As Chinese contract manufacturers such as Foxconn and Nam Tai (NTE) hike wages thanks to a combo...


As Chinese contract manufacturers such as Foxconn and Nam Tai (NTE) hike wages thanks to a combo of inflation and public scrutiny, many tech OEMs, including AAPL, HPQ, DELL, and NOK, are warning prices could rise as a result. Apple could be relatively immune, thanks to its high margins, but rising wage costs could present a bigger challenge for other PC makers, as well as for Nokia, whose phones carry an ASP of just ~$70.

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  • Grand Nagus Kelly
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    Well God forbid these people make anything like a deent wage so we can continue to buy our phones for one cent at contract renewal.
    5 Mar 2012, 01:47 PM Reply Like
  • Grand Nagus Kelly
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    Well God forbid these people make anything like a decent wage so we can continue to buy our phones for one cent at contract renewal.
    5 Mar 2012, 01:47 PM Reply Like
  • muoio
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    The subsidies from VZ,T and S are going to stop coming and yes Joe you will be paying more for phones AND LTE.

     

    Long T and VZ and I look forward Joe to more customers like you.

     

    Sprint pricing generates losses they are bankrupt and no one has told them.

     

    Good trading.....Is AAPL a short yet? Hummmmm......
    9 Mar 2012, 11:59 AM Reply Like
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