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Old Jan 9, 2013, 12:44 PM   #226
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I don't know what's sadder, that you said that, or that 12 people marked you up.


Trust me, it is the fact that the comment got 12 Thumbs Ups.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 01:01 PM   #227
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And I suspect iGrip is quite amused by all the people who have taken his posts seriously.


But more importantly, I think that the discussion which has ensued is very interesting. There are a lot of different perspectives which have been expressed on the subject.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 01:50 PM   #228
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I would think it would make sense going forward that they have a cheap/free phone, medium priced phone for majority of consumers, then a Pro version for people who need screen real estate, power, features etc.

I think based on them all using the same iOS, it would be easy for developers to write apps for all models across the board.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 02:55 PM   #229
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And what makes you think that legacy phones are cheaper to build? Building a first generation iPhone wouldn't be any cheaper than it was in 2007. You'd need a complete redesign to actually reduce the cost.
What I was getting at was not rebuilding the phone or manufacturing more but rather selling refurbished or backlevel models that haven't sold in the states.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 03:00 PM   #230
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a less expensive model? The iPhone 4 is practically free!
Yeah... On contract. But many people in third world countries either can’t afford to go on a pricey contract, or contracts for the iPhone are not offered where they live. In places like India pretty much everyone buys their smartphone upfront, which is why midrange phones like the samsung galaxy ace are so popular there. It is that market that Apple will be trying to capture with this phone.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 03:17 PM   #231
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What I was getting at was not rebuilding the phone or manufacturing more but rather selling refurbished or backlevel models that haven't sold in the states.
An emerging-market iPhone would have a target would have a sales target significantly higher than the premium iPhone. There simply are not enough refurbs or unsold old models to address the market.

Besides, competative entrant would need cutting edge technology, not last years technology. That means the lastest semiconductor processor node and unprecedented levels of integration.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 04:06 PM   #232
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>Originally Posted by Ubele
>And I suspect iGrip is quite amused by all the people who have taken his posts seriously.



But more importantly, I think that the discussion which has ensued is very interesting. There are a lot of different perspectives which have been expressed on the subject.
I admit, you had me going there for a few minutes. I say that as someone who has been flamed on here more than once by posting what I thought were obviously satirical or ironic comments. I wonder whether Mark Twain and Jonathan Swift caught flak in their days from readers who assumed they were serious.

And, yes, this has been a good discussion. I eagerly await the release (or not) of the iPhone Mini, iPhone Jumbo, or whatever it does or doesn't turn out to be.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 05:49 PM   #233
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I think copying the Android market model is not going to help Apple.
Android owners don't pay for Apps.

Proof?
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 06:38 PM   #234
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 06:37 AM   #235
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geez - all we need is more of the unwashed masses using apple products. What is this world coming to? I remember when owning apple gear made you one of the elite. So sad to see what is happening.
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 08:12 AM   #236
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so what is a cheaper body? the cheaper screen? or cheaper camera?
Anyway, what's the release day?
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 12:18 PM   #237
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Hmmm, what could a smaller, cheaper version of the iPhone selling for roughly $99-$149 possibly be like?
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 12:27 PM   #238
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i'd be happy with a 4s, or even 4 - at a low-ish price w/o a carrier lock.
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 12:31 PM   #239
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So Phl Schller has basically debunked these rumors in an interview from China. The Next Web got confirmation from Apple that the interview/comments are legit.

http://thenextweb.com/apple/2013/01/...ples-products/

Interviewer Huang Yinlong spoke to Schiller about Apple’s products in China who said that “every product that Apple creates, we consider using only the best technology available. This includes the production pipeline, the Retina display, the unibody design, to provide the best product to the market.”

“At first, non-smartphones were popular in the Chinese market, now cheap smartphones are more popular and non-smartphones are out,” Schiller added later. “Despite the popularity of cheap smartphones, this will never be the future of Apple’s products. In fact, although Apple’s market share of smartphones is just about 20%, we own the 75% of the profit.”
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 02:19 PM   #240
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If you're not in the NBA, you don't have bigger hands than me (11.25 inch span), and my 4" iPhone fits my hands just fine. So did the 3.5" if you feel the need to have a bigger screen, buy a Galaxy Note, and shut up about it already.
Not everyone over 6 feet is in the NBA. I'm 6' 4''.

You're mad loud on forums, but clearly the 3.5" feels fine in your hand cause you're a little boy.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 06:14 PM   #241
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Clever dick, have a cookie.

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Old Jan 11, 2013, 06:22 PM   #242
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Trust me, it is the fact that the comment got 12 Thumbs Ups.
12 ppl?? Some here think that's "many" or "most" of the people here!
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 06:43 PM   #243
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12 ppl?? Some here think that's "many" or "most" of the people here!
It's up to 21 now.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 07:02 PM   #244
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It's up to 21 now.
It'll stop soon. Definitely won't approach many (relatively speaking) or most (by any stretch of the imagination) but generalizing Apple users is always a fun game

A silly game but I'm sure the ppl who do it like to think it's fun
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It'll stop soon. Definitely won't approach many (relatively speaking)
It may not approach "many", but it has long since exceeded "too many".
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 09:19 PM   #246
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It'll stop soon. Definitely won't approach many (relatively speaking) or most (by any stretch of the imagination) but generalizing Apple users is always a fun game

A silly game but I'm sure the ppl who do it like to think it's fun
Do you really think so Voonyx?
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 09:37 PM   #247
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It may not approach "many", but it has long since exceeded "too many".
It's what less than 1% of the ppl registered here (2 thousandth of 1%), and exponentially smaller than 1% of total iPhone users?

Like I said, generalizing is stupid especially when its so easy to prove wrong. The generalizing will never stop obviously because you ppl find it fun. That doesn't make it any less stupid.

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Old Jan 15, 2013, 03:17 PM   #248
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LOL, Apple has see the Nexus 4 and has panicked.

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It's what less than 1% of the ppl registered here (2 thousandth of 1%), and exponentially smaller than 1% of total iPhone users?

Like I said, generalizing is stupid especially when its so easy to prove wrong. The generalizing will never stop obviously because you ppl find it fun. That doesn't make it any less stupid.
"Generalizing is stupid" is a generalization. Don't be so hard on yourself.
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