With the latest of T-Mobile dropping their subsidized plan offer, will there be a decrease in subsidized pricing offers with all carriers because of the increase in rate of production of new phones? I suspect a slight decrease in sales of newly released phones because their rate of release will be much faster than the eligibility of upgrading at an affordable subsidized price. Though there is always that option to sell an older version and offset that difference in the purchase of a new phone at retail, the resale value of older phones may significantly drop much quicker because of the high-tempo of newer phones. I think there are two types of buyers.. Those that buy for their needs w/o the desire of having the latest and greatest And Those who like the latest and greatest and want all that is given at the moment it's available So as more carriers shy away from subsidizing, IF they indeed do that, there will have to be more innovation to come to match these retail prices or a decrease in sales may be on the horizon. Just a thought..