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Apple to keep premium iPhone X pricing in 2018, Face ID is 2 years ahead of competition | phoneArena

Apple to keep premium iPhone X pricing in 2018, Face ID is 2 years ahead of competition | phoneArena

The iPhone X is a ‘strategic success’ for Apple as the device has established a new premium price point for phones and is two years ahead of the competition with its 3D sensing camera technology, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, a person with extensive knowledge of the Apple supply chain. “We believe the iPhone X […]

Apple, Inc. Might Walk Back This Key iPhone Strategy | Madison.com

Apple, Inc. Might Walk Back This Key iPhone Strategy | Madison.com

For years, a key pillar of Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPhone pricing strategy has been to sequentially cascade models down to successively lower price points each year following the release of new models. This has been crucial for a number of reasons. Doing so allowed Apple to address lower and more affordable price points, bolstering unit […]

iPhone X seen as ‘strategic success’ for Apple as 3D sensing cameras 2 years ahead of competitors | Apple Insider

iPhone X seen as ‘strategic success’ for Apple as 3D sensing cameras 2 years ahead of competitors | Apple Insider

Fretting over iPhone X sales data is a fool’s errand, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes, as he told investors on Monday that the premium-priced handset is a key strategic move for the company, positioning it far ahead of competitors for years to come. … The $999-and-up pricing of the iPhone X has also changed the mindset […]

Amazon store opening in Seattle on Monday uses cameras and sensors to track purchases | Public Radio International

Amazon store opening in Seattle on Monday uses cameras and sensors to track purchases | Public Radio International

Sleek black cameras monitoring from above and weight sensors in the shelves help Amazon determine exactly what people take. If someone passes back through the gates with an item, his or her associated account is charged. If a shopper puts an item back on the shelf, Amazon removes it from his or her virtual cart. […]

Dignity to take “decisive action” on funeral pricing strategy | Insider Media Ltd

Dignity to take “decisive action” on funeral pricing strategy | Insider Media Ltd

Sutton Coldfield-based funeral director Dignity is to take “decisive action on its funeral pricing strategy”, but said this would mean its 2018 results would be “substantially below” the market’s current expectations. The company, which is the UK’s only listed provider of funeral related services, said that it has taken the move to “address the continuing […]

Don’t go down slippery slope of taxi surge pricing, Transport News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

Don’t go down slippery slope of taxi surge pricing, Transport News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

It has long been illegal for taxi operators to allocate rides through bidding – a covert system where commuters who are willing to pay more get assigned a cab. Yet this ad hoc auction, where some touts would guarantee a cab on a rainy Friday evening for a few dollars more, is what surge pricing […]

Brussels gets into drug business | POLITICO

Brussels gets into drug business | POLITICO

Few topics are more taboo in Brussels than the EU getting involved in drug pricing. Yet that’s exactly what the European Commission is doing. The Commission will on January 31 release a plan to improve cooperation between governments on a key element of drug-pricing decisions: the so-called health technology assessment (HTA). There’s unusual momentum for a more integrated approach, though there’s […]

Annual Pricing Salary Survey | Professional Pricing Society

Annual Pricing Salary Survey | Professional Pricing Society

The close of one year and the start of another is when we need your participation to remain updated on the most valuable asset to the Pricing Industry, our people. PPS has been surveying the Pricing Community since 1998. These survey results are widely used to benchmark salaries, salary trends as well as job satisfaction […]

NCC to develop new pricing structure for broadband, data services | The Guardian

NCC to develop new pricing structure for broadband, data services | The Guardian

Ahead of the revolution expected to happen when broadband services become more ubiquitous in the country, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is to develop a new and proper pricing structure for high speed Internet services in Nigeria. The move is in line with the Commission’s mandate of creating an enabling environment and promoting fair competition […]

How Apple Could Maintain Its Valuation If It Decided To Cut iPhone Pricing | Forbes

How Apple Could Maintain Its Valuation If It Decided To Cut iPhone Pricing | Forbes

The iPhone business remains the biggest driver of Apple’s valuation, accounting for over 50% of the stock price per our estimates. The iPhone’s high ASPs and margins are especially crucial to this valuation, and Apple has been raising iPhone prices over the years, with ASPs growing from just about $605 in FY’14 to an estimated […]