why is iPhone usually more expensive than an iPad?

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  1. kenny1999

    kenny1999 Notebook Evangelist

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    What is the actually the reason that an iPhone is usually more expensive than an iPad?
    I mean the price range, you can get the recently released iPad at a price much cheaper than
    an iPhone. What is the reason?

    Is it just because people like smaller devices? Any other advantage of an iPhone?
     
  2. Kent T

    Kent T Notebook Virtuoso

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    iPhone is also a phone, with cellular data. Cheaper iPads are WiFi only, iPads with cellular are more expensive.
     
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    The technology inside of an Iphone is far superior or cutting edge as compared to an Ipad. The only thing that's cutting edge in an ipad is the screen and even then it doesn't compare to an Iphone X. Making things smaller isn't an easy task, you need to look at things from a cost perspective. The cost of design of an Iphone X would easily surpass the cost of an Ipad.
     
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    kenny1999 Notebook Evangelist

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    Not only iPHone X. iPHone 8 or 7 is usually at a higher price range than those of the iPads, why is thatt
     
  5. Raidriar

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    did you just ignore the reasons everybody put in this thread? The iPhone is more capable than the iPad, it has a cellular PHONE MODEM along with the same components of an iPad, crammed into smaller space. That costs money to do.
     
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    As stated already multiple times, adding the parts needed to connect to phone networks, as well as shrinking the entire package down to the size of a phone, costs money to do. A tablet is simpler to make than a phone, hence cheaper.

    You'll notice that this is the same with Android phones vs Android tablets.
     
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    I seem to recall the original iPhone, which I had, being significantly smaller than the current offerings, save the SE. I suspect a nice chunk of it is good old supply and demand. A lot of people feel the iPhone is worth the cost, so are willing to pony up while tablet sales have tanked as have prices.
     
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    The OG iPhone, 3G, 3GS, 4, and 4S were all 3.5". starting with the 5, they went up to 4", and now they are a bloated 4.7" standard (blehh....this is why I'm still on the SE)
     
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