Now that I’ve got your attention, you have to see this chart, which shows that over 2 years, the combined cost of buying and having an iPhone is less than even the inexpensive blackberries and palms. This is, I think, because largely of the great $20 for unlimited data price which is unique to iPhone plans.
I think this is pretty amazing. It really shows that the surface costs are just that, surface. There are many more coming when you own a device like a phone or a computer. Once again, Apple has the long term in mind for its customers, and itself.
PS: this is from a rather bleak prediction of Apple’s market strength, ironically. I’m more optimistic about Apple’s stock than
this guy is: