- 07-06-2012, 11:38 AM #76
- 07-06-2012, 03:24 PM #77
I can put my money back in my pocket, but this is all taken into assumption that the new iPhone will be miraculous. I mean, if you ask yourself which Apple release has been the best, which would you say?
This is shaping up to be the best phoe there ever was.
What do we have, a phone with a possible artificial intelligence, that's lightening fast, never needs to be charged, and is completely made out of anti microbial gorilla glass 2. New sound system and a Super retina display.
Last edited by motoleo; 07-06-2012 at 03:41 PM.
- 07-06-2012, 04:07 PM #79
I said earlier that the most expensive iPhone today is already $899. And it sells. What's a few more dollars on top of that. If the price doubled, it would be around $1700, that's almost $2000! It's funny because there have been changes in the way Apple and carriers handle the iPhone.
Maybe there's a different reason the iPhone is breaking out of the big 3.
A New iPhone Will Cost You More than Ever Before
- 07-06-2012, 08:28 PM #81
- 07-06-2012, 08:36 PM #82
- 07-07-2012, 08:30 AM #83
"Hey man, you're not a chick! That's false advertising, man!"
"Sorry, man, that's the only way I could get a ride, man..."
"Hey, man, do you wanna get high....?"
Dood, this is YOU if you think people are going to pay two large for an iPhone.
- 07-09-2012, 08:37 AM #84
- 07-09-2012, 11:50 AM #85
- 07-09-2012, 10:52 PM #86iPhone Newbie
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- 07-09-2012, 10:55 PM #87
- 07-10-2012, 10:22 AM #88
The iPhone is still expensive no matter where you buy it. There is nothing to distinguish which provider you have anyway, so who cares. Besides, the "lower end" providers charge $650 for the 4S-16G (the same as what Apple charges for its unlocked phones). That said, a fool and his money are soon parted!!!! I am not a fashion victim and there is no way in hell, I would spend $2000 for a cellphone. I have better things to do with my cash than toss it out the window on mindless status symbols simply because "Apple can." Besides, while you're busy showing off your new expensive toy, the thieves on the street have a new..... $2000 target.
- 07-10-2012, 10:27 AM #89
- 07-10-2012, 10:35 AM #90
The original iPhone was $400-600 off contract (with no subsidization offered, but the phone was still locked). Apple still makes about the same amount of money off of each iPhone as they did then. It's in their best interest to keep to the $200 on contract price, and make about $650 off each unit (in revenue, about $450 in profit) and sell more units. Raising it to $2k might give some fanboys apple-gasms, but it makes no sense.
- 07-10-2012, 10:36 AM #91
- 07-10-2012, 10:40 AM #92
- 07-10-2012, 10:45 AM #93
- 07-10-2012, 12:14 PM #94
- 07-10-2012, 02:15 PM #95
- 07-10-2012, 02:31 PM #96
- 07-10-2012, 09:03 PM #97
I'm sure that Apple does not want to go back to the bad old days when their products were viewed as overpriced trinkets for the affluent. Apple wants to dominate the phone and computer market the way that RIM and Microsoft did in the past. RIM has one foot in the grave and Mac market share is growing every quarter. Increasing the price of the iPhone to assuage the insecurities of a few people upset that they use the same phone that "pre-paid" people use is not only bad business, it it just plain dumb.
If you need to possess an iPhone that is different from the one that commoners use, you can always buy the gold-plated, diamond encrusted iPhone 4S produced by Stuart Hughes. What? You do not want to pay $9.4 million to feel superior to others? Cheapskate . . . . .
- 07-10-2012, 09:05 PM #98
motoleo, your logic in this discussion is completely absent, and it's plainly obvious you're business sense is equally as invisible. Nobody would buy a $2,000 iPhone, it's completely and absurdly beyond the spectrum of what is possible...your numbers are so far off that its humorous, you keep throwing around the cost of the top end, unlocked iPhone which is still a FRACTION of this magical $2,000 mark, and honestly, the top end models rarely sell even marginally as well as the low and mid range models (case in point is the availability of the top end iPhone on release day vs. the low and mid range offerings).
I can't understand how this asinine thread has gone 10 pages.
- 07-10-2012, 09:43 PM #99
You know what you guys are probably right but something's fishy indeed. Apple never lends their products out to the lower end. Never. You can't find an iPad anywhere except key retailers closely associated with Apple. Whereas other tablets can be found in a variety of retailers. (Yes. The thing about Apple is that they are very transparent about where they sell their products. They have rules and standards that must be adhered to. I'd be willing to bet that it isn't at all Wal Marts. So, yes Wal Mart and Target are closely associated with Apple. In the way that Apple knows where their products are. And those are two of the worlds most profitable retailers, BTW. Also they don't have MacBooks.)
Either way, I hope this topic widened your anticipation for the new iPhone. One of these days, "The Big One" is supposed to come, and this time, if the new iPhone isn't different enough, people will be very angry. And so the gap between Apple users will widen, you'll see.