I was being sarcastic, one of the awe's of the iPhone is that not everyone could get one now everybody is gonna have them and the awe is gone, its a great phone and I love mine, you will never find a rolex for 200 dollars they range from 3,000 to 100,000+ and they are the finest made watches in the world, if they were sold for 200 dollars they wouldn't be and most of that is the quality of the product and the people that buy and wear them know this.
by dropping the price of the iPhone to make them affordable just made the product one that was a must own piece of hot technology that movie stars were buying into a fly by night now everyone will have one item and its a shame.
Why is it a shame that everyone will have one? Once again I don't see the connection between a device's allure being directed related to how much people of lower income brakets cannot afford them...
But then again, I would use the iPhone for mail, and internet and listening to music. Not for compensation....ahem.
Along the same lines of how I use a car for driving....not for 'puttin' the top down, crusin' for babes....'
The only instance that I have come across is when I buy a cool shirt at a thrift store or something - and I see someone on TV, or in public that has the same shirt. Then I'm like, darn...someone else has this shirt - it's not as cool.
Gadgets are gadgets and not unique, and just because Joe Blow down the street has one does not LESSEN functionality of yours. So maybe you should stop looking to the exclusivity of devices as a high selling point.
Sorry to be so bitchy about this - but seriously this materialism really irks me. I want the iPhone because of its features...not because other people can't afford it.