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    I am being honest here, is iPhone just a status phone rather than something actually worth the money? I agree the app market is full of quality apps unlike android where people can put complete crap up, but I really don't think iPhone is worth the money and it's just paying for a brand. Anyone able to change my mind?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wanted198 View Post
    Anyone able to change my mind?
    First, welcome to iMore. Secondly, I'm being honest here too, there are more than a number of threads on this same exact topic posted in this forum as well as others on here that you can read through to help with question. Thirdly, the iPhone is the best device for ME and I would never waste my time trying to convince someone else that it is right for them. IMHO, if you are old enough to own a smartphone, than you are old enough to try different brands and see for "yourself" which one is the right one for your needs.... Just my 2¢ worth.
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    For me, it is not a status phone. It's simple to use and I love the app selection.
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    You get what you pay for. Same as everything else. When you buy a car, a house, jeans, whatever.
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    Definitely not. It's about making the choice of which device you want and need. If you want the best experience in the prettiest package, the iPhone will deliver that.
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    If you're a teenager, smartphones are status symbols. For all others, it compliments our life. Like states before, it all depends on needs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Rose View Post
    First, welcome to iMore. Secondly, I'm being honest here too, there are more than a number of threads on this same exact topic posted in this forum as well as others on here that you can read through to help with question. Thirdly, the iPhone is the best device for ME and I would never waste my time trying to convince someone else that it is right for them. IMHO, if you are old enough to own a smartphone, than you are old enough to try different brands and see for "yourself" which one is the right one for your needs.... Just my 2¢ worth.
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    Welcome to the iMore community, and thank you for posting your reply. At your convenience, please take a moment to review the Community Rules and Guidelines and don't hesitate to interact with the rest of the community. As for your question, Irish Rose summed it up perfectly. Enjoy the rest of your weekend...
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    Quote Originally Posted by wanted198 View Post
    I am being honest here, is iPhone just a status phone rather than something actually worth the money? I agree the app market is full of quality apps unlike android where people can put complete crap up, but I really don't think iPhone is worth the money and it's just paying for a brand. Anyone able to change my mind?
    One of the reasons I prefer iPhone over the other phones is because of they way it looks and its build quality. I can't stand the gaps and bulge that other phones have. I hate squeaky plastics. Apple's ecosystem is number 1 IMO. I like the consistent experience. I have an Apple TV in the house and everything just work together. But really if you are not picky on how the phone looks or how it feels then my points become a moot. I'm just one of those people who pay attention to little details.
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    You get what you pay for. Same as everything else. When you buy a car, a house, jeans, whatever.
    I really believe this, u really get what u pay for.
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    6yrs ago yes, now it's about what phone, OS, features work best for you.
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    First of all, welcome to iMore! I'm not interested in changing your mind. I use whatever device works best for me. I don't care anything about status.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wanted198 View Post
    I am being honest here, is iPhone just a status phone rather than something actually worth the money? I agree the app market is full of quality apps unlike android where people can put complete crap up, but I really don't think iPhone is worth the money and it's just paying for a brand. Anyone able to change my mind?
    I'm not going to try and change your mind, because that is your opinion.

    I will say, however, that I think your opinion is one of the dumbest things I've ever read, that I disagree 110% with your sentiment, and that "worth" can't be transmitted properly from person to person with any real relevance (because what I find value in may be totally opposite to what you do).

    I didn't buy the iPhone because it's an Apple product, I buy the iPhone because it offers the features I need and like, the form and function I prefer in a smart phone and the working environment that i find optimal for my day to day smart phone needs and desires.
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    I will have to agree with the status statement. I think it is "cool" to own an iphone, more of a status thing for younger folks but there is some of that factor for adults also (whether they want to admit it or not). I'm not one of those to state " I just use the phone and like it for its functionality, reliability etc, though I do believe in all of those qualities also.
    Apple products have that cool factor as did Steve Jobs and his innovations
    The even "cooler" part of it is that it is an awesome phone, so you get the best of both worlds. Certainly, worth and value are subjective and, as stated above, there are multiple threads regarding that.
    Just my 2 cents, we are all human and it feels good when others may regard us in a higher "status".
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    Quote Originally Posted by wanted198 View Post
    Anyone able to change my mind?
    The larger question is why would any single person here 'care to change your mind??
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    Quote Originally Posted by wanted198 View Post
    I am being honest here, is iPhone just a status phone rather than something actually worth the money? I agree the app market is full of quality apps unlike android where people can put complete crap up, but I really don't think iPhone is worth the money and it's just paying for a brand. Anyone able to change my mind?
    I join everyone else on welcoming you to the forum.
    That said, a couple of things about your post caught my attention (Inhales): 1) Given the fact that you took the time to search for this (Apple lover) forum and sign up (it's also highly likely that is not the first time you've been around here) and then post your "iPhone is not worth it comment" so people would try to tell you otherwise, says that you are NOT even convinced of your own statement and 2) You already admitted to the AppStore having quality apps it also shows that maybe you've been thinking about getting an iPhone yourself (if you haven't yet).

    I can somehow understand why you could think this is a "status phone" for I have met a lot of people that have one just to say "I bought it" and then have no idea of even the basic stuff to get the most out of their device (also makes me wonder, how old are you? 15?), but here in this forum and as time goes by most of us are interested in learning, discovering and sharing all the features that makes the iPhone an outstanding device that has become part of our daily life and yes, it also looks and feels good, it has a great built quality, we get both.

    So cut the apparent "I don't give a crap about the iPhone" attitude and jump in already, chances are you won't look back, and if you do then, that's the whole idea of having variety in the market. (Exhales)

    PS: Don't mean to be rude or offend anyone (OP) with this comment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wanted198 View Post
    I am being honest here, is iPhone just a status phone rather than something actually worth the money? I agree the app market is full of quality apps unlike android where people can put complete crap up, but I really don't think iPhone is worth the money and it's just paying for a brand. Anyone able to change my mind?
    i guess the forums u were looking for is android central.
    btw how can a thing be *status symbol* when it is priced at the same price at which many phones are being offered?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sanc333 View Post
    i guess the forums u were looking for is android central.
    btw how can a thing be *status symbol* when it is priced at the same price at which many phones are being offered?
    Price is not the only factor in making something a status symbol.
    You can get a Honda Odyssey minivan for about the same price as a BMW 3
    Series car- you tell me which one is more of a status symbol
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    so how do u define a status symbol then?
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    I’m sure that it is for some... and not for others... when you get to be my age, you just get what works for you and leave the status and drama behind...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerome g View Post
    Price is not the only factor in making something a status symbol.
    You can get a Honda Odyssey minivan for about the same price as a BMW 3
    Series car- you tell me which one is more of a status symbol
    i guess i said the same thing in context of a smartphone..
    per the iphone as status symbol - iphone is labeled as a status symbol in the developing nations i.e BRICS. because only the high earning people can afford an iphone there, as it costs around $750-800 for the 16 gb.
    and for your argument regarding the status symbol- it is defined by the society. if u live in a porsche area where all the people have bmws then a Lamborghini maybe a status symbol.
    so at the end of the day status symbol is defined by the society you are in . if people near you can afford an iphone then iphone is necessity otherwise iphone is a status symbol.
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    Agreed, it is all about how others perceive you and the value of material things (for the most part)
    I also agree with the point that as you get older, status is not as important. You tend to focus more on things like, family, friends and life experiences-ironically, things money can't buy. It would be nice though to have the material things and immaterial things, then life gets real fun !
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    The iPhone isn't a status. It's a phone.
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    Notice how the person who started this thread has not come back to offer any additional comment?

    Let's quit feeding this troll...
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    he joined today only and the first comment is about bashing iphone. fandroids!
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