harlekkin, 05 Apr 2016Apple is and will always be a high-end company, and I don't think that price has much to do wi... moreIn the past I would agree with you. In the present I disagree. It is more about quality and value. Apple iOS quality isn't good right now.
The C and SE models are lower cost, smaller handsets without the same features as their bigger brothers. It seems this was an attempt by Apple to get a bit of the market just below the flagships.
jayhere, 05 Apr 2016Developing nations don't have 4g? I think Apple marketers have more knowledge than u. You must... moreHaving or not having 4g is not the issue here, since the iphone works on gsm, and 3g.
I believe it's more a price and market saturation issue.
apple should reduce their phone price in order to get high sales like before. The price should be lower a little bit/ higher a bit than a high end android phone (from successful android manufactures). These will grab back the attention and users will get lot of choices of two different huge operating system. If they too much ignorant make iphone 7 much pricey (overpriced) than high end android this year, well apple will see the doom of their mobile phone arena.
Anonymous, 04 Apr 2016Developing countries don't even have 4g. What to do an iPhone there? IPhone 4 is sufficient to... moreDeveloping nations don't have 4g? I think Apple marketers have more knowledge than u. You must be living in medieval period.......
Gary5, 05 Apr 2016We rarely get to see any sensable commnets on gsma and this is one of them. Kudos. I would lik... moreExpect the yearly sales of all Samsung smartphones to far exceed that of the iPhones. Expect Apples minority market share to tumble too.
mob master, 05 Apr 2016"Every Beginning has Its End"first nokia, second blackberry, third apple
Gary5, 05 Apr 2016We rarely get to see any sensable commnets on gsma and this is one of them. Kudos. I would lik... more60 M s7 is good .but 160 M with whole Apple iPhones(4s,5,5s,6,6s,+,+) is bad number bro.
Of course. Smartphone market is saturated and competition is just getting better.
Anonymous, 05 Apr 2016A couple other things to consider are the market conditions and the overall economy across the... moreApple is and will always be a high-end company, and I don't think that price has much to do with it, but market saturation and the media does.
iPhone is more than a phone, it comes with an excellent service models and an entire ecosystem. Most people realize this.
The trick is to keep adding innovative services on top to keep things interesting, and that's where all manufacturers are starting to struggle. Xiaomi and Meizu simply copy Apples strategy, but if we compare standards of living in China, their high end phones are just as expensive to the Chinese as an iPhone is to an Australian, as an example.
With a minimum wage of RMB2500/month, and an average income of say RMB8000/month, a RMB3000 phone ain't cheap.
To the rich with RMB30000+/month , it doesn't matter whether it's an iPhone or a high-end Android, and let's face it, that's who Apple and Samsung are really after.
Anonymous, 05 Apr 2016A couple other things to consider are the market conditions and the overall economy across the... moreWe rarely get to see any sensable commnets on gsma and this is one of them. Kudos. I would like to add how they jumped about S7's record breaking sales, it'll be almost 1/3rd of iPhone.
Expected yearly sales in worst scenatio for Apple 160 million
Expected yearly sales in best scenatio for S7 60 million
harlekkin, 05 Apr 2016And what are you, a market analyst?
Leave that to the big boys.Buy loads of them to resurrect their sales dear!
good luck apple, die hards only can save you from becoming a dieing co.
And what are you, a market analyst?
Leave that to the big boys.
Unfortunately for the folks at Apple, down trend will worsen in the following months. That's because, as still have not understood that, have to think globally, not locally, from U.S.A. Oddly enough for an American company, huh Apple fans?..:))
And want to notice and his fans Samsung, as the problem it is also this company. Until now this has masked, but it cannot last forever. The TRUTH will come to light, in soon. Oddly enough for an Korean company, huh Samsung fans?..:))