This blog is about building iphone apps. Sometimes I'll write about subjects not directly related to iOS development. This happens when news or comments on the blogosphere bring some important point. Today, this is the case with an article from CNN: "Why nobody can match the iPad's price". In summary: because Apple is in control on nearly all aspects of the iPad (design, processor, operating system, etc.) they don't have to pay royalties or licensing fees to anybody. Virtually. So, they can bring down the price of the iPad to a "mere" 499$. So they grab the market for themselves. How ironic this is.