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How China Built ‘iPhone City’ With Billions in Perks for Apple’s Partner - The New York Times
A hidden bounty of benefits for Foxconn’s plant in Zhengzhou, the world’s biggest iPhone factory, is central to the production of Apple’s most profitable product.
Apple  iPhone  Foxconn  manufacturing  subsidy  taxation  Zhengzhou  China  NYTimes  2016 
january 2017 by inspiral
Wind Fuels the North Sea’s Next Energy Boom
As oil declines, huge wind farms are providing electricity to Northern Europe.
energy  renewableenergy  Europe  NorthSea  subsidy  growth  prices  WoodMackenzie  DoggerBank  review  TechnologyReview  2016  windenergy 
june 2016 by inspiral
Borrowers buy pricier Apple iPhones
Fortune has obtained a study by the Consumer Intelligence Research Partners that found, counterintuitively, that customers who finance an unsubsidized phone tend to buy a more expensive phone.
smartphones  pricing  finance  iPhone  subsidy  USA  Fortune  2014 
june 2014 by inspiral
2014 U.S. Wireless Smartphone Satisfaction Study—Volume 1 | J.D. Power
Wireless Smartphone Manufacturers Struggle to Differentiate Themselves; Price Is Increasingly Important for Customers
smartphones  differentiation  pricing  features  loyalty  subsidy  voicerecognition  quantifiedself  Apple  iPhone  Samsungm_Blackberry  HTC  Nokia  LG  Motorola  USA  JDPower  2014 
may 2014 by inspiral
Subsidization and Saturation | stratēchery by Ben Thompson
n fact, they prefer it so much that they switch carriers to get the iPhone (something that is very difficult and rare). Second-and-third place carriers add the iPhone in order to steal customers from the leader The leading carrier is forced to choose between losing the customer relationship to Apple or losing the customer completely
mobile  subsidy  replacementcycle  AT&T  TMobile  USA  Stratechery  2013 
december 2013 by inspiral

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