$299 is just way too much for a 16GB phone IMO

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by theanimala, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. theanimala macrumors 6502

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    I was debating between the 4.7" and 5.5" iPhone, and while I like the few extra features of the iPhone Plus, I just cannot justify paying $299 for a base 16GB phone. I know I would need more, so now I am up to at least $399? I can't believe I am the only person thinking the same thing...
     
  2. rockitdog macrumors 68020

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    So don't buy it then! Amazing that nobody will force you too! :rolleyes:
     
  3. freedevil macrumors 6502a

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    I think it should have stayed as one phone. The whole two sizes line doesn't make much sense in the future. Cost wise, well it's Apple. Like you, I cannot justify paying extra for a 5.5" so I'll get the 4.7".
     
  4. princealyy macrumors regular

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    it makes more sense to have two sizes than to have multiple colors... the sizes help apple go after customers wanting the larger screen.
    Samsung has shown this works with the NOTE series ... and i bet apple is making more money doing it...

    I will order the 5.5 because with the new keyboards and other updates I want a larger phone.....
     
  5. SR 7 macrumors 6502

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    399 for a ****ing phone at 64gb is INSANE.

    I was upgrading to that until the price came out. **** apple. Been with them since the very first iPhone and never seen them pull a stupid stunt like this under jobs.

    Makes no sense.
     
  6. superdudeo macrumors regular

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    I agree, I think for the first time, I am going to try out Android. Apple are getting too money motivated for my liking.
     
  7. chabig macrumors 68040

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    There is a 64GB phone option for $299. Buy that instead.
     
  8. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    I agree. I can't believe they raised the price for a 16 GB phone. Well for the 6+ that is.
     
  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    So, what 64GB (on board storage) Android phone are you going to get?
     
  10. IFRIT macrumors 6502a

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    Them getting rid of the 32GB yet keeping the 16GB really does stink.
     
  11. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    The 4.7 inch phone is still $199 for 16GB.
     
  12. IFRIT macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe he wants something in between like 32GB that Apple should not have gotten rid of.
     
  13. jlabute macrumors regular

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    Sapphire?

    I didn't hear anything about sapphire... just glass. What type of glass is on the iPhone6? I see that topic was glossed over.
     
  14. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    True, but I doubt it will be any less expensive than the 64GB versions that Apple is selling.
     
  15. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    Thanks but I already knew that.
     
  16. theanimala thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I think they should have made both new phones start with 32GB, or at least the 5.5 with 32GB. We all know that an extra 16GB of memory costs them almost nothing, yet would make people seem like's worth the $100 premium for the extra phone along with the other new features.
     
  17. youknome macrumors 6502

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    Probably the normal glass, if it was sapphire they would definitely boast about it.
     
  18. wilky76 macrumors regular

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    I think Samsung might just be laughing all the way to the bank now with the Note 4, it has a 5.7" QHD screen, 3GB of memory, 32GB base and is smaller than the 6 Plus, and the price is much cheaper aswell.
     
  19. Sugadaddy macrumors member

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    Yeah, that's horrible. 16GB models should be 32GB, difference in cost is like 8$.
     
  20. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Really, what is the price of the Note 4? I didn't think they had announced that yet.
     
  21. wilky76 macrumors regular

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    It be £600 rrp at launch, so around £550 to £570 simfree, and within a couple of months the price will drop.

    The 6 Plus will be over £700 for the 64GB version in the UK
     
  22. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    Hilarious. Please, go on.
     
  23. chabig, Sep 9, 2014
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    And it's worth exactly what it costs.
     
  24. joshwithachance macrumors 68000

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    Well with the landscape UI and tablet interface in apps it kind of replaces the need for an iPad (especially the mini) so I you have a little more money to spend and just get the 64GB model.

    I too wish the base model was 32GB though.
     
  25. JOSE891 macrumors 6502a

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    Are you serious dude? The iPhone 6 plus is a premium phone, no one is forcing you to buy it. Apple was kind enough to update the 32gb model to 64gb, i don't see what your whining about.
     

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