Originally Posted by Tallest Skil
You seem to have gone insane. How about just admitting you're wrong and shutting up?
The only thing this proves is that you don't have the first clue what you're talking about, nor have you ever. Let's try again: you're supposed to be comparing TWO phones. Not the iPhone and the iPhone, TWO phones. One… two. Now run along.
Don't tell me what my point was or what I'm supposed to do, you have less than an idea what you are talking about.
i'll simplify this for you, you might get it, if I dumb it down enough, please, read what i say slowly...
The iPhone 5S & 5C are over prices here (here being Australia) the extra tax that other device makers put on their phones is a lot smaller.
The AUD & USD are about on par, so that isn't the reason for this, Apple charge Australians more for the same products, this is simply a fact, These phones cost more than they should cost, Point 1, Done.
Point 2, since i was thinking about how those devices are over priced (In Australia) how can they justify the price?.
Simply, they can't, to the wider market, people on the fence who haven't chosen a side, looking to buy a smart phone, looking at a flagship phone, they see the iPhone 5S - $1129 AU they see the HTC One $775AU then they see the very popular & very hyped Samsung galaxy S4, phone winning the prizes of all tech sites (yeah its over rated & not actually that good, but the public doesn't know that) is at $579 & been on sale for $400.....people looking from a far might think that the One & S4 have higher specs (which it does have on paper) they might look at the benchmarks, which are coming out (we know benchmarks don't show real world use, but again, the public doesn't know this) the news sites & tech sites are talking up the Android devices & the comments sections are totally slamming the iOS devices (which I disagree with, but again, the public doesn't know this).
Build quality isn't the reason for the price, the HTC One has an amazing build quality, Customer satisfaction, I never see that reported on outside of Apple sites & the buzz that I hear from people I know & randoms i meet, The S4 is considered the best phone out.
I think those people are idiots too, but the numbers don't lie & the phone is selling like crazy.
If someone is moving from apple to android, they might choose a flagship phone, S4 or HTC One, that puts them in the same category, which they are, they just are.
Point 2, of course DONE.
& there is a big price gap between these flagship devices, tell me why this is?, i'll keep buying Apple stuff, I have made my choice, but what would you say to someone that isn't already invested?.
You always fixate on a small narrow part of what someone says, the new iPhone price compared to the other phones wasn't my main point....& you are still wrong!
Looks like you should run along, this is a one sided beating, I was entertained for a bit, its getting sad tho, very sad.
It's not going well for you & if you keep replying, i'll keep literally whooping you.
I'll have to come up with funny pics to attach to my replies, maybe photos can aid you.
Edited by Zozman - 9/12/13 at 6:52pm