good idea to look at the bigger picture, at everything that shapes decisions and actions before deciding to spout righteous outrage.