Originally Posted by newmaq
There are many out there that are waiting for one of a few things to happen before they take the plunge:
Their current mobile plan to expire so they don't take a hit.
Something reasonable people locked into a plan would do.
A few extra bucks to hit the budget to justify.
A very significant point that needs to be stressed. Some people simply are not flush with money for unplanned expenditures.
Birthday so their wife will get them one...(I hope she reads this)
Bugs to be worked out of current system.
Bugs and missing software features are a big one for me and I suspect a number of other people. Calendar and the E-Mail package need work and then they need to consider file management. As it is even if flush with money the iPhone is hard to justify if it won't fit into my work habits.
Software is the issue keeping me from buying at the moment!
Don't want to be seen as the weenie that had to have the newest gadget.
Actually I had pull in that direction. That is buying the iPhone for the weenie factor. Fortunately conservatism (the good kind) won out. I can save my money for a bit long and wait for Apple or the competition to get it right. One significant source of competition would be OpenMoko if they can pull it off soon enough.
Or they quite simply have not held one in their hands or watched someone play with it.
Actually this is a very compelling sales approach. I was extremely tempted after seeing one first hand in the store.
Like myself, many have to justify purchases. Suckers pay retail right? Some are just waiting for the first promotion so they can brag they got a good deal. Anyone who bought right away paid retail...
Frankly even I see this as a bit of a cheap shot. Sales for the most part are made up of buyers and sellers agreeing on a reasonable price. In the case of Apple things are skewed a bit towards Apple but if enough people walk away from Apple's IPhone they will get the message.
As a side note I don't expect Apple to lower prices on current models, rather I see them bringing out new models and make the old "BEST" model the new entry level device..