Why is Apple so expensive? | CNBC Explains


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  • Bobby O
    Bobby O  2 hours back

    2019 and my Galaxy S5 still running fine, thanks.

    • Strawbewy
      Strawbewy  2 hours back

      My iPod lasted 20 years

      • CiciTV
        CiciTV  3 hours back

        It's a brand name. Just like a $1000 Louis Vuitton purse, yeezys, etc...
        It's to show other people they have money.... Supposedly. Status symbols

        • Graham Turner
          Graham Turner  3 hours back

          Is the software of one android phone compatible with all others made around the same time? I have an phone made by LG. They use the Android Operating System.

          • Zyhir Harris
            Zyhir Harris  3 hours back

            Because they teach kids to flex

            • End of Chat
              End of Chat  3 hours back

              I've got a Macbook Pro, but am watching this on a PC. What's the difference? The price (that's it).

              • Nerd_wolf2
                Nerd_wolf2  5 hours back

                Because people are willing to buy apples product. I don’t blame apple either because many companies want inelastic products to make a ton better of profit lol.

                • Mr0172thetimeguy
                  Mr0172thetimeguy  7 hours back

                  I recently upgraded from a 6 to an XR and I’m in love. Between the beautiful design, incredible battery life, and the boost in performance it’s well worth the price.

                  • Lujij SDLG
                    Lujij SDLG  7 hours back

                    Apple products are very cheap you liar ¿999$ you mean 1$?

                    • eddjmemg G
                      eddjmemg G  7 hours back

                      Click bait.
                      I waited and waited to know why apple is so expensive. Here’s your answer, do not waste your time on this video.
                      Apple is expensive because you get the benefit of one company putting their name on hardware and software. So when your MacBook Pro malfunctions you call apple to fix it. Not like a windows laptop where if you get the blue screen of death, should you call windows because that’s where you bought the software or should you call Best Buy because that’s where you bought the laptop or should you call Dell cause that’s who made the laptop?

                      • jonny5777
                        jonny5777  8 hours back

                        These little segments are fast becoming my favourite videos on YouTube. Short, good graphics, good presenters etc

                        • Turk Brounce
                          Turk Brounce  8 hours back


                          • Maha & Char
                            Maha & Char  8 hours back

                            ***watching on iphone xr now***😂

                            • elwingy
                              elwingy  8 hours back

                              Your numbers need adjustment for a thing called inflation. The original iphone may have been sold for 499 back in 2007 but you need to adjust inflation as well.

                              • Richard Yang
                                Richard Yang  4 hours back

                                Yeah, and the inflation in the USA like 100 plus percent over 11 years to justify Apple's $1000 plus phone?

                            • Kodiak and Grizzly Bears

                              Apple products are gorgeous and cheap.

                              • TBX12 Frλnku
                                TBX12 Frλnku  9 hours back

                                It's easy, because they market their products as top of the line, amazing, exclusive products even if they are junk and people fall for that shot and buy them.

                                I bet Apple could make a book with just pictures, things you could find on Google and people would buy it for an insanely high amount of money.... Oh wait.

                                • Paul
                                  Paul  10 hours back

                                  It’s called branding

                                  • Srikanth Indurthi
                                    Srikanth Indurthi  11 hours back

                                    Nobody cares about your share prices or whatever, we care about best product at best price... innovation is gone along with Steve Jobs, now they started copying Android, fast charging and dual sim features..

                                    • Bryan Mejia
                                      Bryan Mejia  13 hours back

                                      Apple is not worth it anymore, their products only last a year then they get updated, it's stupid in my opinion

                                      • The Replay
                                        The Replay  13 hours back

                                        Because we’re brainwashed.

                                        • C. de G.
                                          C. de G.  15 hours back

                                          Apple is so expensive for the exact same reason Chanel is so expensive. Essentially it's a luxury lifestyle brand.

                                          You can tell by their hiring policy for marketing and retail executive positions, why would a tech brand hire a manager like Angela Ahrends?

                                          • mesillahills
                                            mesillahills  15 hours back

                                            Apple has a cult following who for the most part is made up of rather uninformed people and those who want to be basic MS haters and/or social rebels. So Apple takes advantage of that following. If people want to remain stupid, let it be. That is the way the world works today and it even gets down to buying a simple cup of coffee too.

                                            • Mega Charizard
                                              Mega Charizard  15 hours back

                                              5:18 ,😏😏😏

                                              • Red Ping
                                                Red Ping  15 hours back

                                                Apple underestimate their compairtitors

                                                • Sridhar M
                                                  Sridhar M  16 hours back

                                                  Apple products are expensive but they are pleasure to use

                                                  • Adam Ahmed
                                                    Adam Ahmed  16 hours back

                                                    Samsung is much better

                                                    • Xesc de la Rosa
                                                      Xesc de la Rosa  16 hours back

                                                      If apple wants to keep on these prices, we expect lots of innovations. Quality means good stuff at good price.

                                                      • Jonathan Simpson
                                                        Jonathan Simpson  18 hours back

                                                        Apple and quality don't belong in the same sentence. QUALITY products don't bend and break whilst they're in your pocket.

                                                        • Mihir Kulkarni
                                                          Mihir Kulkarni  18 hours back

                                                          That's why I switched back to SONY Xperia.

                                                          • Nick tan
                                                            Nick tan  18 hours back

                                                            Simple its all about $$$

                                                            • Guyana Online Shopping
                                                              Guyana Online Shopping  18 hours back

                                                              Branding they spent millions and brainwashed the masses

                                                              • chou zihe
                                                                chou zihe  19 hours back

                                                                When Steve Jobs was alive, i did not think how great he was, but now I realize he is unique, and Tim Cook can be any one

                                                                • sneijder023
                                                                  sneijder023  21 hours back

                                                                  Coz every is so damn stupid! Thats what

                                                                  • ANDREW WILSON
                                                                    ANDREW WILSON  21 hours back

                                                                    I find it ridiculous people buy this hot garbage! They're just catching up at this point, and look at that notch

                                                                    • LateToEverything
                                                                      LateToEverything  21 hours back

                                                                      Lmao HK

                                                                      • Louis Barningham
                                                                        Louis Barningham  22 hours back

                                                                        Cause its a scam for idiots

                                                                        • orçun
                                                                          orçun  22 hours back

                                                                          it will gone worse for apple. trump makes people hate from america and american products. for example trump threated turkey for political reasons this make people break their iphones and hate apple.

                                                                          • Amitesh Singh
                                                                            Amitesh Singh  23 hours back

                                                                            The more its Expensive The more people thinks its better

                                                                            • Adrian Denila
                                                                              Adrian Denila  1 days back

                                                                              Nice vid, but im glad im not a die hard apple fan.. I just need a simple phone. And I got them bills to pay! buying an iPhone wont pay the bills.

                                                                              • manik bhure
                                                                                manik bhure  1 days back

                                                                                Apple is expensive
                                                                                because people dont know that there are other fruits in the market which are cheaper sweeter and tastier then apple .
                                                                                but the brains of apple users has accepted that an apple a day keeps the doctor and innovation away

                                                                                • Aaron Gee
                                                                                  Aaron Gee  1 days back

                                                                                  Apple raised their prices because of greed.

                                                                                  • bugalaman
                                                                                    bugalaman  1 days back

                                                                                    Apple is like Bose. They're both super expensive but not technically bad. Only people that don't know any better buy them. Apple and Bose are terrible compared to what is available at the same price point from other manufacturers.

                                                                                    • Tony M
                                                                                      Tony M  1 days back

                                                                                      Apple quality is unmatched that’s why. They just work perfectly and never break like androids lol

                                                                                      • MAD MANN
                                                                                        MAD MANN  1 days back

                                                                                        As long as people are standing in line for the latest and greatest they'll never reconsider their price point. That goes for Samsung also. Apple is feeling the sting of the new price structure this "S" cycle. We'll see what happens I guess

                                                                                        • Adrian Solano
                                                                                          Adrian Solano  1 days back

                                                                                          *the question we all want to be answered*

                                                                                          • krzrrazrrokr
                                                                                            krzrrazrrokr  1 days back

                                                                                            They need to put Tim Cook out to pasture.

                                                                                            • PEEKatCHU
                                                                                              PEEKatCHU  1 days back

                                                                                              Apple is expensive because people are dumb enough to pay extra for nothing, just an apple logo.

                                                                                              • Drawde
                                                                                                Drawde  1 days back

                                                                                                They could and should sell the iPhone X for $500 if. That would be $142.50 profit per phone. If they sell 1 mil phones that’s $1,425,000,000
                                                                                                (1.425 billion)

                                                                                                And I’m not a fandroid Apple is still my favourite phone company. Also I’m pretty sure I did my maths right but correct me if I didn’t.