Apple Phones MORE RELIABLE = Higher Profits AT&T..etc.
It turns out because Apple iPHONES are Higher Quality, and are far more reliable than Android or other smartphones, that even though the iPHONE costs more to Verizon or AT&T to sell... in the long-run the carriers make more money selling APPLE IPHONES, because they end up with alot less warranty and returns expense and lost time. ARTICLE YAHOO TODAY says Android Phones BREAK 3X as much. I can vouch for that, my Android 4G Korean made phone broke 3X in 2 years, same problem, and cost me a lot of lost time and headache as well as TMobile had to send me new phones several times. I WISH I'D BOUGHT AN IPHONE FROM THE START. I will get one in April, when my ANDROID PHONE CONTRACT IS OVER.
My wife has an Iphone and I have the Motorola Droid RAZR Max HD. Your assertion that Iphones are higher quality than ALL Android phones is incorrect. Yes I think the Iphone is higher quality than the Samsung Galaxy,. but you should seriously look at the Kevlar backed RAZR Max HD with the included extra capacity battery and seriously try and tell me it's higher quality. Not true.
His assertion is correct. read today's Forbes article: "FixYa: Apple's phones 3 times more reliable than Samsung's" ... According to FixYa, iPhones are nearly three times more reliable than Samsung's smartphones, five times more than Nokia's and 27 times more than Motorola's.
The market decides what is higher quality. I just sold my over 2 year old Iphone 4 (not the 4s) for $230 on ebay a few days ago. Can u say the same for you Motorola after it's 2 years old? I don't think so.
No, your missing the point. When your selling hundreds of millions of phones, and one product is magnitudes better in overall reliability, it is a huge factor for the companies that have to repair and/or replace them. What is meaningless in the big picture is yours and your wives individual phones. Everyone knows that Samsung's base phones are junk compared to Apples.