- 08-31-2007, 02:45 PM #3026
- 08-31-2007, 04:09 PM #3027
- 09-01-2007, 04:45 PM #3028
I think there are a couple scenarios:
- Apple makes "ringtone maker" a part of iTunes, free use for all content.
- Pay for use for all content
- Pay for use for all iTunes purchased music, but not for your own ripped content.
I guess we will know on the 5th.
- 09-01-2007, 10:30 PM #3029
So has the excitement worn off for anyone yet? I notice 2 people who used to post in this thread dropped out, even before the move and holiday weekend.
Denny Crane and Llarson. Does that mean they're no longer interested in defending the iPhone or did they just leave TC altogether due to moving to the iPhone? Bcalis(I may have spelled that wrong) is no longer around either. Where did everyone go? It's now the same 4 or 5 posters most of the time, LOL!
- 09-01-2007, 10:52 PM #3030
I didn't post here for a month either..until this thread was moved here I wouldn't take it as they have "lost their excitement," its just that this forum is very very quiet. Treocentral is the best Treo forum hands down, but phonedifferent certainly is not the best iPhone forum around. If I want current info, or a collective opinion on something, better results will be acheived at the more popular forums. You know how it is.
No disrespect to PD of course, just stating the obvious
- 09-01-2007, 11:54 PM #3031
I thought I saw you pop in a few times.
Those 2 were quite active then slowed down way BEFORE the move, is what I'm saying.
I looked at the HoFo iPhone thread and the everyiphone forums, it's just not the same. Although HF is pretty decent, since I hang out on the Nokia and Sony forums anyway.
- 09-02-2007, 09:17 AM #3032
- 09-04-2007, 01:38 PM #3033
- 09-04-2007, 04:37 PM #3034
- 09-04-2007, 11:06 PM #3035
- 09-04-2007, 11:56 PM #3036
- 09-05-2007, 02:02 AM #3037
- 09-05-2007, 02:59 AM #3038
Isn't doing well for a company who's products relatively are successful is different than Palm's use of a near-product release as marketing research. Palm has done many lame, lame, lame things in the past 5 years. How did they let the Foleo get this far then kill it just like that? It should never have gotten this far, or they should have just released it. It wouldn't be the first time Palm released buggy crap. I guess it was really, really buggy crap.
- 09-05-2007, 03:58 PM #3039
Jobs to early adopters: Suckaaaaaaaaaars!
$200 cheaper now.
Wow...usually Apple never cuts the price of their product so soon after launch.
It was worth $600 two months ago, but now $400.
Me thinks this is to spurs some lackluster sales (i.e. to make their 1M by end of Sept.)
At least they released the Touch, as I expected they would. A very nice PMP.
- 09-05-2007, 04:00 PM #3040
- 09-05-2007, 04:47 PM #3041
I wish the iPod Touch had Bluetooth. This means no BT headphones, nor getting a net connection from a lowly cell phone. And $399 for only 16 GB with no expansion? Anyhow, Apple sure makes some very nice products with some crippling flaws. The Nano looks pretty cool though, too bad it isn't available with 16 GB.
- 09-05-2007, 05:15 PM #3042
- 09-05-2007, 05:50 PM #3043
- 09-05-2007, 05:55 PM #3044
A little patience, and you could have had the iPhone and the new Nano combined for the same price.
I can't recall any product price dropping 33% 60 days after being introduced. Especially one from Apple or other tech vendor.
A lot of people are glad they waited.
However, will this drive more sales? I guess we will see. This, to me, was a very drastic price cut for Apple.
- 09-05-2007, 05:56 PM #3045
- 09-05-2007, 06:01 PM #3046
- 09-05-2007, 06:46 PM #3047
the real question is how many marginal units will they sell at the lower price. i think most consumers understand the prices of these electronic devices get cheaper in time. what i don't think the consumers expected was a price drop this severe, this quick. it will be interesting to see if the price drop changes people's perception of its quality.
- 09-05-2007, 08:12 PM #3048
I think Apple has pooched themselves a little with the price drop. Now for future products, people will be expecting the big price drops.
I think also, making the price only a little higher than the Touch (I like how they stole the name from HTC), they are trying to get people to step up...but I think the Touch will outsell the iPhone instead.
- 09-05-2007, 08:12 PM #3049
It took IBM two decades to figure out that many of their customers would pay a premium to be early. Apple understands pricing better than anyone else in the business; they are the only vendor in consumer electronics that says what the retail price of their product will be and makes it stick. Microsoft would die for that power. Competition from Apple determines the price of the Zune. Carriers price the Treo and whoa be unto Palm if they try to underprice the carriers to the consumer.
I have paid a premium for every Treo but still have had to wait for GSM. Apple did not make me both pay a premium and wait.
You are probably right that "a lot of people are glad they waited." A few are probably sorry that they did not. Most will not buy at any price. That does not make the early people "suckers."
We are the "heat seekers" and we know that we always pay a price to be early. It is nice to be able to afford it.
- 09-05-2007, 09:32 PM #3050