This is by far the most infuriating thing Apple has ever done to me. 16gb standard? When they know people are already struggling with the limited quantity and when they're adding a camera that takes even larger size higher res photos and 60FPS VIDEO?? Deplorable.
You should sue them for battery, psychological distress, and emotional trauma.
Apparently this isn’t happening.
Same resolution. Better quality.
How DARE they give us great features?!
smittybacall wrote: »
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?
rgjac wrote: »
...the base should be...
And continued to happen.
solipsismx wrote: »
That's where you lost me.
rgjac wrote: »
Entry-level, memory at the base level, that's what I meant. The minimum amount of memory a device requires to work as expected. 16GB as the entry-level memory for the 4th generation of a device while memory prices have gone down doesn't feel right, and eliminating the 32GB model is no doubt a plan to make people pay more, what wouldn't happen if the entry-level were that one.
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.
Statistics aside, Apple is now dangling a carrot in front of the consumer. Apple probably get user data through iTunes and they can figure out how many of them have the 16gb model (4, 4S, 5, 5C or 5S) and how many of them are bordering close to the max capacity. Then they can force these users to pony up $100 bucks more than they would normally do ($199) to "feel better" about their new phone rather than offering a base model (which most of these users would normally get) with more capacity.
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.
Then by that logic the next model should be priced at just $50 more or I should get 256 GB for $100 more.