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07-17-2013, 07:50 PM #21
We are not talking about selling more iPhones, we are talking about selling more iPhones AT the Apple Store, here are why:
1. Carriers tend to sway customers away from the iPhone, more incentives selling Androids instead.
2. iPhones purchased from the Carriers tend to have more "Operator Error Syndrome" because it wasn't set up properly (Apple ID, iCloud, iTunes, etc.) and ended up coming to Apple Store for help.
3. AppleCare+ is a better choice than $10+/month for insurance AND a $170+ deductible and you received a refurbished replacement from Asurion instead of walking into an Apple Store. The downside is AppleCare+ doesn't cover lost/stolen phone. Damaged phones are more common than lost phones.
4. Screen Protection and Otterbox are fugly on an iPhone. Apple don't MAKE you buy those accessories.
5. Education, education, and education. They provide FREE workshops and Set Ups so you can LEARN to use your phone. None of the sales people at Apple are on commission.
6. They work with all 4 major carriers so you can compare pricing and coverage area without bias.
7. They are "mostly" have the phones in stock.
For advanced users, I do agree on ordering it online and not having to deal with lines and hassles. Tim Cook is simply referring to an average user who goes to their carrier and only being talked out of getting an iPhone because the Sales Rep gets more incentives selling other devices. Average consumers aren't fully getting the most out of their iPhones at an Carrier because it's most Reps don't spend the time to help them.
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07-18-2013, 02:54 AM #26I dont know if this is a good idea
I don't think that this is a good idea me i buy my phone off a carrier so i dont think this will boost sales pretty much.
07-18-2013, 06:21 AM #27
Apple could become a network as well as maker and give users a good deal and give people a new option! Sadly due to the fact that apples normal rule is to charge vast sums of money don't see it being a good option
07-18-2013, 12:00 PM #28
AT&T offers three service plans that support the iPhone and other LTE/HSPA+ devices, but only the $65 a month plan includes data (1GB a month).
I have two lines so to correct your math:
650 + (65 x 24) + (50 x 24) = 3,410