Originally Posted by iRon man 5c flop or not?
No matter how much we argue about the 5c being a flop or a best seller, you have to keep in mind that it's likely we'll never know any real figures.
The most common prediction (and I guess find out today) is that Apple won't separate opening weekend figures like after the ipad mini...
As far as complaints about it being too expensive? What? There's not much mystery in how Apple price thei previous years models.
The only surprise to me (and most I think) was that I was expecting lower specs, and it to take the entry level spot.Price drops for Christmas?
Hmmm. What have they done every other year? Kept everything the same price for pretty much one whole year! Unlike every other brand of cellphone that gradually reduces over the year.
I also don't quite understand yet how the US model works for $99 & $199 models. Is that on the same terms of contract for both?(eg. Calls,text & data?)
Over here in NZ the on contract price varies depending on what level of plan you take. You can get the newest one for free if you sign up for around $130/month (unlimited call,text, & 2 Gb data), or $400 off for the $50 a month plan.
The outright cost is about $200 different ($649 4s, and likely $849 5c and $1049 5s - including all taxes).
When the difference is a couple of hundred dollars, the middle and lower option become more attractive to the entry level buyer...And finally, the bigger screen...
Going by previous patterns, extremely unlikely before the next yearly update. I'd definitely feel like getting the pitchfork and burning torch out if they did another iPad style mid cycle refresh on my (soon) new iPhone.
And can we give it a rest on saying there will or won't be a bigger screen like we know it's a fact? Even if you're right in the end - either way it's just educated guess work now.
And the crap people spout here about only morons buying bigger screens (and/or other brands). I know plenty of intelligent people that have a S3 or S4, and I know plenty of others that don't give a toss about phones at all. You might think its a marketing ploy, but it's obvious to me that a lot of people enjoy the extra screen space. Which is why I'm sitting typing on an iPad instead of the iPhone.
Don't like it, don't buy it.
I can personally see bigger screen iPhone as a likelihood, and I'd definitely want to try one, but like everything Apple, we'll find out on their schedule (with months of leaks beforehand).