The Impact Of The iPhone 3G Price Cut

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. macrumors newbie


    Aug 15, 2008

    Seems to me to be a lot of speculation with very very less facts
  3. macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    It's talking about the future, so speculation is indeed all we have. But I think it makes some good points. A $99 iPhone 3G (which is an amazing device at any price) makes other $99 phones come off much worse than before.
  4. macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006
    I look at this they way. It hopefully will drive down the cost of some of the other smart phones out there. While I will not be getting an iPhone since I would worry to much about breaking it it hopefully will kill the price of the phone I am eying (samsung jack)

    Reason I will not get an iPhone is I can not get insurance for it.
  5. macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    I suspect when people admitting price has been the reason for not picking up an iPhone, they are also worrying about the plan price as well.

    price cut from $199 to $99 only make user overpay less, but they are still overpaying at least $380 through the contract.
  6. macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C

    Over paying? I'm assuming you meant against sprint or another carrier?
    Well YOU can want Sprint all you want, and that is fine, but at the end of the day people will go to a carrier who gives them what they want. Since Sprint doesn't have service where I live, I don't think I'm over paying, because AT&T gives me the best services.
  7. macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    I'm sure 50 million people has more weight than one individual.

    Yeah Sprint doesn't give good coverage of every person in the states, but so does ATT.

    Regarding the price, I think its perfectly legit to make such generalization.

    your are not overpaying? good for you, now Im talking about 98% of iPhone users, not including you, and countable number of people who tried and found no signals of V, T and S.

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