All New iPhone 5 for $299

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by vitzr, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. vitzr macrumors 68030

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    Toss out all the other rumors.

    If Apple introduces an all new and significantly improved iPhone 5, for $299 will you buy one?

    This is about _price_ as much as the actual improvements.

    What is your take on this?
     
  2. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    What an inane question. If it's shiny and has an Apple logo why WOULDN'T I buy it? :p
     
  3. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    Are you talking about outright price or on contract? Totally different things, and it would be very hard for Apple to price it at $299 outright...
     
  4. saving107 macrumors 603

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    If the iPhone 4 Plus is supposed to be the low-end, cost effective, cheap alternative iPhone, then why would the iPhone 5 be $299?
     
  5. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    Of course. It will sell like hotcakes. The contract is over $2000. What's a couple of hundred more for the phone?? If it sells for $500 it will sell like crazy!!

    I don't think the price really matters. Slap an Apple logo on a banana and you could sell them for any price you want! :)
     
  6. cyks macrumors 68020

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    Is that before or after the cell companies subsidy?
     
  7. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    It seems to be a very American thing to only talk about the iPhone cost with a contract. I'm always seeing "$99 3GS" or "$199 iPhone 4".

    I always see it as a £500 phone, because that's what it really costs.
     
  8. ggmissmolly macrumors regular

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    I assume you mean subsidized price. Yes if it is LTE and NFC. Won't pay 99 cents it does not.
     
  9. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    It is an American thing. The monthly cost is the same whether you buy a subsidized phone or an outright purchase. So it's the contract that you are really buying. The phone cost has little meaning. What's a couple of hundred among friends? :)
     
  10. DeaconGTG macrumors member

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    Is $299 for the base model? (i.e., the iPhone 4 is currently priced at $199 for 16GB and $299 for 32GB). Then probably not unless it's an LTE phone.

    I still carry around a lot of music on my phone, so if I'd have to choke up $400 on contract for the largest model size, I couldn't justify it.
     
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  12. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    That would mean the next highest storage capacity would cost $399? I probably wouldn't since that means the early upgrade and no contract prices would probably increase by $100.
     
  13. Invincibilizer macrumors 6502a

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    Very few people buy a phone at base price.

    iPhone 4 700$ Srsly !@#!#

    The american phone with contract is very much an international thing.
     
  14. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    I know, I have it on contract too, but I've just noticed the way you guys talk about it compared to British. If someone asked you how much an iPhone 4 costs, you'd probably say $199. We would more likely say £500, rather than £229 or so - from my experience anyway. Just something I picked up on.
     
  15. Boe11 macrumors 6502a

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    Sometimes when our questions answer themselves, we don't have to submit them.
     
  16. MacBreezy macrumors regular

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    In a heartbeat. I might give the wife my old iPhone though instead of getting her the iP5/4S. She just started using my original iPhone so anything she gets will be a huge improvement anyway.
     
  17. MagnusF macrumors regular

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  18. 7even macrumors 6502a

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    I'm buying mine without contract (not eligible for an upgrade yet) so the contract price doesn't matter to me (if that's what you're asking) :)
     
  19. gta50419 macrumors 6502

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    it'll stay the same $199, been that way since iPhone came out, it will probably stay that way
     

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