The True Cost of the iPhone

  • Published on Mar 15, 2019
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Comments • 5 694

  • PolyMatter
    PolyMatter  5 months ago +623

    After you check out Brilliant: don’t forget to watch Dave’s excellent video here:

    • meelis Leming
      meelis Leming 7 days ago

      U suck fucker

    • Chaitanya Singh
      Chaitanya Singh Month ago

      "The true cost of iPhone" is a nice title to this video essay of the value of iPhones over the years and the actual net it costs you though it's really (I think) unintentionally misleading for someone about this being the actual manufacturing cost of the hardware

    • Gene E. Yuss
      Gene E. Yuss Month ago +1

      why u so stupid u waste 10 min of my life

    • lonely Tylenol
      lonely Tylenol Month ago +1

      Sliding in to that sponsor was smooth

    • Blazing Controller and story's
      Blazing Controller and story's Month ago +1

      Alphabet you mean google😂

  • Tiit
    Tiit 4 minutes ago

    I'm probably the *th person to post their negative opinion about Apple's products but here it goes...
    1) They don't give you as much freedom in customizing compared to their rivals.
    2) Way to expensive for the hardware and software.
    3) Custom cables and connectors + if you don't have "the original" cable or adapter, sometimes it just flat out doesn't work (doesn't matter how expensive) while for example almost every android phone has no problem using any version of it.

    People who need to boost their ego by bragging that they have an apple product, which allegedly portrays their higher status, aren't mentally mature and actually make themselves seem less intelligent in my eyes.

  • M Detlef
    M Detlef 35 minutes ago

    Starbucks pays THREE CENTS for the coffee beans used in each FIVE DOLLAR cup of Joe. SUCKERS!!!!!!

  • M Detlef
    M Detlef 38 minutes ago

    And NO pair of sneakers ON THIS PLANET cost more than EIGHT DOLLARS to make,

  • Emma So
    Emma So 5 hours ago

    Where’s my iPhone6s gang!!!

  • 96nairrA
    96nairrA 6 hours ago

    doesn't answer the title and advertises iphone instead

  • Rafael Goes
    Rafael Goes 8 hours ago

    Just a comercial, iPhone cost 250 -340$

  • Zeksteve
    Zeksteve 9 hours ago

    And this why apple doesn't want their products repaired and intentionally sabotage them

  • jackal monkey
    jackal monkey 9 hours ago

    no wonder there is 10k dislikes for this video

  • Raw2929 Will
    Raw2929 Will 13 hours ago

    The reason price price price

  • Akira
    Akira 13 hours ago

    nobody that i know ever sells an old phone, they are mostly broken after 2 years and somewhere in a drawer (yes mainly iphones)

  • Jualin joe
    Jualin joe 15 hours ago

    PolyFucker, one day I'm gonna find you and kill you and your family, you fucking incestous ape.

  • azdzad dazddaz
    azdzad dazddaz 17 hours ago

    6:54 those numbers make absolutely no sense. No phone ever lost 80/90% of its value in a year. Those phones are way below 1000 usd, which means they'd be way below 200 usd (for the pixel) if we believe your numbers. Total BS!
    94% for the One Plus, I mean are you even serious? Do you even know what you're talking about? Even with a broken battery and screen a phone doesn't lose 94% of its value...

  • cammandoookhalsha skyblue captain junior

    iphone 10 isn’t launched yet
    motherf....king logic a....hole dumbass 😂

  • tata mata
    tata mata 21 hour ago

    samsung is for me better

  • Bill Kong
    Bill Kong Day ago

    Yay apple is not being an asshole

  • Jim Tamim
    Jim Tamim Day ago

    Man youtube really like this video, it keep recommending to me.

  • RetroProGamer
    RetroProGamer Day ago

    You are all Loosers. You think you are cool because you buy a $500 Phone with a Picture of a Fruit on it? Well guess what. They cost 8 bucks to make and i pee on everyone. I have made a fortune of you chums and i invested it all in Microsoft. Now my Boyfriend Bill Gates kiss each other on a pile of your money.

  • SNKRhead Games
    SNKRhead Games Day ago

    Honestly we all might be upset that it was kind of a clickbait, but WOW! That advertisement he threw out of nowhere got me good! I want to download brilliant now. But your gonna need a Tesla v100 to make that ML app

  • SNKRhead Games
    SNKRhead Games Day ago

    Ummm I’m insulted he forgot to say it is the same on iPhone 6 too 😢

  • Neroco 12
    Neroco 12 Day ago

    Note it's almost impossible to repair an Iphone or even replace it's battery safely due to the permanent glue in it as shown in many repair channels on YT also form Ifixit site

  • CodeDive
    CodeDive Day ago

    So the TL;DR is that developers haven’t come up with demanding enough applications yet

  • Juswhy
    Juswhy Day ago

    You know all 10k dislikes are hard core apple fans

  • Whiskers & Dog hair

    Title seems a bit misleading. I expect a $1000.00 iPhone probably (the manufacturing process) is likely about a $20.00 cost. Any other cost would be marketing and administrative. So totally monster profit on each unit.

  • Derpy Potato
    Derpy Potato Day ago +2

    And the fact that they are made in chinese sweatshops with workers being paid none for 8 hour overtime?!??!??

    EDDIE LEAL Day ago

    People do know that iPhones can be financed when you sign up with a carrier. You dont have to pay full price on the phone before you get it. That being the case Im not sure I agree that this is a status symbol. Just means your credit may be good enough to be approved for the purchase. Could be struggling to make the monthly payments afterwards.

  • packetcowboy
    packetcowboy Day ago

    Clickbait... nothing but a 12 min commercial for Brilliant, and reported as misleading.

  • Boofsquad
    Boofsquad Day ago

    Le'slave labor

  • WickedWabbit
    WickedWabbit Day ago +5

    Lol, easier than ever to change battery and software updates makes the older models faster. I died! :)))))

  • iJayTheArtïst 28
    iJayTheArtïst 28 2 days ago

    I use to be team iPhone till I took the chance with the note 8 then realized that apple was never the future. I use to jailbreak my iPhones only to realize that on the note 8 I could just do without having to jailbreak anything 😑. If your going to pay $1000+ for a phone make sure you get your money worth unless you just want a simple phone then by all means go with apple.

  • Sky Rocket
    Sky Rocket 2 days ago

    Great video! Really high quality and useful! Thank you :)

  • Free Will
    Free Will 2 days ago

    you don't get to the point... and babble about commen sense.... I'm glad i read the comments... your opinion its between $200 and $400... 👉 click 👎

  • Absolute Demonic
    Absolute Demonic 2 days ago

    watching this while drinking coke and using Huawei Y9 Prime

  • Miguelcdim
    Miguelcdim 2 days ago

    One hundred dollars.

  • Sabahat Asif
    Sabahat Asif 2 days ago

    U idiot it's amazon

  • Silverdragon 1226
    Silverdragon 1226 3 days ago

    🤣🤣 u smart and funny

  • Jose Cabrera
    Jose Cabrera 3 days ago

    They send out crooked updates when new phone are coming out and you keep falling for it!

  • Jose Cabrera
    Jose Cabrera 3 days ago


  • DrouwProductionz
    DrouwProductionz 3 days ago +1

    i got my samsung galaxy s10+ with 1tb storage and 12 gb ram. And i got my samsung galaxy buds. So why would i need an ugly stupid iphone with their stupid air pods lol!

  • quickdrawz05
    quickdrawz05 3 days ago

    It doesn’t take a 13 minute video to find the cost. You take the amount they sold times the price and subtract the dividends they paid to their shareholders. That is how much it cost, divide that per item sold and you have cost per phone

  • Jon Pain
    Jon Pain 3 days ago

    people want to know how fucking much a fucking iphone does cost, bring it to the point man!

  • face of just ice
    face of just ice 3 days ago

    forget to mention another reason like my reason is that its not customizable

  • UncommonGaming
    UncommonGaming 3 days ago

    0:41 .../racism

  • phantomtq
    phantomtq 4 days ago

    am i the strange one to change my phone like every 5, 6 months?

  • Apple User 2
    Apple User 2 4 days ago

    Has passport because why not
    Has an iPhone SE
    And an iPad form 7 years ago because chad Steve job electronics

  • T.J. Spike
    T.J. Spike 4 days ago

    I'll spend a lot on a phone only if it is worth it, did I mention 12gigs of ram and 1terabyte of storage compared to 8gigs of ram and 512gigabytes

  • Toki Wo Tomato
    Toki Wo Tomato 4 days ago

    day after this video my phone suddenly wants to schedule an automatic update while I sleep hmmmm

  • StillLife
    StillLife 4 days ago +1

    My Economics teacher said it costs Apple $5 to make an iPhoneX


  • Chris Wakeford
    Chris Wakeford 4 days ago

    way too long.....good content.

  • ᗷᒪᗩᑕK ᑕᒪOᑌᗪ

    I had this discussion with my mother lately... I said that I feel that my data is save at google... imo google is the most secure one of the big players, and i assume you can’t buy data from google unless you have a shit ton of money or are somehow also a really big player...
    google has no need to sell data as many people say they would do, because having the data alone makes mountain of money.... knowledge is key sometimes, especially in the ad game!
    Also I said if ads come to Whats App, they would loose a lot of users, so I said, if I were Facebook I’d hardly question if the income froms whatsapp ads or just the market share and the knowledge and data that comes with it is more important....

    opinions below

  • Sprinter Tuga
    Sprinter Tuga 4 days ago

    Bullshit broke your iPhone and spend 500 dollars repairing... If you have a phone like a piece of glass you dont have a phone, fixing anything should be part of this vídeo , i used iPhone for years , and i Change in the last 2 years to other brands ,the best decision.
    Compare prices is not enougth because if you have a car ir a house sometimes you have to spend money and iPhone is like stealing your pockets.
    And Apple have a good history of not saying true to os customers , not a good brand, a brand for people to show off... Just to go Facebook and Instagram, for that a 150 dollars phone ia enougth , people like to show off.

    • Solid_Snake
      Solid_Snake 4 days ago

      Still the fastest smartphone u can buy(A12). You're delusional

  • dbjungle
    dbjungle 4 days ago

    Everyone I know who has an old iPhone has an outdated PoS that takes potato pictures and the battery dies in 2 hours. I've never ever heard someone say a major iOS update on their older model actually improved their experience. In fact quite the opposite. Eventually people will realize that even if they love iOS they're paying 3x as much as Chinese companies charge for a quality phone.

  • Naimul Haq
    Naimul Haq 4 days ago

    How does Huawei beat Apple, Samsung, Nokia with higher sale? Harmony OS will bring Chinese technological supremacy. Trump can suck his little thumb.

    SHWN SHTS 5 days ago

    Ripping people off is fucked up. I don't know why ppl buy into this fuckwit cult.

    • Solid_Snake
      Solid_Snake 4 days ago

      Cause it's faster dumbass. ios is faster

    SHWN SHTS 5 days ago

    Mattress stores are money laundering fronts and drug mule depots. I mean yes also a rip off but that's just price gouging on the product.

  • Mya
    Mya 5 days ago

    Apple is embracing it but they made it next to impossible to sell Apple products on amazon...

  • sevan grigoryan
    sevan grigoryan 5 days ago +7

    Bottom line is Apple products are always overpriced. The 10s and 10s max definitely aren’t worth anything over $1000+. Always using last years tech even on their newest models.
    Android gives you way more features for the price you pay

  • Kevin 5619
    Kevin 5619 5 days ago

    "They've made it easier to just replace the battery......" What planet do you live on? Trying to change a battery on an iPhone is like trying to perform brain surgery with a meat cleaver. Apple has purposely made it harder and harder to replace the hardware on their products as the years go on, to make people buy new.

  • Ang Bart
    Ang Bart 5 days ago

    You need to pay the clitz and the suck up 10x the original price. Because for some reason their idea is a divinity.

  • Anonymous MrKing
    Anonymous MrKing 5 days ago

    iphone 1 gang

  • Zenbeach Traveler
    Zenbeach Traveler 5 days ago

    5,000 comments saying the same thing. But it's more fun to read than view the video.

  • Марио Андонов

    Are you for real? People with older iphones dont uodate their phones because if they update it it fuckes up their system on their old iphone.... Iphone is shit thats it

  • Sourabh Suri
    Sourabh Suri 5 days ago +1

    "GREED" is the going to be the Name of the Documentary on APPLE (ASJ - After Steve Jobs) . People will remember the Two Eras of APPLE - ASJ and DSJ (During Steve Jobs).

  • will _serpa
    will _serpa 6 days ago +19

    You're the epitome of writing meaningless jargon to reach the word requirement on your research paper

  • Amardeep Moktan
    Amardeep Moktan 6 days ago +5

    Iphone software makes iphone faster. Thats the most delusional and idiotic line i have ever heard.

    • Solid_Snake
      Solid_Snake 4 days ago

      ios is faster. you are delusional little dumbass. if iPhone costed 400$ we would say rip android loool

  • Nicolas Melia
    Nicolas Melia 6 days ago

    I feel like everything in this video is common sense besides the actual percent data. Didn't learn a thing. Also your app idea is beyond stupid and ive been a dev for 7 years. lmao

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    Safa Safa 6 days ago

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    STOP THE UK ROYAL FAMILY IMPOSING ITS 2019 SLAVERY RULES ON all countries; 2019 slavery Indians and Asian documents available in your local police station

  • kittywabbit
    kittywabbit 6 days ago +3

    Hold on... First trillion dollar company in history? Google Dutch east Indian company. 7.9 trillion dollars in the 1600s...Apple is the 7th trillion dollar company in history.

    • Bloo Sapphire
      Bloo Sapphire 3 days ago

      I googled it, it's Apple. But DEIC was 78M when converted to modern dollars is 7.9T.

  • xXHamatoYoshiXx
    xXHamatoYoshiXx 6 days ago

    Anyone who spends more than $300 for a phone is a full blown retard.

  • RP752000
    RP752000 6 days ago


  • Motor78
    Motor78 6 days ago

    Great informative video...but I really don't appreciate the misleading tittle. Nothing lasts forever and (finallly) even the normies and sheep fanboys are starting to wake the fuck up (very late) about how trash apple actually is, it is beyond absurd that phones now can get away with robbing people with anything over $500 bucks but since most people are followers and want to be down (even though they know they're broke as hell) buy a status symbol and happily go every year to buy the same shit. Apple died with Steve jobs, there has literally not been ANY real innovation since he's been gone. Even Samsung has gone to shit following apple deliberate planned obsolescence and rigging hones with "updates" that mysteriously make your phone start glitching/filled memory even though you have gigs of space and magically make your battery life somehow drain X2 as fast, I'm never buying a samsung or apple phone ever again because of that bullshit. Many Smartphones are literally so advanced now that whatever the iphones were able to do back in the day or even now they can do just as well if not better than the current iphones.

  • Mad Moodie
    Mad Moodie 6 days ago

    Flip Flops!!

  • cngwt
    cngwt 6 days ago +11

    you're like those article writers that take 10 long winded paragraphs to answer a simple question. just get to the point 🙄

    • Solid_Snake
      Solid_Snake 4 days ago +1

      You're so stupid you won't even understand how youtube videos revenue works in your entire life

  • Zain Iftikhar
    Zain Iftikhar 6 days ago

    You lost the whole point of this fucking video!
    Just say how much this fucking thing is actually worth and move on !
    We didn’t want the sale rep speech of apple!
    Nor r we interested in how apple makes money!
    Just tell us the actual Goddamn price , you jackass!

  • kris33451
    kris33451 7 days ago

    fk Iphone