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.
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.
Whether you love Apple or hate Apple, it is universally agreed upon that its new Apple Maps app (Still) royally sucks. And now, not only is it funky and confusing, but in some cases it can get you so lost that you will be left fighting for your life!!