Apple ditches 32GB capacity for iPhone 6, offers storage sizes of 16, 64 & 128GB starting at $199

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  • Reply 21 of 50

    I was forced to buy a 64GB iPhone 5 because the 32's were sold out at the time.  I originally thought it would be overkill, but being a music lover and an app user, it's been around 50GB usage for awhile.  I'm still thinking whether I need 128.  Probably will get it in the end.

     

    Oh, that reality distortion field...

  • Reply 22 of 50
    joshajosha Posts: 901member
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    Originally Posted by ThePixelDoc View Post



    "As for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, the 16-gigabyte version will start at $299, with $100 price jumps for 64 and 128 gigabytes each."



    Why even bother with 16gb on that size? Use the rest of the 32gb inventory might have been better?

    I couldn't agree more.  The iPhone6 should start at 32GB.

    Only 16GB on an iPhone6 is as silly as the 8gb on the iPhone4s.

    I'm forever pushing into the 16GB on my iPhone4.  My next iPhone will definitely be 32GB.

  • Reply 23 of 50
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    josha wrote: »
    My next iPhone will definitely be 32GB.

    So you're not getting the iPhone 6?
  • Reply 24 of 50

    Anyone else feel like we're getting screwed with that 16 gb entry phone now?

  • Reply 25 of 50

    So excited for the 128 GB model.  For the first time in years I'll be able to store my entire music library on one device.

  • Reply 26 of 50
    Originally Posted by j1h15233 View Post

    Anyone else feel like we're getting screwed with that 16 gb entry phone now?



    No, you’re just not its market.

  • Reply 27 of 50
    moreckmoreck Posts: 187member
    I'm definitely getting the 64GB version!
  • Reply 28 of 50
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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     



    No, you’re just not its market.


    It's a BS move by Apple. I've always felt like they put the customer first, while also trying to make as much money as humanly possible. Today, they went straight for the cash grab.

  • Reply 29 of 50
    anomeanome Posts: 1,303member
    I'm conflicted about 128GB. I absolutely need at least that much on my iPad, but I've been able to get by on 64GB on the phone (whereas 32GB previously was insufficient). On the other hand, having the extra room would feel nice.
  • Reply 30 of 50

    128 gb for me

  • Reply 31 of 50
    Originally Posted by j1h15233 View Post

    It's a BS move by Apple. I've always felt like they put the customer first, while also trying to make as much money as humanly possible. Today, they went straight for the cash grab.

     

    Not at all. They know how many of their 16 GB sell, and they know how many of their 64 GB sell. The numbers are like an inverse bell curve–the middle model sells the fewest. If the low end hadn’t been selling, they’d’ve upped the capacity. It is. They didn’t.

     

    To the customer, it will appear as though they have simply excised that middle model and dropped the price of the big one. And the added benefit of seeing 4x capacity for 100 more where before it was 2x should upsell pretty well.

  • Reply 32 of 50
    bigpicsbigpics Posts: 1,382member
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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

     

    Because people will pay up to the next one. It’s brilliant.


     

     

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    Originally Posted by fallenjt View Post

     

    Yup...very smart, Apple. They make people feel like they get a good deal on 64GB version by spending $100 more.


     

     

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    Originally Posted by chronster View Post

     

    No, Tallest Skill, it isn't brilliant, it's tacky.  Apple is devolving, and little things like this are proof.  

     

    A brilliant move isn't something Joe consumer figures out on the spot and gets pissed about.  A brilliant move is getting Joe consumer to buy the bigger model and feel like he's getting a deal.  You don't do that jumping from 16 to 64. 




    This is long-term bullshit more than short term brilliance...

     

    ...but not evidence Apple is devolving, rather that they continue (as they have for decades) to leave potential customers for life on the table in the name of a few bucks of extra margin today by underspeccing base product models (usually RAM and storage), when nearly everyone I know who buys their first Apple product buys the base config - whether it's it's the best to meet their needs or leave them frustrated. 



    And when they're frustrated by a sub-par experience (e.g., not enough RAM for OS X to sing), they tend not to come back to Apple, feeling they were sold hype.  I'd think a company with their stated goals of people having a "wonderful experience" and promoting themselves as a premium brand would want to make sure base models ended up allowing a little headroom for growth for a wider range of potential buyers.



    Nothing new here, including my frustration with some parts of their "corporate DNA"....

  • Reply 33 of 50
    Do we have to wait for the 19th to see these in a store and figure out what size screen size to buy?
  • Reply 34 of 50
    Question: I wonder if this pricing structure will apply to the iPads price points.
  • Reply 35 of 50
    Originally Posted by dancxg View Post

    Do we have to wait for the 19th to see these in a store and figure out what size screen size to buy?



    Of course.

  • Reply 36 of 50
    To the people who feel 16GB is enough: over time, file sizes increase for almost everything. App sizes will increase as developers will need to include more image assets/code (like more sizes of splash screens, at possibly higher resolutions, to accomodate all iOS devices in a single binary), photos/videos will be at higher resolutions, possibly sound files increasing in size, too.

    When making purchasing decisions, you should try to project your future needs, not only go by your current needs. I think the same adage for computers applies here: buy as much iPhone as your budget allows. In this case, that means max out storage space as much as you can afford. It's usually the better decision in the long run.
  • Reply 37 of 50
    pazuzupazuzu Posts: 1,728member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dancxg View Post



    Do we have to wait for the 19th to see these in a store and figure out what size screen size to buy?

    Go to a Best Buy and check out a Samsung Galaxy to get a feel for it for now. <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />

  • Reply 38 of 50
    Because people will pay up to the next one. It’s brilliant.

    Absolutely right. Most people see the minor price difference and go up one level.
  • Reply 39 of 50

    This pricing seems good for a new iPhone customer but not for an existing one who wants to upgrade.

     

    If I have an iPhone 5 16gb which was bought on-contract in 2012 and in 2 years I have accumulated apps, photos, music and videos making the device almost full, I now have to cut corners and manage my content to get the entry level iPhone 6/6+.

     

    Else, pay up Apple a $100 premium in addition to the contract fees to feel secure.

    How is that not arm-twisting Joe the consumer?

  • Reply 40 of 50
    Absolutely right. Most people see the minor price difference and go up one level.

    Apple could have made it $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB, $399 for 64GB and $499 for 128GB and it would have probably caused just as much crying as dropping the 64GB and 128GB models by $100 each.
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