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There's Probably $900,000 Worth Of Apps On Your Smartphone

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 24/10/2015 Lorenzo Ligato
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Smartphones are expensive.

The average price of an Android device is about $250, while an iPhone is over $600. That's way, way more than these devices cost to build.

But if it's any consolation, think about this: Some of the apps that come preloaded on your handset -- camera, GPS, clock -- can perform services that would have cost you a small fortune in the 1970s and 1980s. Observe this chart, from Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think, a 2012 New York Times bestseller by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler:


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Isn't technology wonderful?

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