Apple has ALWAYS been in the high end or flagship market, have never been apologetic about their price, have never said otherwise, yet year in year out, millions of haters are simply shocked lol.
JoJo Gelato, 19 Sep 2018the XR is 1000 usd in many countries where markets are considered "sensitive".. 750 is US pric... moreI don't know, I can get it for 600Â€ here tho (offer from company where I work).
Realistic1, 18 Sep 2018Few years back, Apple aimed to have a phone in every price range from 300Â€ to 1200Â€... and t... morethe XR is 1000 usd in many countries where markets are considered "sensitive".. 750 is US price only...
Anonymous, 18 Sep 2018Apple increases revenues each year. Which is impressive because they already crash everyone el... moreI am no android fan, but wait, what? You just described yourself but changed the name of the system? Oh, wait, apple is not a system. Going further through your ignorance where you pretty much described the typical ios fan, i actually never met one to even know what RAM actually do(or to know it's full name), or task manager or even better, a file manager is, let alone the basic stuff like MByte Mbit or Gbyte/GBit(i know you don't, so don't bother answering m, search motors are older thenn 20). The typical would be the one that bites all the crappy stuff apple stick in their eyes without even having a clue what they mean, but it must be good, is apple. Oh laughting my a off. Now, i am not claiming android does not have this users, cause would be a lie, but please stop hurting my eyes with so much ignorance, Show me one techie that uses apple and i show you how he ain't one. Apple is for those(according to real apple fans, the old ones, the real users) who do not know better, or just expect to buy sonething that works without them thinking to much. And mostly that is also what it it. A conpany for the ones who do not know better, so, they found the first and got stucked.
Few years back, Apple aimed to have a phone in every price range from 300Â€ to 1200Â€... and that recently came true. That's why there is the XR. Apple does need a part of price sensitive market aswell. Even tho, expensive models are still better deal for the price.
These iPhones are pre-ordering like crazy. And people on budget will upgrade on last year models if they don't already have them, or they can sell them and get XR if they do.
Anonymous, 18 Sep 2018I, for one, could not disagree with you more :)Use Google then.
PC_Kid, 18 Sep 2018Spot on. But lets be clear "lack of demand" is still estimated to be 10 million XS pre-ordered... moreSo true. These Are selling extremely well!
So these Are not expensive enough!
Samsung and Apple you need to increase the price again!
PC_Kid, 18 Sep 2018So you see people binning their old phone rather than selling them and getting 65% back? Stran... moreI think the frustration most people feel is that Apple advertises features that they SHOULDN'T force you to pay a premium for. I owned a iPhone 6S before my current Android- and I hate my Z2 Play- it sucks. I preferred my 6S, and was VERY happy with it. My next phone will either be the Sony Z3, the Pixel 3, the S9+, or the P20 Pro (Really leaning towards the Sony or the Pixel).
I cannot spend my money on an XR that will take worse photos, have a worse screen, have less storage, no quick-charging(at least not without buying it separately) and possibly worse battery life. The same goes for an Xs- I cannot fork out hundreds of dollars more for a worse Camera, Less storage, lack of quick-charging, and worse battery life phone. Again- not bashing Apple, they make great products but this time around they simply missed the mark- since for me**, the features they are offering simply do not entice me.
xvi, 18 Sep 2018Also, many people already own an iPhone X, whereas there was no equivalent to the XS max and X... moreSpot on. But lets be clear "lack of demand" is still estimated to be 10 million XS pre-ordered in the first weekend!! boy that's a lot of phones for a niche product! just goes to show it's all relative.... like it or not these phones will and are selling like hot cakes despite the click bait headlines :D
Anonymous, 18 Sep 2018It's expected. iPhone users are tired of Apple milking them $1,000++ to own a disposable phone... moreSo you see people binning their old phone rather than selling them and getting 65% back? Strange folk indeed :D
Anonymous, 18 Sep 2018Apple increases revenues each year. Which is impressive because they already crash everyone el... moreApple have stopped innovating, and every new model have less/worse hardware than previous model, only a little faster cpu and gpu. No 3.5 mm headphone jack and no fingerprint sensor, not even the modern under the screen fingerprint sensor! Apple iPhones, and MacBooks, are falling far behind the competition, the only thing they have left to make money is their brand, "Apple", and they use that brand to sell phones for the price of a second hand car!
What would Ming-Chi Kuo do without Apple?
And is that person the ONLY "Apple Analyst"?
KamAbdi, 18 Sep 2018As I expected and Apple will lose more money :)Apple increases revenues each year. Which is impressive because they already crash everyone else.
It's mostly because they invested in innovation instead of big words.
For example they don't use Qualcomm SoC due to how weak it is? Everybody esle seem happy to use it. Secondly they don't cut corners in biometrics (they completely stopped developing the 5 yo tech named fingerprint sensor.
Lastly they are the only ones to put so much hardware to a phone sized phone instead of releasing phablets all the time. Which is why this analyst is wrong. Xs would sell better and probably has the most revenues than either. It would always be the smaller prime model that sold the most in Apple. Apple fans have taste they won't just biy the biggest of all and worry about storing it lately. They are thoughtful people unlike fandroids who are basically drones.
Anonymous, 18 Sep 2018You mean people with lower incomes who are interested in most bang for their buck. If you wan... moreThat's called prestige pricing. Pricing has to be significantly above the competition's flagship pricing. If it's priced the same as the competition or lower like in the case of the iPhone XR, and which is noticeably lower in specs and quality compared to the co-released iPhones XS and XS Max, it will have negative impact on prestige and brand image. Sales of the premium models will drop. Bad for long term sales.
Adul Al Salami Kebab, 18 Sep 2018Apple loyalists will buy the biggest and best? No shit, normal people will pick XR over XS due... moreYou mean people with lower incomes who are interested in most bang for their buck.
If you want to have the best of the best, you must pay more than the rest.
Apple needs to enter the super-premium and luxury market and have their phones priced at minimum $3000 for the base model and at around $4500-$5000 for the top model. Then only the wealthiest will buy them and the medium and lower income people will not have anything to complain about, because they won't be able to own any of them.
Anonymous, 18 Sep 2018Nope, the smaller and cheaper iPhone has been selling better than the more expensive Plus vers... moreiPhone XR may not be priced like the iPhone 5C but they cater to the same market - the price sensitive Apple market. It's not good for Apple's long term image especially with the XR with lower/inferior specs.