Yep. And as neither of us actually knows them, you can't say that. That's why I added the extra $50.
asdasd wrote: »
Oh FFS those are American contract prices. In the rest of the world there is no such thing as X price on contact because there are different prices for different contracts.
Well the iPhone 4 model could be just repackaged in plastic and lower res screen and less memory and slower processor.......oh yeah... they could just bring back the original iPhone and 3g and sell it for less.
Market share does not come for free.
iAds will need to make it up, plus royalties on apps sold to the customers of the cheaper iPhone model
andysol wrote: »
Oh FFS- is he supposed to list pricing for 193-250 countries just to appease everyone? It's an American site, the majority of users are American, Apple is American, the largest selling country for Apple is the USA, and he's American. You can do your own math for your own country.
Disclaimer: this doesn't mean I don't like posts from people from other countries. In fact, I really enjoy listening about other countries and how Apple does and is perceived over there. What I don't do is bitch if they bring it up.
Which is why I think the whole cheap iPhone thing is stupid in the first place.
There's a big world out there outside of the US, and in "emerging" markets (I live in Latin America) Apple products are very expensive, and more so when the average income is figured in. Where I live, the 4S starts at $740 USD, and the 5 at $870. I remember when I bought my iPhone 4 (granted, the biggest model in terms of memory) it was $1200 USD. A MacBook Air is cheaper than that. Wages here are much lower than the US and it's difficult for many people to buy iPhones legitimately (which is why they're the hottest items on the black market). If Apple wants to sell more iPhones, there are markets out there in the world Apple is missing. This is one of them, and Latin America is huge, and it's going from Blackberry to $300 Android phones. IF Apple wants a piece of this pie, then they're going to have to make some adjustments.
it's not. a cheap iPhone would sweep the prepaid market. Growth in China & India would explode. However, in the US it won't do so well and analysts will cry failure. but to be honest, other than wall street, who cares what analysts think?
I'm sorry but since when has Apple created cheaper, lower quality products just to gain market share? I just don't see the point.
... "However, after the launch of Pad mini, this segment has become one of the largest parts of the market, even convincing many suers to upgrade from cheaper tablets to the iPad mini."
MacRumors noted another round of iPad/iPad Mini refurb reductions from Apple in the past week. To be clear they've not blamed it on anything in particular. Perhaps there's just a few too many right now and the price will go up soon.
9to5 posted one of the best deals they saw, a 16GB Wi-Fi Mini refurbed for just $249 at WalMart. Free in-store pick-up or $5 shipping.