Mobile and Wireless: 10 Apple Products That Are Worth Their High Prices

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2012-06-27 Print this article Print
New iPad

New iPad

When looking around the tablet space, Apple's new iPad is quite expensive. The device starts at $499 for a WiFi-only model, but quickly rises to $829 for those who want 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) technology and as much storage as possible. However, the device has long since proven it's the best tablet on store shelves today and has already illustrated its longevity. It's expensive, but it'll last.
Over the years, Apple has enjoyed major highs and suffered through some disappointing lows. But all in all, the company has been successful. Its success has been due mainly to its ability to get people to spend far more cash on its products than they would on those from other firms boasting the same (if not better) specs than its own offerings. Apple's penchant for pricing products high relative to the competition has been criticized by detractors. They reason that the company's pricing is outrageous and only proves to take advantage of consumers and enterprise users who want to have what, they believe, is the latest and greatest products available today. In reality, the detractors say, they're getting a just-fine device for an exorbitant price. However, that's not always the case. In fact, Apple currently sells several products that justify their high prices. Yes, customers will pay a premium for Apple's products, but in more cases than some want to admit, it's not such a bad deal. Take a look at this slide show to find out which Apple products do a fine job of justifying their high prices.
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at

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