NYC Mayor Blames Steve Jobs for Crime

Billionaire, philanthropist, and New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has a new theory about the recent crime wave that has hit the city: the iDevice. In other words, the Big Apple is blaming Apple. How’s that for irony! Is this a credible claim though? Well, as I explain below, sort of.

Note: He didn’t actually blame Steve Jobs himself, I took some dramatic license there.

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How Much Did Apple Just Make From Your Fancy New iPhone?

The short answer? A LOT. While you were crying with happiness over your brand-new hipster machine (and by you, I mean me), Tim Cook was sitting in his Cupertino spaceship imagining your teardrops turning into green portraits of Ben Franklin.

Alright, so that may have been a little dramatic…nevertheless, the iPhone is undoubtedly one of the most popular and desired electronics ever to be invented, and they are truly fantastic – except for that whole “maps of doom” issue. So how much does Apple make every time you pony up for the newest iPhone? I bet that you the numbers…will SHOCK you :O

Note: Apple does not disclose its costs or profit margins on a product-by-product basis; therefore, most of the figures and analysis explained below is estimated based on inferred data and some guesses made by people much nerdier (and much smarter) than I am.

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