- 06-30-2012, 05:14 PM #26
I switched my Blackberry for the iPhone through my BestBuy warrenty, only paid 100 bucks more to upgrade memory from 16gb to 32 gb. I didn't get it because I'm a crazy fanboy, i just wanted a phone that worked and had the things I used the most (like a decent camera and good music controls).
If apple raised their priced for the iPhone 5 from around 650 for a 16gb 4s to let's say 900 for a 16gb 5, I can guarantee NO ONE IN THEIR RIGHT MIND who own's an iphone 3GS/4/4S will pay 900 bucks for a brand new one. That's where apple make the most money, contract's with carriers make carriers money and upgrading with warranties make retailers money. My 4S is good for me that I don't have to update to the 5 the second it's out, but if Apple was the least bit smart, they would realize that this product is for the "mainstream" market and not the "wipe my ... with $100 bills" market.
- 06-30-2012, 05:35 PM #27
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- 06-30-2012, 06:30 PM #30
It's Apple-mania. People go gaga for iPhones. It doesn't surprise me that people sell their kidneys. They even have entire websites devoted to it.
But people beg and plead for something 'new and 'revolutionary'. New and revolutionary comes with a cost. Apple already showed you. If you want a better phone, at the same price point, it's going to have to look the same. The 4 and 4S is practically the same phone. Same phone, same price.
You asked for a new phone. Don't act surprised when the price is new. You can't say, "I expect this this and this, and I want the price point to remain the same."
- 06-30-2012, 08:05 PM #32
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- 07-01-2012, 01:47 PM #36
I don't see them raising the price by much. It's possible they may have to due to the new cost of LTE and NFC. If they did, it would only be by $50 I would bet. I would pay a lot for the new one myself. I would pay up to $700 on-contract as long as we get LTE and NFC.
- 07-01-2012, 01:59 PM #38
- 07-01-2012, 03:57 PM #39
I guess people confuse Apple with what their intentions were. While we see the iPhone as a luxury device, look at its OS. It's simple. Anyone can use. Anyone meaning both rich and poor. Opening the phone up to "lower-end" markets will increase revenue for them and drive their mission to reality. Why are people so concerned with who else has their phone? Are iPhone users really elitists? It's just a phone...
- 07-01-2012, 06:06 PM #40
I might actually be a little disappointed if it does have a bigger screen because I think that iPhones are actually the perfect size already.
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- 07-02-2012, 05:22 AM #42
Most probably this is the first time, I heard someone asking the company to increase the price of the device, either this guy is insane of he has some logic that is out of reach of common people, I wonder what pushed him to say such a thing?
- 07-02-2012, 06:47 AM #43
- 07-02-2012, 10:55 PM #44
Apple Won't raise the price period .. The next device could pop out a holographic keyboard and screen and the price would stay the same .. This is not some two bit dumb company that would cripple current and future customers by trying to sneak in a extra 50 bucks or 100 bucks per phone .. .. They are still making massive profit from referb iPad 1 and 2 that sell couple hundred dollars less .. The 3GS is free on contact and they still make a profit from the carrier
Bottom line price will be the same no matter what .. So please tell Siri to find you the closest NA meeting
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