1. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    If Apple across the board with Iphone the new model kept the same lineup but raised the price $100.00 for instance, Would you still me loyal and buy?
    04-22-2014 08:39 AM
  2. rayz336's Avatar
    I doubt it. $100 more but not bringing anything substantially new across the lineup would certainly cause me to look elsewhere.
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    04-22-2014 08:47 AM
  3. Speedygi's Avatar
    It really depends on what Apple brings to the table, if the extra amount of money needed really showed a drastic increase in the amount of engineering put into the new phone (which might have very well been, given the leaked photos I have seen), I don't see why an extra 100 dollars would hurt the subsidies much for customers to think twice about purchasing the iPhone 6.

    Given Apple's fabulous sales record of the years, I think it's fair to say the new iPhone will sell even more than the last year's, so to me it's a moot point that eventually be swept under the carpet once the new product launches to crazy queues again this year.
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    04-22-2014 10:04 AM
  4. acerace113's Avatar
    I don't think the actual cost of the phone is going up, I think the subsidy price is. The next iPhone will still be $650 at an apple store but the 2 year term price is $299 at carrier stores.


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    04-22-2014 10:05 AM
  5. Speedygi's Avatar
    I don't think the actual cost of the phone is going up, I think the subsidy price is. The next iPhone will still be $650 at an apple store but the 2 year term price is $299 at carrier stores.


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    People are mostly trading in their phones or selling them in lieu anyways. That 100 dollars could very quickly be recouped with a good sale of old phones, or trade ins, with Apple's good track record with resale prices that stick in the high range for pretty long.

    People who can afford phones outright either way would have nothing to worry about.
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    04-22-2014 10:09 AM
  6. phreddyl's Avatar
    I would sadly still buy it- I really don't like the android operating system. May cause me to hold onto my phones longer... Maybe...
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    04-22-2014 10:09 AM
  7. acerace113's Avatar
    People are mostly trading in their phones or selling them in lieu anyways. That 100 dollars could very quickly be recouped with a good sale of old phones, or trade ins, with Apple's good track record with resale prices that stick in the high range for pretty long.

    People who can afford phones outright either way would have nothing to worry about.
    I'm in Canada it's not that easy here when you have to pay your carrier to unlock your phone even when your contract is up. But the carriers here do have phone trade in so you get credit to go towards your next phone.
    I also want to point out that the iPhone 5S in Canada starts at $720 at Apple stores and $230 on a 2 year term.

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    04-22-2014 10:13 AM
  8. Speedygi's Avatar
    I'm in Canada it's not that easy here when you have to pay your carrier to unlock your phone even when your contract is up. But the carriers here do have phone trade in so you get credit to go towards your next phone.


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    But the problem may lie in new contract buyers who just happen to want an iPhone for the first time or can't recoup enough from an Android phone. This news might be enough to affect Android users who want to switch to iPhones but decide not to because of the higher price. I foresee this happening.
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    04-22-2014 10:16 AM
  9. acerace113's Avatar
    But the problem may lie in new contract buyers who just happen to want an iPhone for the first time or can't recoup enough from an Android phone. This news might be enough to affect Android users who want to switch to iPhones but decide not to because of the higher price. I foresee this happening.
    You should look at the phone prices here in Canada:
    http://www.bell.ca/Mobility/Mobile-phones

    http://www.rogers.com/web/content/Phones-Devices

    A $100 price increase would be bad for me.


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    04-22-2014 10:22 AM
  10. acerace113's Avatar
    But the problem may lie in new contract buyers who just happen to want an iPhone for the first time or can't recoup enough from an Android phone. This news might be enough to affect Android users who want to switch to iPhones but decide not to because of the higher price. I foresee this happening.
    I've been considering getting an iPad with cellular data cause it would only cost me $40/month for 5 GB of data


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    04-22-2014 10:23 AM
  11. Speedygi's Avatar
    What phone do you have currently?
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    04-22-2014 10:24 AM
  12. acerace113's Avatar
    What phone do you have currently?
    64 GB iPhone 5S, cost me $440 CAD on a 2 year term.


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    04-22-2014 10:25 AM
  13. Speedygi's Avatar
    First of all you would want to wait out that 5s contract, because, unless you are a T Mobile user in America, it would be hard pressed to get a new phone this year without paying the bucks for it.

    That is assuming you are used to paying such amounts of money, but you seem to be the opposite, so I would say it will be tough.
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    04-22-2014 10:28 AM
  14. acerace113's Avatar
    First of all you would want to wait out that 5s contract, because, unless you are a T Mobile user in America, it would be hard pressed to get a new phone this year without paying the bucks for it.

    That is assuming you are used to paying such amounts of money, but you seem to be the opposite, so I would say it will be tough.
    I'm with bell in Canada.
    I know as a Canadian we don't need price increases at all weather it's phones or plans right now.


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    04-22-2014 10:34 AM
  15. Speedygi's Avatar
    I'm with bell in Canada.
    I know as a Canadian we don't need price increases at all weather it's phones or plans right now.


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    It would be pretty much the whole thing, wouldn't it? Which makes me think if Apple really has something against Canadians haha...
    04-22-2014 10:35 AM
  16. pr1nce's Avatar
    Probably, but I would consider other options.
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    04-22-2014 10:35 AM
  17. acerace113's Avatar
    It would be pretty much the whole thing, wouldn't it? Which makes me think if Apple really has something against Canadians haha...
    No, it's bell, Rogers, telus & the government of Canada that's the problem. They are the ones that control phones and services here.


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    04-22-2014 10:40 AM
  18. Speedygi's Avatar
    No, it's bell, Rogers, telus & the government of Canada that's the problem. They are the ones that control phones and services here.


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    Well ,Apple increasing 100 dollars on those Canadian carriers wouldn't be out of the question.
    04-22-2014 10:45 AM
  19. acerace113's Avatar
    Well ,Apple increasing 100 dollars on those Canadian carriers wouldn't be out of the question.
    The carriers won't care about the price increase, consumers will. Rogers just posted their Q1 2014 results and had a ARPU (average revenue per user) of $57.63 (down $2.05 from a year ago). But if Apple does increase the iPhone price so will other phone makers. Believe it or not mid-range phones are more popular in Canada than flagship phones. Also with the nexus 5 priced at $350 outright apple might want to rethink there possible price increase.


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    04-22-2014 10:58 AM
  20. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Many iPhone users can barely scrape up $200 for a new iPhone every 2 years. If the lowest priced iPhone 6 is $299., then many will be forced to switch to plans like AT&T's Next or Verizon's Edge.


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    04-22-2014 12:36 PM
  21. EauRouge's Avatar
    If Apple, and only Apple, raised their prices, I would no longer consider an iphone. I feel they are a premium device, but the current price point is as premium as I'd go
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    04-22-2014 12:40 PM
  22. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    Yep. I'll buy anything they release, as long as it's the same high quality that they deliver now.


    iOS > Android! OS X > Windows!
    04-22-2014 12:45 PM
  23. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    People who can afford phones outright either way would have nothing to worry about.
    I always buy outright, never on contract or subsidised by a carrier. If Apple do decide to put the price up in the UK then you can bet the price of the overall device will go up again.

    I say 'again' because it went up from the 4S to 5 to such a degree that I can buy a 64Gb iPhone 5S in the US for the equivalent of $80 less than it would cost me to buy the 16Gb iPhone 5S in the UK... Just rubbish.
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    04-22-2014 12:51 PM
  24. acerace113's Avatar
    If Apple, and only Apple, raised their prices, I would no longer consider an iphone. I feel they are a premium device, but the current price point is as premium as I'd go
    Yea, I've been looking at that project ara smartphone, I might get that if iPhone prices increase. I noticed that I just want to switch the CPU and GPU every year or two and everything else as need.


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    04-22-2014 12:52 PM
  25. tigerinexile's Avatar
    I'm fairly sure that I'm going to wait for another year before upgrading my iPhone.

    But I believe I said that last year, too.

    If Apple moves to a 32-64-128 scheme, then I won't mind the price hike.
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    04-22-2014 01:22 PM
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