You understand how it’s that the iPhone as a telephone first functioning capacative contact it? And why it nonetheless thick, lasted twelve months earlier than different telephone makers got here up with it on? If a brand new method that’s extremely pricey to make Apple put its large capital of forty eight billion euros in an effort to understand the method. In return, the corporate from Cupertino is a great deal lowered and unique rights to the know-how, starting from 6 to 36 months.
The means of Apple used to be printed on the website online quorum, an American query and solution website.
The reply is certainly written by way of an nameless author, however deals some fascinating perception into Apple and the iPhone, that all of us beneath (however free) are translated from quora.com .
"Brands that new techniques such touch screens, chips and LED screens introduce many dare not to make a production line to buy. That's because the huge investment is high and the margins are too small to make a profit.
The strategy of Apple is that they (some of) the construction of the production line to pay, where they state that they compared the product off the production line, only to use them in the first period. Apple will then be eligible for a big discount. The exclusive right to retain a technology, they can "breakthrough product" drop that for a time impossible to reproduce.
An example of this strategy is the capacitive touchscreen of the iPhone. Apple enjoyed more than a year as the only manufacturer of a touchable screen on a phone that responds to the touch of your finger, and not the strength that you press the screen. The screen was much faster than competing phones. Another example is the aluminum casing of the current generation MacBook Air, and Pro's that one piece is fabricated. Its production is still a secret from the competition. "
At the moment the competitor a similar technology in house, Apple keeps its edge, says the anonymous responder to quorum. By that time, the cost for Apple considerably lower, he or she claims. This is because the manufacturer that Apple has gone into the sea, already has extensive experience in production and therefore cheaper to operate, and because Apple has forced a substantial discount on the technology now available to others.
A technology anlyst technology mentioned Apple's following approach mentioned:
"Apple has become not a monopoly, but a monopsony . It's not that one seller, but the one buyer who owns the market. "
Via The iPhone Blog