Leaving Apple if iPhone 6 price is raised

Discussion in 'iPhone 6' started by efuseakay, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. efuseakay

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    I didn't read into it yet, but just the thought of it is sad and ridiculous.
     
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    They'll do it because people will pay for it. Just like the iPad. More and more people are jumping ship because the competition has some nice phones for less $. Maybe Apple is hoping loyal customers will pay the higher price to make up for the declining revenue every quarter.
     
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    Getting back on topic, I have to say that I'm not at all surprised by this news. I'm not sure how I feel about it, but I always expected that would shoot for $299 for the new iPhone. Does anyone recall the price of the first Galaxy Note? It might help justify the price. But yes, prices are going down and Apple's going up.
     
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    "Jefferies analyst Peter Misek says, " Our checks indicate Apple has started negotiating with carriers on a $100 iPhone 6 price increase. The initial response has been no, but there seems to be an admission that there is no other game-changing device this year."

    Because the iPhone is the only phone that matters this year, carriers may cave and give Apple the price bump it wants.""

    This makes it all make sense to me.
     
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    Will think about going someplace else
     
  8. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    Also, if the rumors about a 5.5" iPhone 6 pan out, a price jump makes a little more sense.
     
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    Most definitely!

    EDIT: If I do get a bigger iPhone screen, will this cause the air vent kanu for iPhone to fit in most phones that I just bought online become useless? :p
     
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    I could see the smaller of the "supposed two sizes" being same price as we are used to and the bigger one being the price jump. I hope so atleast


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  11. JWiPhone

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    They can raise the price, but I just won't upgrade every year. I will just find a way to make up the difference, like cutting way back on app and music purchases.
     
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    I can see the rumored 5.5 version being much more pricey, but raising the price of the base 4.7 would be a bad decision.

    And Chris, my apologies for the thread title. Ty for changing it.
     
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    I'm not at all surprised if the 5.5 inch model will be $100 extra. I also won't be all that surprised if the 4.7 inch model will be $50 extra. I can't say I would be that shocked if they don't come out with a 5.5 inch model at all :laugh2:
     
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    Looking at the current build quality of the Samsung Galaxy S5, arguably the biggest competitor, it's made mostly of plastic. I'd say that $100 is worth it for the higher build quality of an iPhone 6. I think we need to see the tear down before calling it a cash grab.
     
  15. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    As a counterpoint, my 4.7" HTC One was made primarily of metal, had very good build quality, and cost me a full-price $650 for the 32GB version.
     
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    Good point, but I think HTC has to be ultra-competitive in price/build. I'd say this bigger iPhone will be the biggest launch since the early days of the iPhone 3G. If demand is high for large screens and internal Apple slides say just that, people will come out in droves. That kind of high demand means they don't have to cut pricing. It's safe to say the iPhone 6 will cost more to build than the iPhone 5s. Not $100 more, but more.

    I'm not defending the move, but it makes sense.
     
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    "If you build it, they will come."
     
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    You heard it here first, put your iPhone 5s on Craigslist early -- August early, if you want decent value.
     
  19. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    I understand, but I need a phone.
     
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    Same here, maybe I'll dust off my Lumia 521.:eek:
     

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