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12-17-2012, 09:15 PM #21
making a cheeper iPhone wounld't devalue the brand, it would just open new income for Appl£.
All Apple need to do is upgrade the 3Gs a little, sell it as a factory unlocked iDevice for around $100/£80 and they'd still make money from it while having a cheeper iDevice
the 3Gs was a great iPhone, in my opinion I don't think they'd do bad doing what I've suggested
Last edited by dsg; 12-17-2012 at 09:19 PM.
12-17-2012, 09:15 PM #22
Unlocked phones aren't cheap, no matter what side of the os war you're on. And cheaper unlocked smartphones will, make no mistake, be HOT by Christmas 2013.
12-17-2012, 09:21 PM #23
12-17-2012, 09:33 PM #24
yeah because Appl£ give them away factory unlocked without a contract
12-17-2012, 09:43 PM #25
12-17-2012, 09:45 PM #26
please explain why you think it would?
Edit: did the iPad mini devalue the iPad, not as far as I can tell people still buy the iPad.
and the sales of iPads has gone down because people don't always want to get the new device every year
Last edited by dsg; 12-17-2012 at 09:51 PM.
12-17-2012, 10:20 PM #27
As for the iPad mini, it is totally expected that Apple would make "mini" tablet priced higher than there competitors. Hence, In the mind of many, it has more value. And yes, people are still buying the regular sized iPad. Why wouldn't they?
Last edited by mustard05; 12-17-2012 at 10:24 PM.
12-17-2012, 10:38 PM #28
Does anyone not notice the fact that it's $99 ON CONTRACT in AMERICA. What about the rest of the world? Also, since it's in contract it's not really $99 is it? A free phone isn't free if you're paying upto $60 a month for it. Look at the UK...it costs £529 for an iPhone 5 16 GB where it only costs them $180 to make so £110-120. Anyone who doesn't see apples theft is blind.
12-17-2012, 10:41 PM #29
12-17-2012, 10:44 PM #30
Apples known for quality I can't see them making a model specifically targeted for people looking for a cheaper device. Financially and physically, the prices are great at what they are now.
Who cares really..? They built the device and I paid for it
Last edited by mmaboi21; 12-17-2012 at 10:48 PM.
12-17-2012, 11:18 PM #31
I disagree with the article as well. Apple has already created a more affordable solution so consumers can have a chance to own an iPhone and the same for the iPad. I don't know about a wider screen size, but Apple definitely needs to change to design of the iPhone because a few new features isn't going to cut it much anymore. While they still hold the crown to being leaders in innovation, their competition is swiftly catching up. I don't know if this is on purpose (I mean who does?) or maybe it's time for Apple to make a few changes.
12-17-2012, 11:20 PM #32
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12-18-2012, 04:29 AM #33
12-18-2012, 05:57 AM #34
I honestly doubt they would make a cheaper or wider iphone. It would be super nice if they made a wider one but other than that cheaper seems useless. Just saying.
12-18-2012, 06:43 AM #35
12-18-2012, 08:07 AM #36
12-18-2012, 08:12 AM #37
Thank you claustin. I felt like I'm the only one who sees this. If Apple make a new "cheaper" iPhone it would still have to have lesser hardware than the "top of the line" iPhone. Hence, why bother when you already produce exactly that. There is no reason or logic behind it except to make critics happy and give them validation. It would be releasing the iPhone 4 and 4s with differ names and nothing more.
Consumers have already proven a bigger screen is not a must. When it's difficult to pull from you pocket it losses ground. When the screen is so large is can't help but break instantly when dropped it losses ground. When they can use half the apps available in the market it losses ground. When it can't get the Android updated b/c Samsung or whoever else doesn't want to support it and you have to get a new phone it losses ground. Fix these and maybe we'll see some value!
So tired of people talking about how Android is taking over. They have a ton of phones on the market. A huge chunk of those phones a junk free phones. The kind of things frugal people who don't care about Android or software and are just replacing there old flip phone. If an Android fails huge growth you blame Apple goats and not look internally at where the software or phones lack.
I have friends that would have never spent the money for the iPhone before and now that they have the free model they jumped on it. These are people who had Android before only b/c there was no other option and now there is. Doomsayers have been knocking Apple since day one.
Now T-Mobile will have the iPhone which will gain once again in iOS growth and drop a ton of clunky "out dated out of the box" Androids. All the best features are limited to a single phone type and have little to do with Android aside from the ability to run the feature. Great, I can bump phones with you and send you videos ONLY IF you have the same phone. FAIL.
12-18-2012, 12:44 PM #38
"low-price, contract-free iPhones have been rumored about since the first model arrived in 2007"
Those are the subsidized prices. A $200 unsubsidized device would make a killing when T-Mobile starts selling iPhones next year.
12-18-2012, 02:46 PM #39
12-19-2012, 05:48 AM #40