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This is How Much Apple Spends to Manufacture an iPhone. Unbelievable!

Many customers aren’t aware of the iPhones’ true retail cost.

A vast majority of iPhone lovers go gaga every time Apple releases their latest model. Who could blame them? The slick hardware design and features of their handsets almost always prove to be exceptional.

No matter the cost, some people would go to great lengths just to be able to buy one. And we do know these phones are not cheap. The price of an iPhone 6s alone is, at least, between $650 and $800.

But have you ever wondered how much the Cupertino-based company shells out to have these mobile phones manufactured?

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ABC news reporter, Bill Weir, had the privilege of getting an unprecedented tour inside the famous company’s factory in China. The report, which was produced for Nightline, was primarily focused on the lives of the laborers. However, Weir also inadvertently gave the audience an idea of how much Apple spends to have these cellular phones made.

Two critical information were mentioned in Weir’s report. First, it takes about 24 hours to assemble an iPhone. Second, the workers are paid $1.78 per hour. Do the math.

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According to CNET, Horace H. Dediu, a Romanian-American industry analyst, took the labor costs and other factors into consideration. He came to these three conclusions:

First: Costs are likely to range between $12.5 and $30 per unit

Second: Labor costs are still a small part of the overall cost structure at between 2 percent and 5 percent of sales price.

Third: The high level (141 steps) of human interaction in the process could be automated. However, the fact that it isn’t implies that the cost of automation would be higher and the flexibility of the automated process would be lower.

Basically, this means that Apple pays $30 or roughly £21 for each phone. Why is it so expensive then? Apparently, reports say it’s for the one-year warranty.

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Apparently, You Can Earn $960 a Day By Picking Mushrooms In Post-Wildfire Forests

A month of harvesting these mushrooms can sustain your unemployed self for five months.

The Yukon is a Canadian territory known for its mountainous regions that are perfect for different kinds of adventure. Apart from the canoe expeditions, salmon fishing, hiking and other outdoor adventures, the territory is also home to gold and minerals, but mining them isn’t the thing now. Mushroom picking is.

Who would’ve thought that hunting for mushrooms popularly used as an ingredient for gourmet dishes would be a high-paying job? The mushroom called morel is a joy to find and it’s also tasty. They are a resilient species that tends to appear a year after a forest fire.

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People

Netizens Lash Out At Woman Who Says People Judge Her Because She Is ‘Pretty’

Needless to say, there’s an ugly backlash against her.

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Most of us admire attractive men and women who honestly don't care about how they look. Personally, I think they're even more admirable when they’re not aware of how strikingly gorgeous they are. It's a quality that makes them even more appealing. Well, that’s just my opinion.

But have you ever heard of someone who thinks that she's too pretty that the beauty she possesses has become more like a burden?

This girl claims to have such a dilemma. And when she wrote an essay about it, the netizens were less than sympathetic....

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Leonardo DiCaprio Finally Wins an Oscar and the Internet Went Nuts!

“We’re the king of the wooooorld!”

Today is the day Leonardo DiCaprio finally won a much-deserved Oscar, and the internet is rejoicing along with him.

While the the man of the hour was giving an Oscar-worthy acceptance speech before a standing ovation crowd at the Dolby Theatre, social media totally erupted with all sorts of congratulations for the much-loved star. Tweets, posts, and memes about Leo came out left and right, ranging from heart-warming to downright hilarious.

Because seriously, THIS was us when his name was called out for the Best Actor award....

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