Report: iPhone grabs 32% of global handset profits in 2009

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  • Reply 21 of 182
    nasseraenasserae Posts: 3,158member
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    Originally Posted by iPhone1982 View Post


    You got a $100 credit on the Apple Store that could not be used for iTunes.



    I was the same sucker you were.



    I still have my $100 credit because there is nothing in the Apple Store for a $100 that I want (after 2 years).



    Wait...



    Please sell me the POS earphones that ship with every iPod and iPhone. They make my ears bleed but I'll look cool. NOT.



    Wait... You are saying you have bought the first gen iPhone and even though you didn't like it you went ahead and bought not one but two iPhone 3G when they came out?! And you are here now bashing the iPhone?!
  • Reply 22 of 182
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    Originally Posted by NasserAE View Post


    Wait... You are saying you have bought the first gen iPhone and even though you didn't like it you went ahead and bought the 2 iPhone 3G when they came out?!



    He?s a self hating Luddite so he?s compelled to buy that which he despised? or he is lying, as usual.
  • Reply 23 of 182
    davidwdavidw Posts: 977member
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    Originally Posted by iPhone1982 View Post


    Was Apple's Credit $200 or $100 for the 1st Gen iPhone?



    I still have my $100 credit so I know the answer to this. Nothing I have said on this board or forum is nothing but the truth.



    That is why I always give CREDIT to the author or Site for my reaction to the this board.



    AppleInsider should start doing the same with credible resources that are not 5 years old.





    If I remember correctly people that bought an iPhone within 30 days before the price drop got back $200 in cash. That's becuase there's a 30 days return policy on the phone. So these people could have just returned the phone and bought the cheaper one anyways.



    People that bought the iPhone 30 days or more before the price drop got back $100 credit at the Apple Store. Which Apple didn't have to give at all.
  • Reply 24 of 182
    newbeenewbee Posts: 2,055member
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    Originally Posted by iPhone1982 View Post


    This is the exact reason the World will not like this article.



    It shows that Apple is over charging for a hot product while they can.



    With the number of other Smart Phones on the Market (WinMo 6.5 soon to be here and looks great, Android will only give Apple what they want to now that they are an OS and Mobile OS & Palm, which will likely be bought out ((hopefully by Microsoft)) all of which multi task the consumers and Vendors will start the



    "YEAH IT'S AN IPHONE BUT THEY OVER CHARGE YOU FOR THE SAME PRODUCT". Campaigns.





    You know I'm going to hate myself for even replying to this ridiculous rant but what the hell ...



    The marketplace is the ONLY one who can determine whether Apple is overcharging or not ... and it is saying in ever increasing numbers ... they're NOT ! Just because you or I don't want to pay that price for a phone does not in ANY way mean it is overpriced.



    As far as WinMo taking over because of a cheaper device arriving soon .... tell me, how is that Zune thingy working out against the iPod, hmmmm ?



    In closing ... if you're going to be a troll ... at least be a GOOD one, o.k.?
  • Reply 25 of 182
    irnchrizirnchriz Posts: 1,591member
    After careful consideration I have decided that not to dignify 'iPhone1982' with a response.
  • Reply 26 of 182
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    Originally Posted by whatisgoingon View Post


    overcharging compared to what?



    Here in the US, the cost of the iPhone is sold at pretty much the same price (after subsidy) as the Palm Pre and similar RIM devices. And if anything, they've driven the price down for all other phones because the other phones can't compete on usability or the app store, so they have to compete on price.



    Apple has made a decent quality handset that doesn't cost them a lot to make, but uses their software advantage to generate margin. EVERY other manufacturer wishes they could do that.



    I paid the same for my 16bg iphone as my previous samsung sgh i600 which was a god awful phone for the record. I looked at plenty of other things such as the nokia n95 and it was by far the best value. It is also a far better phone but most of us know that by now.



    SAying that we are being overcharged because a company makes big profits is faulty logic. Lets not forget the cost of R&D and the future R&D to come. Since I bought my phone there have been many updates, the app store etc, bundles of added value. My samsung died when i tried to make it WM6 as WM5 was awful.
  • Reply 27 of 182
    jfanningjfanning Posts: 3,394member
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    Originally Posted by iPhone1982 View Post


    Is this the reason why Apple has reduced their 8gb phone to $99.00. Heck, Touch users pay 10% of that for the software upgrades to their MUSIC PLAYERS>



    The iPhone 3G does not cost $99, never has, never will
  • Reply 28 of 182
    jfanningjfanning Posts: 3,394member
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    Originally Posted by Prince View Post


    In the phone market, Apple isn't selling its products at a premium price. No competitors offer similar devices for any less. Apple actually got started by including more value, such as much more internal storage than other vendors, 8-16GB in climate where phones rarely had more than 512MB. Apple has remained feature-competitive since, at prices that are competitive or even lower than those of its larger rivals.



    That is rubbish, most smart phones supported, and came with more storage than that at the same time as the iPhone
  • Reply 29 of 182
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    Originally Posted by iPhone1982 View Post


    Is this the reason why Apple has reduced their 8gb phone to $99.00. Heck, Touch users pay 10% of that for the software upgrades to their MUSIC PLAYERS>



    Apple has reduced almost every product they sell and what consumers don't know is they are paying for 2 year old tech.



    I think the only product they haven't reduced the price in is the Apple TV which nobody cares about anyway. They have other devices XBOX, Sony PlayStations that understand Quality video.



    iTunes Video Sucks Big Time. Give me VHS or BetaMax. At least I could get porn in those formats. The Jesus Store says NO.



    I would have thought Apple to be Democratic but it's SCREAMING. I'm SARAH PALIN AND NEED TO BE NOTICED.



    The Jesus store? That's pretty offensive. You are applying that people who don't like porn are Christians. There are plenty of atheists who think porn is exploitation and plenty of Christians who secretly watch porn.



    2 year old tech? In that case my intel chip is looking pretty tired. Better stop using my mouse and LCD monitor then - what on earth do you mean? At the end of the day you can choose to buy or not and if the price goes down well that's life. No one was offering me ?500 when my mountain bike price was cut. Apple have been fair over this.



    Talking about a company with words such as democratic is frankly idiotic. What do you mean exactly? Please find a dictionary or preferably read something by plato to get an idea of what it really means. Being not an American I assume the reference to Palin is republic vs democrat and not democratic? There is a world of difference. Last time I checked the republicans also believed in democracy.
  • Reply 30 of 182
    richlrichl Posts: 2,213member
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    Nokia, the leader in phone sales worldwide, has watched its market share evaporate under competition from Apple and RIM by doing just the opposite.



    Huh?



    Let's destroy some myths here...
    1. Nokia's quarter-to-quarter smartphone marketshare is actually rising at the moment.

    2. Nokia's overall marketshare is flat.

    3. Nokia's overall marketshare is under threat from Samsung and LG, not Apple and RIM. Both companies make vast profits from their mobile operations but actual unit sales are too low to significantly affect Nokia's marketshare. In terms of units, Nokia sells in 4 days what Apple sells in a quarter.

  • Reply 31 of 182
    jeffdmjeffdm Posts: 12,949member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by iPhone1982 View Post


    With the number of other Smart Phones on the Market (WinMo 6.5 soon to be here and looks great, Android will only give Apple what they want to now that they are an OS and Mobile OS & Palm, which will likely be bought out ((hopefully by Microsoft)) all of which multi task the consumers and Vendors will start the



    "YEAH IT'S AN IPHONE BUT THEY OVER CHARGE YOU FOR THE SAME PRODUCT". Campaigns.



    You know, nobody has to buy the iPhone. As you say, there are alternatives. So why are you complaining about Apple's pricing? If it really is too high, the market should respond by not buying so many.



    Where is that Android system? For being an open platform, if it's any good, shouldn't I be able to find it on more than one obscure phone with flaky hardware?



    Wouldn't you be happier if you just bought that WinMo phone and go away? You're investing too much anger here, you would be better off if you don't come here and get even angrier. It's like you enjoy washing up with sandpaper or something.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by iPhone1982 View Post


    Is this the reason why Apple has reduced their 8gb phone to $99.00. Heck, Touch users pay 10% of that for the software upgrades to their MUSIC PLAYERS>



    Apple has reduced almost every product they sell and what consumers don't know is they are paying for 2 year old tech.



    Maybe the other companies are using "newer" technologies prematurely because they don't know how to do good software? Better hardware is wasted on low quality software.



    Quote:

    I would have thought Apple to be Democratic but it's SCREAMING. I'm SARAH PALIN AND NEED TO BE NOTICED.



    We don't need asinine political sniping. How about you knock off this all-caps. If you lack the maturity to communicate without caps, maybe you just don't belong here.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by iPhone1982 View Post


    Was Apple's Credit $200 or $100 for the 1st Gen iPhone?



    I still have my $100 credit so I know the answer to this. Nothing I have said on this board or forum is nothing but the truth.



    There are plenty of non-Apple products you can buy at the Apple store. Go buy yourself a portable hard drive or something. Buy some headphones. Anything but trolling here.
  • Reply 32 of 182
    mac_dogmac_dog Posts: 708member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by iPhone1982 View Post


    This is the exact reason the World will not like this article.



    It shows that Apple is over charging for a hot product while they can.



    waaaa...don't buy apple. stop crying and get a pc.



    time and again i hear a bunch of whiners on this list, complaining about price. you don't have to buy apple products. no one is forcing your hand. get a pc, stop crying, and if you really want a pc (with the apple experience) take your complaints to microsoft and encourage them to innovate.



    i don't own an iphone because i can't justify the cost?i also hate at&t.



    however, i simply love apple and the user experience and they're doing just fine by me.



    i just had to upgrade to a new workstation after my blue and white dual 400mhz couldn't handle large files. it was over 10 years old. it still runs beautifully. can you say that about a pc? i may pay more for apple, but it's all about quality, value and ease of use, for me.
  • Reply 33 of 182
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 31,986member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by iPhone1982 View Post


    Was Apple's Credit $200 or $100 for the 1st Gen iPhone?



    I still have my $100 credit so I know the answer to this. Nothing I have said on this board or forum is nothing but the truth.



    That is why I always give CREDIT to the author or Site for my reaction to the this board.



    AppleInsider should start doing the same with credible resources that are not 5 years old.



    As I've said, I don't care what your opinion is. Its how you express it.
  • Reply 34 of 182
    jeffdmjeffdm Posts: 12,949member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by RichL View Post


    [*]Nokia's overall marketshare is under threat from Samsung and LG, not Apple and RIM. Both companies make vast profits from their mobile operations but actual unit sales are too low to significantly affect Nokia's marketshare. In terms of units, Nokia sells in 4 days what Apple sells in a quarter.[/list]



    If Nokia's making so many phones, shouldn't they be making more money on them? How about some like-for-like?



    How many of those phones are of the smart phone class? I don't think many of us here give a poop about the feature phone class. If it's a feature phone you want, you're not getting an Apple.
  • Reply 35 of 182
    jeffdmjeffdm Posts: 12,949member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mac_dog View Post


    i just had to upgrade to a new workstation after my blue and white dual 400mhz couldn't handle large files. it was over 10 years old. it still runs beautifully. can you say that about a pc? i may pay more for apple, but it's all about quality, value and ease of use, for me.



    I have an 11 year old dual Xeon that still gets daily use. Seems to work just fine.
  • Reply 36 of 182
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 31,986member
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    Originally Posted by JeffDM View Post


    I have an 11 year old dual Xeon that still gets daily use. Seems to work just fine.



    That is unusual for most PC's though. Xeon machines are usually built to a higher standard.
  • Reply 37 of 182
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 31,986member
    Here is the source for the article:



    http://blogs.barrons.com/techtraderd...f-smartphones/
  • Reply 38 of 182
    jeffdmjeffdm Posts: 12,949member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by melgross View Post


    That is unusual for most PC's though. Xeon machines are usually built to a higher standard.



    It's an apt comparison though, a dual PPC was hardly an ordinary consumer machine either.
  • Reply 39 of 182
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 31,986member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JeffDM View Post


    It's an apt comparison though, a dual PPC was hardly an ordinary consumer machine either.



    Sure, but according to IDC, Macs last longer than PC's. It's been my experience as well.
  • Reply 40 of 182
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by iPhone1982 View Post


    Was Apple's Credit $200 or $100 for the 1st Gen iPhone?



    I still have my $100 credit so I know the answer to this. Nothing I have said on this board or forum is nothing but the truth.



    That is why I always give CREDIT to the author or Site for my reaction to the this board.



    AppleInsider should start doing the same with credible resources that are not 5 years old.



    Are you a troll here? Please kindly proceed to Microshitrumors.com then instead of AI.
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