- 06-02-2008, 02:35 PM #27
Well, hopefully all of our questions will be answered in 6.5 days... I am crossing my fingers for a $400 16gb price point though, because I actually have that much set aside. I can do $500 and just tell my wife to eat Raman Noodles (KIDDING), but $6-700 is pushing it too far right now.
June 9th, 2008 is starting rival childhood Christmas on my anticipation scale... lol.
- 06-02-2008, 05:19 PM #29
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- 06-02-2008, 05:39 PM #31iPhone Newbie
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I really wouldn't be trusting anything that was found in a reverse engineered firmware dump. It could just be useless testing code for some prototype, and I wouldn't even put it past Apple to put something like that in there just to throw people off.
Their acquisition of PA semi also complicated things quite a bit, in terms of knowing what the capabilities/chipset/price point will be.
- 06-02-2008, 05:53 PM #32
- 06-02-2008, 07:04 PM #33iPhone Beginner
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- 06-02-2008, 08:45 PM #35
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- 06-03-2008, 09:16 AM #42iPhone Beginner
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Considering that when upgrading phones these days most people tend to be now drawn to smartphones with keyboards or touch-screen phones, Apple needs to really play this release carefully. Yes they are a leader, but when you consider the people that already have iPhones, Apple's not going to get them to upgrade unless they can really make it worth it to do so. A $500 starting point does not seem right. I'm guessing a starting price of $400, or if they really want to shock people, $350. It would also be great if they diversified with high-, middle- and low-end phones lines. Pick your features and pick your price-point.
- 06-03-2008, 09:25 AM #43
- 06-03-2008, 09:28 AM #44
With prices of the Touch being $100 less than the iPhone with same memory. I would hope that if there is a 32GB iPhone, it will only $600, NOT $700 as has been posted on other sites.
Regarding subsidizing...I only think it's fair, if ATT requires a 2 year contract, they should give a little $$$. We'll see.
I'm also hoping for a little insurance!
- 06-03-2008, 09:54 AM #45iPhone Beginner
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low end ipod = shuffle
low end iphone = ??
There is no reason they would not introduce a low-end phone. Methinks something with edge, carrier subsidy, less storage and (perhaps) less functionality - maybe low-grade or no camera. Not unlike the BB Pearl, a more consumer friendly mass-market phone at a lower price point. It would be the iphone shuffle. Didn't the rolling stones have that song, "yeah, yeah, yeah..do the iphone shuffle"
Last edited by carsly; 06-03-2008 at 09:55 AM. Reason: wanted to add bb pearl reference
- 06-03-2008, 11:06 AM #46
- 06-03-2008, 03:37 PM #47iPhone Newbie
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