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    What position are you in to label a car as "average" when you said in this thread that you have no expertise in automobiles? lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by A895 View Post
    I never said they were expensive! Why is everyone taking words out of context!? I said they can expand into third world countries with a low cost iPhone.
    Because you're using words like "low cost" which means you find the alternative to be expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heisenberg View Post
    Because you're using words like "low cost" which means you find the alternative to be expensive.
    For people who live in third world countries the iPhone is expensive. But not by normal smartphone standards in the first world it isn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heisenberg View Post
    What position are you in to label a car as "average" when you said in this thread that you have no expertise in automobiles? lol
    So you think the Lexus is average car priced? I know prices at least, not the more technical parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A895 View Post
    My statement had nothing to do with that. I said it is more expensive than average cars and it is. Luxury is more expensive than most. The iPhone isn't.
    The iPhone is more expensive than average phones. If you're saying that Lexus is more expensive than your average Toyota or Honda, then by the same logic, the iPhone is more expensive than your average cellular phone (the lower end devices, just like the Toyota's and Hondas are lower end cars).

    Lexus = Luxury Car Brand
    Apple = Luxury Consumer Technology Brand

    Toyota = Common/Basic Car Brand
    Alcatel = Common/Basic Cellular Phone Brand
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    The iPhone is more expensive than average phones. If you're saying that Lexus is more expensive than your average Toyota or Honda, then by the same logic, the iPhone is more expensive than your average cellular phone (the lower end devices, just like the Toyota's and Hondas are lower end cars).
    How is the iPhone more expensive? The Note 4 is over $700 compared the iPhone 6 $649. Most other high end device range in the $400-$600 range. That isn't expensive at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A895 View Post
    How is the iPhone more expensive? The Note 4 is over $700 compared the iPhone 6 $649. Most other high end device range in the $400-$600 range. That isn't expensive at all.
    It STARTS at $649 and $749. Then $100 tacked on each time for storage.

    My 6 Plus was $949
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    The iPhone is more expensive than average phones. If you're saying that Lexus is more expensive than your average Toyota or Honda, then by the same logic, the iPhone is more expensive than your average cellular phone (the lower end devices, just like the Toyota's and Hondas are lower end cars).
    Agreed. The iPhone is more expensive than your average cell phone and more expensive than your average smartphone even. It is not more expensive than other high end smartphones like the Galaxy and Note or LG G3. But those are also luxury items. So the iPhone is priced similar to other smartphones in its class.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heisenberg View Post
    It STARTS at $649 and $749. Then $100 tacked on each time for storage.
    Not that more expensive at all. And you and I both know that most people upgraded to an iPhone 6/6+. Which is $199-$299 for a starting price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A895 View Post
    Not that more expensive at all. And you and I both know that most people upgraded to an iPhone 6/6+. Which is $199-$299 for a starting price.
    That doesn't matter because you want a cheaper iPhone for "third world" countries that most likely won't have subsidies.

    Why don't you have a crusade for subsidies in third world countries as opposed to asking Apple to take care of the problem
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heisenberg View Post
    That doesn't matter because you want a cheaper iPhone for "third world" countries that most likely won't have subsidies.

    Why don't you have a crusade for subsidies in third world countries as opposed to asking Apple to take care of the problem
    Exactly. Third world countries would take advantage of a low cost iPhone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    So commonality removes a luxury label? Lexus is considered a luxury brand, but you see them literally everywhere...do you feel that the commonness of the Lexus brand makes it no longer a luxury brand? Why would Toyota retain it if that is true? How is it profitable for them if what you said is true? Why not just go buy a Camry or Corolla?
    I'm pretty sure sure you would see many more people holding an iPhone than driving a Lexus. I really don't see how the iPhone is any more "luxurious" than; for example, the m8 or the note 4 (note 4 is more expensive in my country). They all just seem like high end premium flagships to me. Apple's brand image to me is about high quality products. Nothing luxurious about them IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cbobb123 View Post
    I'm pretty sure sure you would see many more people holding an iPhone than driving a Lexus. I really don't see how the iPhone is any more "luxurious" than; for example, the m8 or the note 4 (note 4 is more expensive in my country). They all just seem like high end premium flagships to me. Apple's brand image to me is about high quality products. Nothing luxurious about them IMO.
    Nobody said that it's more luxurious than the phones you mentioned.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Heisenberg View Post
    It's funny that you say that when you go out of your way to have your Tapatalk signature show that you made the post with your GLAMOROUS iPhone.
    I'm glamorous; therefore, anything I possess is. My possessions will never make me. I make my possessions cool or special. Not the opposite. So that's where you got the game messed up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Karenkcoulter View Post
    Agreed. The iPhone is more expensive than your average cell phone and more expensive than your average smartphone even. It is not more expensive than other high end smartphones like the Galaxy and Note or LG G3. But those are also luxury items. So the iPhone is priced similar to other smartphones in its class.
    IPhones keep their value retention high though... Like an iPhone 5s still has surprisingly high prices for a year old phone, compared to other flagships from last year.
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    So bc an iPhone or a note 4 cost around $800-$900 makes it luxurious ?! Aston Martin, cars similar to that are luxurious BC the design the high class material. That's why they cost thousands upon thousands of dollars. These phones are made of glass & aluminium, it takes what, $200 to make one ? Samsung, apple charge those prices bc they know ppl will buy them regardless & they gotta make their money as well.

    To the iPhone 5c being a budget friendly iPhone. Wasn't it just as expensive as the 5s or $100 less ? I didn't see that as a low cost device. It sold well bc little girls & boys wanted the flashy colors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A895 View Post
    Lexus is luxury because it is expensive than average cars. An iPhone is not more expensive than average high end devices smartphones.
    A diesel 1 ton diesel truck is 90,000 dollars. A Cadillac is the same price. I've never heard a pick up truck called luxury before sitting next to a Cadillac


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    Quote Originally Posted by Smply_Rcklss View Post
    So bc an iPhone or a note 4 cost around $800-$900 makes it luxurious ?! Aston Martin, cars similar to that are luxurious BC the design the high class material. That's why they cost thousands upon thousands of dollars. These phones are made of glass & aluminium, it takes what, $200 to make one ? Samsung, apple charge those prices bc they know ppl will buy them regardless & they gotta make their money as well.

    To the iPhone 5c being a budget friendly iPhone. Wasn't it just as expensive as the 5s or $100 less ? I didn't see that as a low cost device. It sold well bc little girls & boys wanted the flashy colors.
    Apple never marketed the 5C as a cheap iPhone. The tech media tried to do that. It was $100 less than the 5S and only came in 16 and 32GB versions while the 5S has a 64GB version available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaciLicous View Post
    I'm glamorous; therefore, anything I possess is. My possessions will never make me. I make my possessions cool or special. Not the opposite. So that's where you got the game messed up.


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    "Game messed up"..... lol

    I didn't say your iPhone made you "glamorous."

    No matter what your reasoning is for labeling your devices "glamorous", it's still ironic that you say your iPhone isn't a luxury all while with a signature referring to that very iPhone you speak of as "glamorous." Your post doesn't defend the argument I made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A895 View Post
    Nothing has thrown me for a loop, you just want to insult me in any way shape or form. I understand you may be unable to see where I am coming from, but you are beyond rude. Instead of having a decent conversation on a internet forum, you fell back to argue semantics and otherwise prove your opinion is worth more than my own.
    C'mon now, nothing in Sean's statement was insulting. Don't forget that you're dealing with arguably an older crowd here, and many of us weren't brought up in a time where everything is sugarcoated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    C'mon now, nothing in Sean's statement was insulting. Don't forget that you're dealing with arguably an older crowd here, and many of us weren't brought up in a time where everything is sugarcoated.
    I'm still a teen and I can handle un-sugarcoated talk, especially when I'm arguing against the general consensus, AND arguing with a very talented debater like Sean.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    C'mon now, nothing in Sean's statement was insulting. Don't forget that you're dealing with arguably an older crowd here, and many of us weren't brought up in a time where everything is sugarcoated.
    Neither was I, but several posts in this thread have been very rude towards me. I guess I have to let it go though is what you are saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by H A W K View Post
    A diesel 1 ton diesel truck is 90,000 dollars. A Cadillac is the same price. I've never heard a pick up truck called luxury before sitting next to a Cadillac


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    Why are you comparing two different vehicles? A diesel truck and car may have 4 wheels but are two different classes.

    And I specifically said a luxury car is luxury because it is more expensive than your average normal car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by H A W K View Post
    A diesel 1 ton diesel truck is 90,000 dollars. A Cadillac is the same price. I've never heard a pick up truck called luxury before sitting next to a Cadillac


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    $90,000? I didn't think they were that high. Last I checked here in the states a Ford King ranch with all the options runs at about $60-70,000. My dad is in the market for a new diesel one ton atm, but I haven't asked him what kind of prices he coming up with.


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    Quote Originally Posted by A895 View Post
    How is the iPhone more expensive? The Note 4 is over $700 compared the iPhone 6 $649. Most other high end device range in the $400-$600 range. That isn't expensive at all.
    Dude, you do realize you just validated Sean's statement about the iPhone being more expensive than average phones. Beside, be careful with your use of "not expensive at all" because there are a good deal of people here in the U.S., especially those who are out of work and struggling, who would disagree with you in that regard.
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