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- 08-01-2011, 06:37 PM #27
Think of it like this...the guy who goes to AT&T and wants an iPhone 4 right now has the choice between the iPhone 4 at the higher price or a 3GS at a discounted rate...OR...he can get a brand new Android powered phone for the same price as the previous generation iPhone...this guy sees new phone and thinks "Id rather have a current gen phone than a previous gen phone...", and thus, may buy the Android over an old iPhone.
Apple thinks "Hmmm...if we offer a "NEW" iPhone that is cheaper, we can grab the millions that will buy the more expensive one anyways AND grab the cheaper market group as well...more phones = more money. The regular iPhone itself will probably PAY for the cheaper models production fully 10 fold, so it doesn't really cost them any thing in the first place, and they capture a whole new target audience.
It really makes perfect sense...regardless of whether you agree or not.
- 08-01-2011, 08:11 PM #28
Now, thats just my way of looking at it from a business stand point... I'm not trying to say "I'm right and you're wrong"... We just have two different ideas about what we think the consumer wants, this is a matter of opinion, plain and simple
- 08-01-2011, 09:05 PM #29iPhone Newbie
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Maybe they will have the iphone 5 with all the updated hardware etc with a glass glass like the iphone 4 but a 4S that is just an iphone 4 but with a plastic case??
- 08-02-2011, 10:30 AM #30
You seem to be missing the point of my posts completely...which was the fact that, from a business standpoint, capturing a portion of the market that wants a NEW phone instead of a previous generation phone would be a lot easier if they had a "cheaper" iPhone that WAS new, instead of a previous generation iPhone that competes with NEW phones from other companies for the same price. The market of people i am referring to want new toys just as much as the next guy, but they want to pay less for it...so bringing out a NEW iPhone that costs less than the regular iPhone fills the need for the cheaper phone AND represents in the market as "new" instead of previous gen, which satisfies the other end of their wants.
It's not an opinion my friend, if you wanted my OPINION of this whole thing, it would be to stick with one model of iPhone and if those people don't want to pony up the money for it, screw 'em, let them have their cheap metro PCS android phone and let everyone else willing to pay a premium for a premium phone enjoy the fruits of their labor...thats an opinion. What i was discussing before was simply business common sense, nothing more...nothing less.
- 08-02-2011, 02:11 PM #31
i think its going to be the iPhone 5 wouldn't make sense to call it a 4S or 4GS and the best part is all other iPhones will be able to update there iOS to iOS 5 i just jumped on the iPhone bandwagon from BlackBerry im pretty new at this but bring on the new software and hardware
- 08-02-2011, 04:42 PM #32
iPhone 5 sounds better. it actually will influence people to buy the device. I mean, who wants to purchase something that was a half-way job at Cupertino? It will seem like a patched version of the iPhone 4; and by patched I mean getting away from the whole antennagate incident. I also think because of the antennagate incident, Apple wants to stray consumer's minds away from the possibility that if they hold their phone wrong, you will not be able to get reception.
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- 08-18-2011, 04:30 PM #45
I honestly don't want it to be called iPhone 4G, because people have already been calling this one 'iPhone 4G' and it really, really bugs me. I've even seen someone's email signature say "Sent from my IPhone 4G"... That just sent me off the rails. I had to halt communication with that client.
I would like them to give it a new moniker. Just because if they call it an iPhone 5, everyone is going to call it an "iPhone 5G", and then people are going to say "well the iPhone has 5G speed so its way faster"... And that's just going to make me want to shoot myself.
I need to associate with fewer stupid people.
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