1. agarwal.apar's Avatar
    Yup, quite surprising but you know what? They will revolutionise by dropping 16GB next year! lmao

    I really thought they would drop the 16GB. For me, its the biggest surprise of the whole keynote.
    09-10-2014 03:13 AM
  2. wolfedude88's Avatar
    "Highly cost conscious" probably, but to say an iPhone 6 buyer on release month is cheap... Well, a little untrue.
    I'm not saying just release month but my dad just bought a new iPhone a few months ago and price was determining factor.

    The cloud will never be as big or the future for a lot of people until unlimited data comes back. Yes I get wifi is in a lot of places but a lot of big factories or warehouses do not offer that.

    With that said I have unlimited data so it doesn't effect me.

    Also I'll be going with the 64 gb since there isn't a 32gb this time.
    09-10-2014 06:53 AM
  3. miketko's Avatar
    I would throw in a lot of people are cheap and want the cheapest best thing, so they settle with a 16gb iphone.
    BINGO
    take away the 16 and make people spend more on 32 would have more of an uproar
    the_tech_eater likes this.
    09-10-2014 07:43 AM
  4. nyc_rock's Avatar
    I was surprised by this as well. I guess the 16 is their highest margin phone and the one they sell the most of which is why the kept it. In all honesty, its completely inconsistent to give a "price break" on the higher capacity models but not the base.

    16gb with no options of expansion is pretty paltry.
    09-10-2014 08:53 AM
  5. sting7k's Avatar
    I was surprised by this as well. I guess the 16 is their highest margin phone and the one they sell the most of which is why the kept it. In all honesty, its completely inconsistent to give a "price break" on the higher capacity models but not the base.

    16gb with no options of expansion is pretty paltry.
    The larger capacity iPhones are the highest margin. An extra 16/32GB of flash memory does not cost Apple $100.
    09-10-2014 09:17 AM
  6. nyc_rock's Avatar
    The larger capacity iPhones are the highest margin. An extra 16/32GB of flash memory does not cost Apple $100.
    If the cost of memory is dropping to the point that Apple is able offer an extra 32 and 64GB for free, what do you think that does to the margin's on the 16gb without a price drop? It is a money grab.
    09-10-2014 09:24 AM
  7. nyc_rock's Avatar
    If the cost of memory is dropping to the point that Apple is able offer an extra 32 and 64GB for free, what do you think that does to the margin's on the 16gb without a price drop? It is a money grab.
    And by the way, I am not complaining. I would have bought the 32gb so now I can get the 64 for same price. The 16 though, is now totally overpriced.
    09-10-2014 09:30 AM
  8. Pete Sake's Avatar
    For Me I've always gone to the 32GB option so being the price point is the same on the 4.7 but I get twice as much space is a "Plus" in my book. (pun intended)
    nikkisharif likes this.
    09-10-2014 09:43 AM
  9. PlayfulCan0358's Avatar
    This is the same marketing ploy you see at McDonalds. Pay a C note more and get one free. All they want is the $100 bill. It costs them little.


    This is me! Is that you?
    09-10-2014 10:42 AM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Believe it or not, there's a whole lot of iPhone users whom only want 16 gb. We're all fanboys and fangirls, or at least semi fanpeople. We use more space than the average iPhone user. Take my wife [uses Rodney Dangerfield voice], who got a 32 gb 5c in March. She started with about 28 gb. She still has 24 gb available. Not much music, very few apps and about 600 photos. There's a lot of people like her, who just do not use that much space on their phone. So I can see keeping the 16 gb model. The rest of us wanted more than 32. Who wanted 32 gb for $299, when they can have 64 gb for $299? Apple has given us a bargain.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
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    09-10-2014 11:06 AM
  11. chris_26's Avatar
    Not surprised they are forcing fans to either spend more or use their iCloud service.

    Moves like this is why sometimes I hate Apple.

    tapatalk LG pro D852

    If you were looking to buy the 32gb iphone 6 you are actually saving money. You will pay the same price but instead a 64gb.. That is a bargain you.
    09-10-2014 04:33 PM
  12. OBF's Avatar
    I would've loved to pay the same price of a 16gig for a 32gig. But whatever. 64gig @ the price of what the 32gig costs is cool.


    Sent from my Space Grey iPhone 5s using Tapatalk
    09-11-2014 01:31 PM
  13. tyler_barnhardt's Avatar
    Like others I am surprised that they did not kill the 16gb and start with 32gb for $199. However, I wanted to get the 32gb so I'm not upset that I'll be getting 64gb for what traditionally was the 32gb price point.
    09-11-2014 01:40 PM
  14. richv77's Avatar
    I doubt that. 32GB was plenty fine for me. I personally do not know anyone with the 64GB model.
    It's not the storage size increase as much as the 64GB model costs $749 without tax! How about adding a warrant on top of that?
    BTW, I often buy Off Contract.

    -Rich
    09-11-2014 02:50 PM
  15. sting7k's Avatar
    If the cost of memory is dropping to the point that Apple is able offer an extra 32 and 64GB for free, what do you think that does to the margin's on the 16gb without a price drop? It is a money grab.
    I know it's a money grab.
    09-11-2014 03:11 PM
  16. edd's Avatar
    So you're upset that you'll get 64GB for the price of a 32? I'm lost
    Who's upset? I said I was disappointed that they aren't putting out a 32 GB for the $199 price point. How could you possibly be lost?

    They dropped the 8GB option when the 4S came out. It would have made some sense to move on with 32 GB as a starting point and drop the 16.
    09-11-2014 03:42 PM
  17. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Who's upset? I said I was disappointed that they aren't putting out a 32 GB for the $199 price point. How could you possibly be lost?

    They dropped the 8GB option when the 4S came out. It would have made some sense to move on with 32 GB as a starting point and drop the 16.
    It would have made sense to YOU. As far as everyone else can tell, it made more sense for Apple to offer a cheaper entry level storage option of 16GB for those who still wanted the cheaper cost device AND for those who rely primarily on iCloud storage for their storage needs...then offer the midrange at 64GB at the same pricing point as the previous mid range pricing (32GB).

    People need to understand that Apple kills two birds with one stone by keeping with the 16GB model as the entry point...they make more profit off of this vs. a 32GB option, and they continue to satisfy the entry level consumer as well as the iCloud based consumer.
    nikkisharif likes this.
    09-11-2014 03:58 PM
  18. edd's Avatar
    It would have made sense to YOU. As far as everyone else can tell, it made more sense for Apple to offer a cheaper entry level storage option of 16GB...
    Everyone else? Everyone? Have you read this thread?
    09-11-2014 04:24 PM
  19. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Everyone else? Everyone? Have you read this thread?
    Perhaps I should have worded it better for clarity...it makes more sense to people who use logic to think about why the decision was made.
    09-11-2014 07:22 PM
  20. Pyros aser's Avatar
    this is great because it made affordable to us.
    09-12-2014 06:19 AM
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