1. 45Shield's Avatar
    https://www.macworld.com/article/3410598/apple-iphone-mid-range-pixel-3a.html?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_co ntent=Read%20more%3A%20Apple%20is%20poised%20to%20 lose%20lots%20of%20iPhone%20users%20if%20it%20keep s%20ignoring%20the%20middle&utm_campaign=Macworld% 20Daily&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Macworld%20Daily&utm_date=20190727195638

    Not looking promising. They do need a mid-range without having to buy an earlier model.
    07-27-2019 04:00 PM
  2. nikkisharif's Avatar
    It’s always brewing
    07-27-2019 04:49 PM
  3. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    According to mainstream media, and the Apple haters, Apple is, and always will be doomed!
    07-27-2019 04:57 PM
  4. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I think Apple should at least consider getting back into the midrange market. With MSRP prices trending up, you can't always expect year over year sales to always increase.
    dmoskaluk and Golurk like this.
    07-27-2019 07:28 PM
  5. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    If Google continues the a series of Pixel, they’ll dominate the mid range market. I suspect Samsung will follow in the next couple years. So Apple will have to do something, whatever they decide something is.
    dmoskaluk, Golurk and joemd60 like this.
    07-28-2019 01:57 AM
  6. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I agree... it would be wise for Apple to offer a mid-range phone.
    dmoskaluk and joemd60 like this.
    07-28-2019 07:15 AM
  7. nikkisharif's Avatar
    It would definitely be wise for Apple to get into this market but we all know Apple doesn’t know the meaning of budget or mid-range. Time after time they get the price wrong for most consumers.
    Golurk, SprSynJn, joemd60 and 3 others like this.
    07-28-2019 02:38 PM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    There's rumor of a new 5.4" iPhone similar to the SE, but edge to edge style screen. If true, the price would likely be lower than the XR. Maybe not $400 though.
    nikkisharif, TgeekB and joemd60 like this.
    07-28-2019 04:59 PM
  9. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    There's rumor of a new 5.4" iPhone
    I think Apple would be smart to release that device. But, with any new release, I take this rumor with a very large grain of salt; the size of the Rock of Gibraltar.
    Ledsteplin and Just_Me_D like this.
    07-28-2019 05:30 PM
  10. Spencerdl's Avatar
    MEH, Apple has been DOOMED since the iPhone 3G when everyone else was still switching batteries...."Let's think about that for a moment"....LOL
    07-28-2019 05:39 PM
  11. grover5's Avatar
    If Google continues the a series of Pixel, they’ll dominate the mid range market. I suspect Samsung will follow in the next couple years. So Apple will have to do something, whatever they decide something is.
    Google isn’t ever going to dominate the market with their phones. They just aren’t good at the phone thing. There are much better android options than the pixel a series. And I’m someone who has owned several nexus phones and tablets as well as pixel offerings. The tech boys just love to talk about that camera. It’s slow as mud and nothing special except in low light. Apparently they take all their pictures with the lights off and never of anything that requires any speed. This is of course my opinion.
    07-28-2019 07:31 PM
  12. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Apple is doomed......Android is doomed.......Google is doomed.......we're all doomed.
    joemd60, dmoskaluk and nikkisharif like this.
    07-29-2019 09:06 AM
  13. dmoskaluk's Avatar
    Apple is doomed......Android is doomed.......Google is doomed.......we're all doomed.
    Sounds like one particular Tech writer at 'Forbes' . who BTW I do read around 'update time'....
    nikkisharif likes this.
    07-29-2019 09:35 AM
  14. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    MEH, Apple has been DOOMED since the iPhone 3G when everyone else was still switching batteries...."Let's think about that for a moment"....LOL
    Die already Apple! ... it's really sad seeing them just hanging on by a thread like this.
    Spencerdl and nikkisharif like this.
    07-29-2019 09:36 AM
  15. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Sounds like one particular Tech writer at 'Forbes'
    You caught me.

    You caught "The Tater"!
    scruffypig and nikkisharif like this.
    07-29-2019 09:36 AM
  16. Quis89's Avatar
    Honest question, what is "mid-range"?

    In my mind, low range would be in the $400 range and below. Mid would be up to around $800, maybe? Above $800 and now you're in the top tier devices from Samsung and Apple.

    The XR comes in around $750. Is that not considered midrange?
    07-29-2019 10:56 AM
  17. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    Honest question, what is "mid-range"?

    In my mind, low range would be in the $400 range and below. Mid would be up to around $800, maybe? Above $800 and now you're in the top tier devices from Samsung and Apple.

    The XR comes in around $750. Is that not considered midrange?
    I’m thinking so.
    07-29-2019 11:57 AM
  18. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Die already Apple! ... it's really sad seeing them just hanging on by a thread like this.
    LOL...DOOMED
    dmoskaluk and nikkisharif like this.
    07-29-2019 01:14 PM
  19. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Honest question, what is "mid-range"?

    In my mind, low range would be in the $400 range and below. Mid would be up to around $800, maybe? Above $800 and now you're in the top tier devices from Samsung and Apple.

    The XR comes in around $750. Is that not considered midrange?
    I agree with you but I think the majority disagrees. From what I’ve been reading, I think people consider 400-600 midrange, since a lot of them think paying a grand for a device is excessive. People also don’t look at the XR as having a midrange price. It’s just considered the least expensive iPhone.
    TgeekB, Just_Me_D and dmoskaluk like this.
    07-29-2019 01:44 PM
  20. dmoskaluk's Avatar
    I agree with you but I think the majority disagrees. From what I’ve been reading, I think people consider 400-600 midrange, since a lot of them think paying a grand for a device is excessive. People also don’t look at the XR as having a midrange price. It’s just considered the least expensive iPhone.
    Couldn't agree more, especially if one considers the wide price ranges offered by Samsung across its spectrum from Galaxy A on up towards Galaxy S...
    With iPhone one must also consider storage capability eg I had to decide between 8Plus/256 & XR / 64. at really the same price. Mind you that was here in Barbados but the same basic principle applies anywhere. Whether  should command a premium price 'just because' can be debated ( and will be debated) far & wide.
    nikkisharif likes this.
    07-29-2019 01:58 PM
  21. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    Honest question, what is "mid-range"?

    In my mind, low range would be in the $400 range and below. Mid would be up to around $800, maybe? Above $800 and now you're in the top tier devices from Samsung and Apple.

    The XR comes in around $750. Is that not considered midrange?
    Mid range as far as I’ve seen is generally about $250-$500. That’s using fairly new processors and everything. The Pixel 3a starts at $400 and is 90% the same phone as the $800 Pixel 3.
    nikkisharif likes this.
    07-29-2019 07:54 PM
  22. dmoskaluk's Avatar
    Mid range as far as I’ve seen is generally about $250-$500. That’s using fairly new processors and everything. The Pixel 3a starts at $400 and is 90% the same phone as the $800 Pixel 3.
    Same price comparison true with the A ( mid-range) vs S ( high end) Samsung Galaxy lines.... What may be compromised in 'mid range' may be in build quality more than performance & features.
    07-29-2019 08:19 PM
  23. TgeekB's Avatar
    I agree with you but I think the majority disagrees. From what I’ve been reading, I think people consider 400-600 midrange, since a lot of them think paying a grand for a device is excessive. People also don’t look at the XR as having a midrange price. It’s just considered the least expensive iPhone.
    Agree.
    I bought my 128gb red XR used for about $500. So I got mine midrange!
    nikkisharif likes this.
    07-29-2019 08:19 PM
  24. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Mid range as far as I’ve seen is generally about $250-$500. That’s using fairly new processors and everything. The Pixel 3a starts at $400 and is 90% the same phone as the $800 Pixel 3.
    So, there's a low range category under $250? What would those be, flip phones?
    07-29-2019 09:52 PM
  25. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    So, there's a low range category under $250? What would those be, flip phones?
    There’s a pretty sizable amount of smartphones in the sub $250 market.
    Golfdriver97 likes this.
    07-29-2019 09:54 PM
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