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Apple iPhone 5s to cost more than its predecessor in Europe

11 September, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Apple iPhone 5s to cost more than its predecessor in Europe - read the full textApple finally announced its next-generation iPhone along with the iPhone 5c at yesterday's event. Back at the event, the Cupertino guys announced the subsidized pricing of its newest smartphones in the United States, but didn't say anything about unlocked pricing for other regions. Well, the...

 

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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-09-13 08:52 from PIW1 - click to readsorry for the spelling mistakes as i am not good writer with the phone it happened. sorry for the inconvenience.
naterial stands for material.

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  • 2013-09-13 11:34
  • sG{f

> In reply to apfan @ 2013-09-13 06:53 from PNj5 - click to readwhat grade you have for your english test?

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  • 2013-09-13 08:52
  • PIW1

If new person want to buy new phone will ask friend or see in tv or shop guys ask then whoever has used apple will suggest apple and tv marketing in news and stuff they give info about the i phone but not the other stuff so thats way market have been created and when we go in shop will ask give me the good fone hasle frre then salesman will give i phone they know none will say no and argue for price. Wake up htc and otger android like sony. They have best hardware but not good marketing.
Samsung bit ahead in that so they are highest seller of android.if you good stuff sell like best on the earth. Marketing like gold .
Apple just changed coulour to gold colour but marketing like they got gold casing.

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  • 2013-09-13 06:53
  • PNj5

My opinion is all about marketing nit the naterial or other stuff. Its about how you present your stuff .i used all flagships never feel like aluminium is premium and poly is not.as most people praise for lumia920 or htc one x plastics but same material in s4 they call it cheap an others prenium.
i only hate unibody though it looks sturdy maintenace is very hard and expensive.

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  • 2013-09-13 06:31
  • PNj5

oh,for proud galaxy S4 owners,especially the first batch,your phone has been cheaper now just 2 month after launch,and will be even cheaper in another 2 months time,this is how samsung rewards their customer to push sales figures obviously,nobody talk about this

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  • 2013-09-13 05:33
  • PIW1

> In reply to apfan @ 2013-09-13 03:19 from PNj5 - click to readi never complaint my samsung build material,i don't mind its plastic as long as it doesn't creaks.i like metal as well obviously,that y i have both iphone and galaxy

apple plastic phone still expensive enough to keep cheapskate buying it,no matter how you judge it,its cheaper but its for "not so cheap" audience

fyi,ferrari enzo,carrera gt,pagani zonda body shell all made of a form of plastic resin call carbon fibre

if u ever grab a piece of carbon fibre,it feels worse than cheap plastic

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  • 2013-09-13 05:12
  • PIW1

If new person want to buy new phone will ask friend or see in tv or shop guys ask then whoever has used apple will suggest apple and tv marketing in news and stuff they give info about the i phone but not the other stuff so thats way market have been created and when we go in shop will ask give me the good fone hasle frre then salesman will give i phone they know none will say no and argue for price. Wake up htc and otger android like sony. They have best hardware but not good marketing.
Samsung bit ahead in that so they are highest seller of android.if you good stuff sell like best on the earth. Marketing like gold .
Apple just changed coulour to gold colour but marketing like they got gold casing.

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  • 2013-09-13 03:34
  • PNj5

Some opinions are apple is producing premium phone then what about the 5c why they made from plasic. They complained samsung doesnt make premium i gree with material and feel but all other things are great. Htc made with aluminium why they fall behind isnt one is premium. Why. Only thing is marketing guys the way market your product. Htc same camera as 5s but they dropped megapixel to 4 from original one x 8MP. Which is though quality is better but swlling point no good.lumia camera good one same stuff. Best phone in android is htc one but ciuldnt capitalize. Apple has good marketing strategy. They can sell htc one with highest sales figure ever achieved
Only the thing is marketing.

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  • 2013-09-13 03:19
  • PNj5

this is good way to please apple customer

imagine tomorrow BMW price their new 3 series the same as toyota corola. how existing BMW owners think about that,all tom dick and cheap harry can buy it

good move apple,i now know when i buy apple product today,a year later its still the expensive,premium phone maker like a year ago

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  • 2013-09-13 01:38
  • PIW1

i bought my galaxy S3 last year on August, also have an iphone 5 at October

i struggling to sell of my S3 at reasonable price,market value drop from RM1800 when i bough to less than RM800,and many guys selling S3 off at much below that,tough sell.

my iphone 5 the other hand,bought at RM2099,when i put up to sell at RM1800,i received so many pm from interested buyer.

cost of ownership of apple is very very low,i only lose RM300 when i sell it a year later

and many android geek wanna trade my iphone with their s3 and even s4,i dunno the bashers here does that or not,i'm sure some of you do

how matter how u say,iphone somehow are very desirable till now

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  • 2013-09-13 00:54
  • PIW1
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> In reply to laggy @ 2013-09-11 18:56 from xA1g - click to readFYI iPhones when launched had a plastic / polycarbonate? shell AND Gorilla Glass the Gorilla glaass does not get mention

This thing with aluminium being premium was pure Apple marketing, aluminium is a very soft metal and marks easily. So when the first iphone came out plastic was good enough, The premium feel well IP5S!

Face time (aka video calling) you would think Apple invented it

Apples IPhone innovations

10/2011 iPhone 4S 1.0Ghz Dual Core processor & 8Mp Camera
09/2012 iPhone5 1.2Ghz Dual Core processor & 8Mp Camera
09/2013 iPhone5S 1.7Ghz? Dual Core processor & 8Mp Camera

The Android software update from ICS to Jelly Bean added more in one hour than Apple added in a year to the IP5!

Gsmarena pointed out the price has increased

So 2.5 years (30 months) after Samsung Galaxy S II(2) was released in MAY 2011, 1.2Ghz Dual Core processor with an 8Mp camera Apple are still tweaking the design.

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

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  • 2013-09-12 16:57
  • IaHv

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-09-12 08:06 from PDG9 - click to readi don't buy something because of its market size,that herd behavior

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  • 2013-09-12 15:59
  • PIW1

Someone in the meeting must have said, Hey boss this plastic looks so cheap. And boss was like: thanks Jim, lets cover it up with an even cheaper plastic cover.

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  • 2013-09-12 15:34
  • 2Zib

> In reply to kat @ 2013-09-12 09:46 from n5sR - click to readZ1 anytime....

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  • 2013-09-12 12:46
  • XNtq

If it would cost the same, no one would notice that it is a "new" iphone.

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  • 2013-09-12 11:36
  • p35E

Too much expensive for this junkphone...
Do Forget Apple's...Take our money.

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  • 2013-09-12 11:18
  • 25GS

lack of innovation and arrogance decided the fate of blackberry and Nokia(towards the end of symbian era).....few years later it will be iOS.

iphone is going to end up like macbooks...where the people who carry them would still think they have got the best product on market when in reality it is nothing but ordinary.
Apple would still continue to make profit with their declining share since they charge so much for a inexpensive cheap device.

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  • 2013-09-12 11:14
  • 7q95

if any of the company's next top smartphone could turn into a refrigerator? That would be innovation

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  • 2013-09-12 10:13
  • t7JK

> In reply to apfan @ 2013-09-12 08:53 from PNj5 - click to readyou think that's why i phone 5 is retired? Strange they keep in the market 4s and cut 5. However bad news for i5 users.

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  • 2013-09-12 10:05
  • SwA7

This is the first time I see any company introduced its flagship with a case on.
It doesn't make sense.does apple coming to say put on a case to keep it safe?

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  • 2013-09-12 09:53
  • U@Zh

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