Production is much easier... You only build one version.. Cheaper too, the base price covers the cost of the parts for any configuration so the device is always paid for fully.
it makes sense, but isn't this unethical? I vaguely remember an article I once read which gave me the impression that such tactics are against the law, since they result in "artificially" inflated prices. I know off course, that speaking about ethics is a little odd, in times where jobs are outsourced to poorer countries so that we can enjoy lower prices for our home theaters at the expense of people having to work like slaves. Anyway, my point is that I was under the impression that such a thing is prohibited by the law.