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The iPad Mini was at least a substantial enough discount from the main iPad.The 5C is nearly the same price as the 5S with HALF as many features and a plastic body versus a chamfered metal body.The entire exercise of the 5C will in the long run pad Apple's wallets and not give consumers a more accessible iPhone.We don't know that China Mobile will subsidize the 5C, but if they do only a fraction of the people on their network would qualify for a subsidized phone...
Even so,Most of us knew the iPhone 5C would NEVER be cheap enough for impoverished people in BRIC countries.At a minimum we expected midrange $300-500 which it's hard to say if the 5C even addresses that market globally.I agree with you that the 5C is a hard sell for prepaid markets. If it were $450 it'd be a stretch for prepaid but still within the $300-500 midrange, but at $550 that puts it up with the likes of flagship Android and Windows phones.I don't really know what...
That's true.We may see an 8GB model introduced after the holiday season sold for $450 replacing the 4S.Seeing as Ming Cho was pretty much 100% accurate about what Apple would do, I believe he said the 4S was only a stop gap till the end of the year.
Stock closed down because the 5C was seen as too expensive.Of course it'll sell well because its an Apple product but at the same time I feel Apple could have been a lot more aggressive with the pricing of their plastic phone.
Everything looks great. If only the 5C were $100 cheaper or maybe had a 8GB model for $450
 Increase Apple's margins... For an investor this is good news. For consumers we're getting less of a bargain than we would normally get from Apple. I'm sure the profit margin on the 5C will be greater than the 4Ss was last year.
 The benefit of Apple keeping the price of the 5C is high, is that the Apple brand will continue to hold an aspirational and lust-worthy status.  People in China and Japan will likely buy the 5C in droves because it will be seen as a more premium product versus Huwei and Samsun phones. Add in the fact Apple will continue selling the iPhone 4 for about $400 (after tax which is an AMAZING bargain even in China) and Apple's sales are going to skyrocket there.
 Although the price is too high the fun colors of the 5C will definitely appeal in Asian. The 5C and the gold 5S will likely become must have items.
I agree with everyone. The price is a major missed opportunity from Apple. This will be popular in the US. But overseas for prepaid markets? I doubt it.
 I was thinking something similar. What if the new FP sensing home button is a capacitive touch button and not a physical button? That would help the whole device last longer.
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