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The iPhone came to this world in 2007 - and immediately conquered it. What if it had happened earlier - for example, in the mid-1980s? Marketers at WebpageFX calculated and shed tears: it would take a fortune to buy an iPhone with all its modern features. How much and why is it so expensive?
So, in 1985, the iPhone, taking into account inflation and the cost of components with software, would have cost … $ 32,136,910. Isn't it too much? If you look at the items of expenditure, then - no …
In 1985, a mobile phone - for example, Motorola DynaTAC - cost $ 9,000. Compare this with a few hundred "bucks" that are asked for a smartphone today, and you will understand what a good time we live in:).
The only way to send a text to a friend was by fax, so we add another $ 1,105 to the check. A GPS navigator would have cost another $ 6,630.
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Want to listen to music? Well then shell out $ 400 for a cool Sony D-50 Discman CD player.
Take a photo? Here, too, everything is not very happy - a good compact camera was sold for $ 3,700. Damn it, we live not in a good, but in an incredible time!:).
Okay, you say - but we are still far from $ 32 million. Hey, humanities marketers, are you messing up there?
No, everything is okay. In 1985, only a supercomputer, like the Cray-2, could provide the computing power of the iPhone 6s. How much did it cost? That's right, just $ 32 million.
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The possibilities of modern technologies are so incredible that now it is difficult to imagine what it would be like if they were developed several decades ago. But even more interesting is how much the technological mundane of today's user would have cost a geek from the 1990s