I noted two things here
1. The fact that the US prices are the same all these years despite the more expensive hardware shows that Apple is seriously jacking up the prices on these phones. So unless it sells even better than the iph4s we can expect a fall in profits since marginal revenue will b less
2. There is no doubt in my mind that the drastic increase in the UK price is Apple's retaliation for having to publicly say Samsung did not copy them. Apple is like a little child smh I hope people in the UK see what is happeining and decide not to buy the iph5
bolblizt, 06 Nov 2012Apple is premuim brand like a benz and bmw that's it would never be as cheap as plastic phonesDude.. people dont buy benz or BMW just coz they cost higher.. People buy them coz they justify the cost in terms of Luxury , safety , features , engine response. How does iphone justify high cost? Just by premium "FEEL" ?
What's so new about this? I know it from the day when apple was releasing Iphone 5.
bolblizt, 06 Nov 2012Apple is premuim brand like a benz and bmw that's it would never be as cheap as plastic phonesApple phones seem to have more plastic than sony phones. No reason these phones need to cost so much. Made in china by Filipino workers because they do not want to pay what it cost for Chinese workers. But I guess they need the high price to pay for all their lawsuits
Kimidora, 06 Nov 2012Prestige costs more than functionality. Vertu are dumbphones but cost several thousand Galaxie... moreHow you are trying to justify a overpriced device is just sad, you do realize that your so called IPhone barely cost 200$ to make and yet it is sold to people like you for a lot more than that just for than that and you say it is for the sake of prestige? Tell you what, the people who designed IPhone weren't the prestigious ones they are actually the "functional" ones. Your so called prestigious people are being used only to amplify the price of IPhone 5 by making them the model or the advertiser, but they have little to none when it comes to contribution to the creation of your IPhone 5. So without these "functional" people your IPhone 5, and same goes for almost every device we enjoy wouldn't exist, what do you think has more value literally now?
Turdwan, 06 Nov 2012How is the 5 different than the 4S? They've added an extra inch on the display (hardly any of ... moreIts more powerful for a start and has 4G, dont worrie what others are buying u should be worrie about what apps your downloading on your device due to android app beeing extremely open to defrauding u out of your cash.
ammy, 06 Nov 2012whatever d price is their product will going to b sell... cz iphone 5 is totally different from d 4sHow is the 5 different than the 4S? They've added an extra inch on the display (hardly any of the apps have been configured for 4"), they've changed the connector and what else um.....there's no features to the phone like their is with the S3 no selling points barring a bigger screen and a pain in the ass connector that makes Apple more money...
champtheonly, 06 Nov 2012Grow up apple haters! I am ready to trade my GS3 for an iPhone 4s anytime because android doe... moreI bet you dont have an S3... if you would, your comment would have been against apple.. Nice try iFan
bolblizt, 06 Nov 2012Apple is premuim brand like a benz and bmw that's it would never be as cheap as plastic phoneslol... premateur not premium xD
What phone do you, guys, notice most celebrities are using? Not the obsolete Blackberry and stupid Vertu phones even if they can afford them. They all use iPhones. And you have to pay them for them to use an Android phone.
kabhi, 06 Nov 2012The unlocked Iphone (16GB) is available in India for Rs.45500 i.e. approx $818. In US its avai... moreApple is premuim brand like a benz and bmw that's it would never be as cheap as plastic phones
[deleted post]t7X2 is the IP for Opera Mini. I have a 15Mbps internet connection. I just use Opera Mini as it seems to be the only way comments can immediately be posted here without the need to wait for approval.
webs, 06 Nov 2012production cost for iphone is just $300, they should sell it around $500.. .anyway, the one wh... morewhatever d price is their product will going to b sell... cz iphone 5 is totally different from d 4s
production cost for iphone is just $300, they should sell it around $500.. .anyway, the one who said that iphone 5 is for the elitist is a big time social climber. .
[deleted post]Is this i.d. is regional?, someone from india and hongkong use t7X* too.
The unlocked Iphone (16GB) is available in India for Rs.45500 i.e. approx $818. In US its available for $649; which is way less than the Indian version. Can you believe it?? Thats why IPhone is a failure in India.
Earning/Buying capacity of People here is 1/3rd that of US. But Iphone is 4/3 times more than US. Ultimately, it concludes that Iphone is 4 times cheaper in US than India. What kinda prcing/marketing logic is that APPLE???
In Italy it's 729 euros for the 16Gb unlocked iPhone5. That's 930 $. It can be had on contract (typically around 50$/month), but most people don't like contracts. Almost everybody has a prepaid plan.
There is some tax difference, VAT here is 21% compared to, I think 7% in the U.S.A., but it's still a lot more expensive.
No wonder market share is about 15%, and going down... In the U.S. prices are lower, and most people obtain it on contract. That's why market share is higher in the U.S.A.