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Apple working on cheaper iPhone
Article references Apple has low market share outside US and slippage of stock prices last fall
Apple Working On a Less-Expensive iPhone - WSJ.com
- 01-09-13, 10:25 AM #3
If they want to stay competitive than they have to go this route. I'm not sure how a lower end iphone will be able to handle the needs/requirements of iphone apps. That's a hand off for them, introduce something lower end, with less power, but it might not be able to properly run certain apps.
They obviously won't sell current hardware at a discount to lower end markets because of the backlash that would ensue from consumers.
I guess we'll see what happens.
- 01-09-13, 10:33 AM #5
01-09-13, 10:39 AM #7
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Apple working on a cheaper iphone? LOL their phones are already built cheaply and sold for top dollar. What will they spend $60 and sell it for $250?
iPhone 5 Build of Materials Costs $207 – $238, Depending on Model
iPhone 5 Build of Materials Costs $207 - $238, Depending on Model | TechnoBuffalo
- 01-09-13, 11:17 AM #10
They already sell previous gen iPhones as their cheaper alternatives. They have economies of scale already...not sure why they would change that. Not to mention that they wouldn't have to design multiple phones a year.
No one is going to sell you a device for near cost, unless there's some other way they can make money off you (eg. Amazon Kindle Fire and content, Google and your data).
- 01-09-13, 11:27 AM #11
Apple is just another company now. Making a product for each niche market. The plateau was the iPhone 4 and 4s era. When you look at an iPad you cannot tell if its an iPad 2 or the iPad 3 without looking closely. When you look at an iPhone 5 you cannot tell that its not an iPhone 4 unless you look at subtle details like headphone jack or camera placement. It used to be VERY obvious when you saw an apple product. You saw the device and you knew which device it was and which generation. It used to be iPod and iPod mini, and iPod shuffle. You could always tell which it was and which generation. That is because there used to be larger leaps in between each one...
01-10-13, 06:37 AM #13
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They may just do this like the IPAD mini it's because overseas the pre-paid market is much bigger and most people won't buy a phone unless unlocked.
They can only sell the older generations for so long before people don't even want it and it may be better to have something cheaper.
Idk completely how it may be done since they have much of the price points covered unlike how it was with IPADS but Idk It's too late/early and my time too PRECIOUS for me to research apple. :P (Crapple)_)
- 01-10-13, 10:17 AM #14
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