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Aren't 3 models of the iPhone currently being sold? (5, 4s, 4)

In many markets, for example Australia, only the iphone5 is available in stock for contracts. You can only buy 16GB iphone 4 and 4s at the Apple store. 

post #42 of 46
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In many markets, for example Australia, only the iphone5 is available in stock for contracts. You can only buy 16GB iphone 4 and 4s at the Apple store. 

Same here in NL: only 16GB versions of the 5 & 4s. There is 1 32GB in white available at 1 carrier that I came across yesterday.
post #43 of 46
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Does a customer benefit in any way that Apple has 90% of the profits.

This just means their products are over priced. But...

How is it that people can find there way to this forum, sign up, post and yet still not understand what over-priced means in a market. 1oyvey.gif

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post #44 of 46
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Samsung has 30% market share, and Apple has +90% of the profits.

Does a customer benefit in any way that Apple has 90% of the profits.

This just means their products are over priced. But...

Overpriced compared to what?

Yes, this pricing thing, and profit, helps the customer. How would Asus ever come up if Apple didn't spent big $ on R&D / Design for the MacBook Air? You think this comes cheap?
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Originally Posted by Nathillien View Post
This just means their products are over priced. But...

 

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post #46 of 46
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Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post

There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance. It's a $500 subsidized item. They may make a lot of money. But if you actually take a look at the 1.3 billion phones that get sold, I'd prefer to have our software in 60% or 70% or 80% of them, than I would to have 2% or 3%, which is what Apple might get.

You can't simply look at Android's market share number and think "OMG"

There are tons of phones running Android... no argument here.

Now subtract all those terrible $80 Android phones sold in China and India from manufacturers you've never even heard of. There's a good chance they are running Gingerbread... today. They are underpowered and of relatively poor quality.

But hey... they increase Android's market share!
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