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Old Feb 24, 2013, 07:32 PM   #76
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The Rolex watch wasn't exactly innovative, either.
Neither was the Ferrari.
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 08:15 PM   #77
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Neither was the Ferrari.
That's why I'd rather have a Timex and a Corolla.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 07:15 AM   #78
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Seems that way however I doubt there is much more you can do in these generation of phones. We need to go to the next stage whatever that is..
Right on! I want "Siri" to know what I want to do with out taking my phone out of my pocket.

Something like Google Glasses looks promising but that's like an old nokia phone in comparison. Something like Google Glasses but in the form of a contact lense would be awesome.
Now that would be a true retina display
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 09:56 AM   #79
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 09:59 AM   #80
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Why do they keep talking about a 'lower cost iphone'? There's ALREADY a $0 and $99 iphone with the 4 and 4S which have the same specs as any other low cost android device.

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Apple made a 'low-cost' iPhone in the past: the Rokr. That was a DISASTER!
Apple DID NOT make the Rokr!!!
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 10:17 AM   #81
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Seems Apple needs to choose between losing out on the lower-end smartphone market, or not doing at the risk of cheapening the iPhone brand.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 01:31 PM   #82
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ROFLMAO! Yea, those carriers are gouging while poor Apple's cash pile is only $137 billion. Thank goodness Apple sells their products for a minimal profit to help out the poor consumer.
You pay anywhere from $0-$399 for a new iPhone on contract ONCE. Over the life of the contract, how much are you forking over TOTAL to the carriers? F@#king ridiculous.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 02:42 PM   #83
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They're also not disposable consumer electronics.
But that is my whole point. Produce a quality phone, with no extras, at the right price, and I would probably buy one and use it for as long as I could make a phone call with it. I am sick and tired of cheap quality products that fail within a short period.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 03:55 PM   #84
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You pay anywhere from $0-$399 for a new iPhone on contract ONCE. Over the life of the contract, how much are you forking over TOTAL to the carriers? F@#king ridiculous.
What an ignorant post. Go read on how much carriers pay apple each time they sell an iphone.
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You pay anywhere from $0-$399 for a new iPhone on contract ONCE. Over the life of the contract, how much are you forking over TOTAL to the carriers? F@#king ridiculous.
You're paying for a service. The carriers need to make a profit. Imagine if they had the same profit margin as Apple?
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Apple DID NOT make the Rokr!!!
Obviously...my point was that the ROKR indicative of what happens when Apple tries to make a 'low-cost' option and cut-corners. A terrible product.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 03:47 PM   #87
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Don't apple enjoy higher profit margins from these though? Or is it all about getting the app store sales?
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In my opinion, the new lower-cost iPhone is essentially an iPhone 4S but with a metal or high-impact plastic back. It will be available in GSM (most of the world) and TD-SCDMA (China Mobile) versions.
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But that is my whole point. Produce a quality phone, with no extras, at the right price, and I would probably buy one and use it for as long as I could make a phone call with it. I am sick and tired of cheap quality products that fail within a short period.
Your plan would kill the consumer electronics industry
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Your plan would kill the consumer electronics industry
Sadly, you are probably correct. So, the cheapest will have to do, since it will be thrown out of the window soon enough.
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