Maybe shipping with malware from China, like Apple's computers:
Duel, 18 Jul 2013"But let's just admit to ourselves that with all the options we have as of today its gett... more"If you want iOS for you OS you choose you have only one option and its iPhone, its that simple. Apple doesnt have competition agains other iOS OEMs like android have, so they dont need to lower price"
There are already rumors of budget IPhone,
So much for apple not needing to lower their price, and frankly speaking android is their top competition and is obviously one of the key reasons why budget IPhone rumors starting to fly-off.
Anyways you seem to be sensitive as well when it comes to apple, mine is merely an opinion piece and out of practicality, anyways I'm just stating an opinion, I'm not trying to deviate others from buying apple products nor I am trying to convince people sony products.
Anonymous, 17 Jul 2013"The fact that they have a very huge profit margin speaks a lot on how much the phone onl... more"But let's just admit to ourselves that with all the options we have as of today its getting harder and harder to justify the premium price IPhone is asking for,"
If you want iOS for you OS you choose you have only one option and its iPhone, its that simple. Apple doesnt have competition agains other iOS OEMs like android have, so they dont need to lower price. So simple you can say the prerium price is iOS and iOS ecosystem and all the gadgets for that. You only get them if you choose iOS and sametime you might lose soething. If you buy android you get something else, but for example cant get such a wide collection 3rd gadgets for you device.
While we have so many cars in carstore, it still not that hard to choose if you like one brand and like how it feel how it runs etc. People tend to buy same brand car again. Why? They know it, it feels familiar, thry have had great experience with it and they like the product.
Same for phones.
For example I would never buy your xperia v, but its your choice and im not going to talk about it, so why you are and so many others so obsessed to talk about other people choices (if they own iPhone or buying one)? Let them use what they ever want and let them pay anything what they want for that, its not your business.
Also If you want to pay for example luxyry wristwatch and want it to be exactly specific brand or you just like the how it looks you pay the premium price for it, right? Even theres lot of cheaper choices, but you just know that you want the more expensive one because you like that more.
Also you showed something interesting about yourself, all of your phones are sony ericsson, doesnt this bring any bell? Why you all your phones have veen sonyericsson?
I myself owned w800i and used it three years or four, then i tried iPhone and im still on that road, so why you can choose sonyericsson again and again, but i cant choose apple?
Good try apple ship..... I have been using galaxy note from 1 and half years not single problem I have face. As had u stated ... lag, slow performance useless future balblabla.... do u know there is task manager in android to kill unwanted application which runs in background. Just do Iit and your phone will run like charm. Cause android support true multitasking. Not like your belove iPhone. ..Galaxy Note = iphone 3..4...5... counting
Anonymous, 17 Jul 2013When Apple made their first iPhone it was something new and no-one else didnt offer that kind ... moreDon't worry buddy, I do realize that the IPad is decently priced, and I really can't deny the fact that it is one of the smoothest tablet for the purpose as of the moment, have tried the samsung tab dunno which version but it is not so smooth...
Anonymous, 17 Jul 2013Samsung galaxy s4 cost $238 to build, it also have huge profit, no matter how you look it.I see, I really don't buy samsung products, I've been using sony since the dumbphone days LOL... K750, W705, XPERIA X8, XPERIA V, I have a habit of replacing my phone every two years... I haven't tried galaxy s4 though, I have tried galaxy sIII, just couldn't get myself to like the design, but that is just my preference, no offense to SIII people.
I once owned an iphone 4s but dumped it for a Sony because the iphone technology and style is behind the times and the ios don't have the appeal to me it once had. Glad I did it.
Primark, 17 Jul 2013No offense sir, but I believe you misunderstood my post, we`re not really talking about the am... moreWhen Apple made their first iPhone it was something new and no-one else didnt offer that kind of device, so i guess it was very hard to choose the price for that device, because there wasn't device to compare.
And when the devices sells so much with that price, there's no need to lower the price.
When iPad came it was much easier to choose the price, because there's already smartphones which uses same tech and if you have noticed Apple iPad is same price than other expensive tablets.
Primark, 17 Jul 2013No offense sir, but I believe you misunderstood my post, we`re not really talking about the am... moreSamsung galaxy s4 cost $238 to build, it also have huge profit, no matter how you look it.
Anonymous, 17 Jul 2013"The fact that they have a very huge profit margin speaks a lot on how much the phone onl... moreNo offense sir, but I believe you misunderstood my post, we`re not really talking about the amount they've sold as a whole, I'm only being specific about the profit margin of IPhone that is why I cited an example that IPhone only cost 200$ to build and yet is being sold from somewhere between 600$ to 800$; 400$ to 600$ is a huge profit no matter how I look at it, and that is just for an individual phone.
Primark, 17 Jul 2013Buddy don't start with the phone cost, that is gonna back fire on you, you do realize that IPh... more"The fact that they have a very huge profit margin speaks a lot on how much the phone only cost to build,"
it just say that Apple doesnt sell lowcost phone so ofcourse the profits are bigger, while for example samsung selling twice as much lowcost phones than their galaxy phones.
Get it? If samsung sells as much galaxy phones as Apple iPhones, their profit of course would be lot bigger.
despite all the hype about S4, note 3, iphone market share still not totally destroyed?
Dude you seriously need to get a life....
where from hell you develop such belief...
Take my example...I own SGS 3.
taking example of car. i had a budget car....okay..
but when stood in front of even a AUDI...
No matter how richer he may be...people would dont give him a damn when i would come out from my car ..Don't take me in a bad way...I am a farmer' son..A Doc...and multi millionare...
Owning a premium product....only idiot will be impress by your attire... .Get A Life brah...
Duel, 17 Jul 2013So you are comparing OS and thinking where the premium price comes.
What about the phone it... moreI completely agree with you Duel..
But dont forget that Faboys are everywhere ^_^
Not mentioning, those guys who are paid to badmouth the competitors.
Duel, 17 Jul 2013So you are comparing OS and thinking where the premium price comes.
What about the phone it... moreBuddy don't start with the phone cost, that is gonna back fire on you, you do realize that IPhone itself is cheap to build
The fact that they have a very huge profit margin speaks a lot on how much the phone only cost to build, now Imagine this, In the Philippines, it cost around 600$ to 800$ depending on the model, when you already know that the phone only cost 200$ to build, it`s kind of hard to swallow.
As for the IPhone, we actually have two in our office, IPhone 4 and IPhone 5. I get to play with it sometimes and my comment is it is smooth when navigating, although it is kind of annoying to go to a lot of places just to turn on the wifi or the bluetooth(non JB), occasional lag when popping out the search keyboard, and occasional lag when inputting in the search text, but nothing major, nothing to complain about either. But let's just admit to ourselves that with all the options we have as of today its getting harder and harder to justify the premium price IPhone is asking for, this ain't 2007 anymore, and IPhone ain't that magical anymore, it doesn't have enough WOW effect anymore. Off topic, I'm more curious of WP8 right now than IOS, I haven't tried it yet and i`m looking to get a secondary phone, lumia 620 seems to be a good option LOL.
First of all Iphone is a good product just because customers buy it, second - all current samsungs are just ugly but powerfull and inovative, third - htc one has the best design IMHO but people buy s4 more than One what proves again that Iphone is a good product :-)
Be patient and respect each others opinion. Use IMHO when you compare 2 things cos otherwise it sounds like incompetent persons weak try to prove that he is right :-)
appale iphone 2g & 5 what is deferent .just upgrade the ram processor camera.but price very high.gs3 or gs4 is the best.
zoot, 16 Jul 20132 phones in our house, new Blackberry and iphone 4S. BB, full signal, IPone, 1 bar and unab... moresnap i phone 4s very weak signal motorola razr i full bars got to admit the motorola is a very well made phone and half the price so if calls are a priority the motorola wins hands down but thats the good thing choice never hurts anyone :)
Primark, 16 Jul 2013Either your being sarcastic or your not using common sense, anyways on topic, I do believe you... moreSo you are comparing OS and thinking where the premium price comes.
What about the phone itself? ;)
I make this very easy for you to understand, why people buy different price cars? Bikes? Guitars? Anything which you can buy one with very cheap price, but actually might want little bit more expensive one.
Maybe the expensive bike is just better drive but you cant know it before trying? You dont see that from reading bike specs. Or same for guitar, car etc. But when you try both you might notice that its different? Maybe other car for example running more smoothly? Feels better when you sitting in the car?
It same for iPhone, you cant see from spec list why the price is more expensive, you notice it when you actually owning one. I dont say everyone still likes iPhone, but its total different thing to actually own one.
You know iPhone have won about every customer satisfaction researches, last was in samsung homeland. It doesnt come free. The product has to be very good and iPhone is. No matter what the iHaters say.