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Munich - The tech giant
* is a winning machine.
In the past fiscal year alone, the Californians made almost $ 221 billion in sales and an operating profit of $ 66.3 billion.
This corresponds to an operating margin of 24.1 percent.
Most hardware manufacturers can only dream of this.
knows how to arouse desire and can be properly paid for.
This is also shown by a look at the current
According to an overview by the Japanese business newspaper
in cooperation with the market researcher
Fomalhaut Techno Solutions
, the components in the current top model
a total of 406 dollars, or around 341 euros.
In the store,
charges 1120 euros for its entry-level flagship.
Of course, the difference of 779 euros does not correspond to
After all, the Californians still have to cope with the costs for development, software, production, logistics and the generous marketing budget compared to the industry.
But even so, something should get stuck on each iPhone.
Apple: Trouble with the police - allegations of bribery against global security chief
trouble with the police
at its headquarters in
On Monday, the
District Attorney's Office
the company's global security chief
, with attempted bribery.
According to this, the deputy police chief of Santa Clara is said to have asked Moyer to 200 iPads with a total value of around 70,000 dollars in the summer of 2019.
In return, he promised Moyer to
the company's applications for four gun
licenses to be issued
In contrast to most US states, citizens of
only allowed to carry weapons in public if they are in possession of a concealed weapons permit (CCW).
firmly dismissed the prosecution's suspicions.
They expect “full integrity from all of our employees.” After the allegations became known, a “comprehensive internal investigation was initiated”.
The top management of the Santa Clara police force has long been the focus of investigators.
According to the public prosecutor's office, Sheriff
and his deputy
are said to have
repeatedly demanded consideration for being granted gun
in recent years.
At the beginning of January, the two police officers, Moyer and an insurance broker from the region now have to
in a court in
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