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Thread: Is $600 too much?
06-24-2007, 06:26 AM #21
I bought two Sidekick II's for $75 each with $75 mail in rebates from them a couple years back. No issues at all.
06-24-2007, 06:49 AM #22
Hey, wirefly.com has the iPhone on there for $499 with a $200 rebate!
06-24-2007, 08:59 AM #23
You had me for a minute.
06-24-2007, 11:07 AM #24
Ha nice one. Get back to painting.
06-25-2007, 07:45 AM #25
"$600 too much" is a subjective question, however, objectively speaking in terms of what it costs them to produce the device? I think looking at Apple's history $600 is way too much.
I remember the 20 inch Cinema Display coming out at $1299, the 23 inch at $1499, and the 30 inch at $3699.
Now a 20 inch can be had for $599, 23 inch for $999 and 30 inch for $1999.
Furthermore a 20 inch iMac was about the same price as the 20 inch Cinema Display, which tells you something right there.
Apple charges more for their stuff in the vein that people recognize and pay more for better brands, because they get better quality. In a way, this is true.
Apple has solved this with some of their product line. You might think the Mac Pro is insanely expensive but if you compare the base price to a similar Dell or HP system, the price is very competitive.
The iPod used to be $600 for a 40gig photo, now it's $399 for a 80gb video, and that was the price when it JUST came out.
All in all I think the iPhone will get cheaper, and better, as time goes by.
Edit: Also, you might expect this to replace the iPod entirely. Ie: have an iPhone type device that is ONLY a PDA and does not have the phone features, which if this happens you can expect the iPhone to get a hard drive. iPod nano is understandable, however, a $600 "main attraction device" that only holds 8 gigs is not going to replace the iPod video.
Last edited by hillie; 06-25-2007 at 07:48 AM.
06-25-2007, 09:41 AM #26
Good points. And yes, for that to happen you'd have to get some hard drives in there instead of the flash based. Course, flash drives are coming down in price quickly, so it'll be great in a few years for us. For now though we struggle on...
06-28-2007, 10:12 PM #27
I buy grey market phones all the time...$500 is fine for a new phone release. You should see what some phones sell for when they first drop.