- 08-12-2007, 11:48 AM #76
- 08-12-2007, 11:54 AM #77
For the topic of the thread, I think maybe the Christmas crowd is going to be big. September is coming and Apple likes September surprises. If they announce something good for the iPhone, like updated ROM or something, many may be lined up around Christmas.
I know I would like to see an updated ROM before I buy it. I'm already with the dreaded ATT, so that part is covered.
- 08-12-2007, 11:59 AM #78
- 08-12-2007, 11:59 AM #79
- 08-12-2007, 12:02 PM #80
- 08-12-2007, 01:31 PM #81
Maybe the holiday season will boost the iPhone, but quite frankly, I don't think it will.
Giving iPods is one thing, but phones? That is usually not high on the Xmas list here in the states, mainly due to contract limitations (maybe different in Euroland).
Also, phone purchases tend to be a personal choice (more so than an mp3 player).
Anyway, on the topic of Dynasty parenting, if Dynasty was on today, Joan Collins and Linda Evans would be having hot monkey sex together.
As far as debt, I don't know anyone who caries a balance on their cards. Only buy what you can afford.
- 08-12-2007, 01:56 PM #82
Man, with a phone like this, I'm surprised they aren't targeting it more towards kids. That's a huge money maker right there. Think about it...Apple advertises the hell out of this thing, which is why people think it's so great. Most people don't realize that a lot of other phones do the same things that the iPhone does. They think that it's a true superphone, just because they don't realize it doesn't have half the features a real powerhouse phone, like the Mogul or the Treo does. If Apple can trick adults that easily, think about how easy kids would be. The so-called "cool" factor alone would be enough to convince many of my friends. Motorola did it with the RAZR, and Apple can do it with the iPhone. Plus, the no insurance thing means if a kid breaks it, Apple's got a chance at snagging another $500 from the same stupid kid, or the kid's stupid parents.
It's a good thing some engineers actually try and design good phones for the few of us who care. If all of them were like the ones at Apple and Motorola, every phone would be a complete piece of crap, and it'd be left up to the advertising departments to make the sales.
- 08-12-2007, 05:32 PM #83
Most kids have to beg their parents to spend that much money, I would think. In some places, $600 is a school year wardrobe! It may look like everyone is doing well, but that's basically professionals in urban or suburban areas and also well paid blue collar workers. I bet you the majority did NOT get their kids $600 or even $500 iPhones, or themselves for that matter.
I actually liked the RAZR as a 2nd phone. And the RAZR2 is out and they finally got it right. They actually had it right for some time in Europe but shortchanged the US, as usual. :censored:
3G and fully functional(as non-business phones only, I mean) RAZRs finally made it! The new ones(and even some older ones) have features the iPhone does not if you can believe it! 3G, A2DP, IM, MMS, customizable ringtones, backgrounds, games, Java, etc.
- 08-12-2007, 05:59 PM #84
However I do notice a lot of people seem to be selling their Macbooks on Craig's List. That's not a good sign IMO. They aren't selling Powerbooks or Macbook Pros anywhere near as much, which makes me wonder if the new cheaper Macbooks are not that great and people feel the need to upgrade to the Pros. Or maybe people are thinking Apple will once again announce something new in September.
- 08-12-2007, 06:30 PM #85
- 08-12-2007, 08:22 PM #86
What (besides MikeC's awesome first hand iPhone sales reports from the streets) make you guys think iPhone sales are not on target? Didn't apple say they expect to sell their 1 millionth iPhone at the end of september? Maybe they are right.
- 08-12-2007, 09:13 PM #87
- 08-12-2007, 09:25 PM #88
- 08-12-2007, 10:16 PM #89
mobileman...you are back, after swearing off this thread and claiming you were leaving. You know, there a name for behavior like that...
I guess you got bored with your iPhone and came on back.
Please feel free to come back and gloat when the Sept. sales numbers, Dec 07 number and Dec 08 numbers are published.
I think they are not moving as fast as Apple would like...but again, what do I know, other than some salespeople at the Apple Store in one of CA's highest disposable income counties.
Diva, as far as phone, I think the new Nokias coming out in Q3 are pretty slick as well, esp. as second phone.
- 08-12-2007, 10:58 PM #90
- 08-13-2007, 12:18 AM #91
- 08-13-2007, 12:22 AM #92
There are probably tens of millions of Blackberry's sold. I very rarely see anything but a blackberry or a treo. Then again, I'm really never looking.
- 08-13-2007, 01:13 AM #93
Sorry, you drivelling posts are so confusing.
It was the other thread you said your adieu...although it might as been for all of TC.
My apologies for confusing the threads.
(see how easy that is?)
Again, if iPhones were selling like hotcakes, we'd see more of them, esp. in metro areas like SF, NY, etc.
I can't speak for NYC, but in the SF area, lots of iPhones in stores, but not on the streets.
But like I said, come back and gloat at the according dates.
- 08-13-2007, 01:42 AM #94
Toledo. And Wichita. iPhones are HUGE is Wichita.
Seriously, I deem the iPhone to be a success of a failure based on how it would function for me personally, not based on units sold in stores. I give it a 79 of 100, B-/C+. I couldn't switch to it now but it is one of the best looking alternatives in the future as it hopefully opens up to more functionality.
- 08-13-2007, 04:11 AM #95
- 08-13-2007, 04:21 AM #96
- 08-13-2007, 09:08 AM #97
I keep my iPhone in my pocket, unless ofcourse I'm on the phone. Who knows how many people have walked by you with an iPhone.
As for gloating, unless Steve Jobs sends me a check, I can care less how many iPhones he sells.
- 08-13-2007, 09:10 AM #98
- 08-13-2007, 09:28 AM #99
The Curve is still a business oriented phone, not really a general public phone. The Pearl is cute enough like a regular phone to get people to jump on it. The Curve looks like an original but miniature curved BB. Of course as you know, I like it as the best of both worlds. But general public wants "hot" and that would mean the iPhone. Maybe the price is keeping people away. When you have cute phones for a lot less, what will most of the US public take? They really should have given a subsidy of $100-$200 at ATT IMO. $400 would have grabbed more people.
- 08-13-2007, 09:39 AM #100
I may have walked by hundreds of people with iPhones in their pockets, just as I walk by thousands with other phones in their pocket. But still, people use thier phones and iPods quite a bit. I can't beleive it's just the "shy-pod" effect.
Steve already gave you the perfect device (for your needs), so why would he need to cut a check?