Other All this tariff talk and ... prices stayed the same and some even dropped? Lol


madKIR

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Lol yeah Apple will increase prices just before holiday season. Hold onto the doom and gloom dream As long as you can. Cause That’s totally what’s gonna happen

The prices set are the prices they will be til next iteration; it has already been factored in with the announced pricing
It's been reported multiple times that Apple would absorb the difference. They will end up getting lower margins, but the customers will remain mostly unaffected.
 

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It will eventually hit us. Just a matter of time.

There were electronic charging cables for my car I was keeping an eye on. I was hovering on the buy button for weeks and then I checked and the prices went up by $50 from $499 to $549. This was last month. That’s my experience but some companies can eat the cost of tariffs but there’s only so much they are willing to absorb.
 
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Lol yeah Apple will increase prices just before holiday season. Hold onto the doom and gloom dream As long as you can. Cause That’s totally what’s gonna happen

The prices set are the prices they will be til next iteration; it has already been factored in with the announced pricing
It’s not doom and gloom. The tariffs were delayed so any potential impact would not have been at release. As mentioned below, I suspect Apple just eats it because it’s still likely easier than making the phones here.
 

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It’s also possible Apple decided that trying to reduce or stop the hemorrhaging of iPhone sales over the past year was worth the reduced margins of the lower prices and tariffs later this year.
 
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thadoggfather

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I'm sure we're paying the tariffs in the form of another year of 64 gig base storage.
That’s the Apple tax not the tariff don’t get it twisted ;)
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It’s not doom and gloom. The tariffs were delayed so any potential impact would not have been at release. As mentioned below, I suspect Apple just eats it because it’s still likely easier than making the phones here.
It’s not doom and gloom. It’s just sophisticated pseudo intellectual hysteria over things that don’t actually happen in terms of passing cost along to the customer, the sole concern Apple users had. Whatever the reason, there aren’t price increases — I don’t see how that can be challenged

we live in an age of a semantics right?
 
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Surprised no one has pointed this out reeeeee

Tariffs will affect prices big in 2020, watch the base iPhone 12 Pro 64 GB model cost $1150 or $1200, heck they will even cost that when agreement is reached and there is no tariffs. Apple will have a redesigned iPhone with 5G and all of us will be suckered in to buy and we will and Apple will continue to grow and richer and richer.
 

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Tariffs will affect prices big in 2020, watch the base iPhone 12 Pro 64 GB model cost $1150 or $1200, heck they will even cost that when agreement is reached and there is no tariffs. Apple will have a redesigned iPhone with 5G and all of us will be suckered in to buy and we will and Apple will continue to grow and richer and richer.
When things don’t come
True in the present , as you were so certain they were leading up until yesterday, hedge your bets on the future which of course can’t be confirmed or denied because it hasn’t happened - rather than reflect on the fact you were wrong (over something that frankly is inconsequential in the scheme of life and even the substantial dent Apple products can put in ones wallet) and have a little humility to grow and learn with new information. Your choice and you seemed to have made it

What an unpredictable strategic argument you’ve made!

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It's easy to do when making obscene profits
Agreed but Then why warn us in the first place? What impact did warning consumers have on the end result?
 
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I would think without the promise of tariffs the price might have gone down a bit but these will allow them to "absorb" the increased cost
 

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In 2019 alone, flash prices dropped by 50%. In 2017, it cost $0.25/GB. Today it costs about $0.08/GB.

iPhone base storage
2017 = 64GB
2019 = 64GB

Upgrade cost, 64GB to 256GB
2017 = $150
2019 = $150

Guess where the profit is coming from?
 

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In 2019 alone, flash prices dropped by 50%. In 2017, it cost $0.25/GB. Today it costs about $0.08/GB.

Apple still offers 64GB base storage and charges $150 to upgrade to 256GB.

Guess where the profit is coming from?
Plenty of easy ways for them to make it up and spin themselves as good guys who are eating the increased costs due to tariffs.
 
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thadoggfather

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But again, what’s all this got to do with the fact prices didn’t increase like people were so certain would be the case?

OH ITS THE OUTRAGEOUS STORAGE MARGINS LIKE ITS ALWAYS BEEN!! is it? Is that what people were talking about all along when tariff / price increase talk came up? Weird I’m reading and recalling it differently
 

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But again, what’s all this got to do with the fact prices didn’t increase like people were so certain would be the case?

OH ITS THE OUTRAGEOUS STORAGE MARGINS LIKE ITS ALWAYS BEEN!! is it? Is that what people were talking about all along when tariff / price increase talk came up? Weird I’m reading and recalling it differently
Expectations were, if Apple offered industry standard features like 128GB base storage and 18W mild charging, they would need to increase prices.
 
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thadoggfather

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Expectations were, if Apple offered industry standard features like 128GB base storage and 18W mild charging, they would need to increase prices.
Were re writing history now and gaslighting about it. Audacious - I dont abide. please cite where that’s what’s been argued repeatedly. Until then, I call nonsense and Just dodging humility

Absolutely incredible

Also, the pro does have 18w charging and usb-c to lightning now ... and it’s still $999 and it has a third camera. You could also go out and buy a 18w and the smaller USB-c to lightning for the iPhone 11 if your heart desired it , and still end up at $699+$29+$19 = $747, $2 price drop with that factored in which is by definition not a price increase. And they also never included it with XR anyways so it’s not like something was taken away for the price drop

...so there goes that piece of the argument
 
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Were re writing history now and gaslighting about it. I dont abide. please cite where that’s what’s been argued repeatedly. Until then, I call nonsense and Just dodging humility

Absolutely incredible

Also, the pro does have 18w charging and usb-c to lightning ... and it’s still $999 and it has a third camera. You could also go out and buy a 18w and the smaller USB-c to lightning for the iphoen 11 and still end up at $699+$29+$19 = $747, $2 price drop with that factored in which is not a price increase

So there goes that piece of the argument
To put things into perspective, a Xiaomi A3 ($200) features:

  • 6.1" OLED display
  • triple rear camera
  • in-display fingerprint
  • 4GB RAM / 64GB storage
  • USB-C
  • 10W charger

You can't blame people for thinking a $700 or $1,000 iPhone, just might offer 128GB base storage. Even the Galaxy S10e does.
 
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To put things into perspective, a Xiaomi A3 ($200) features:

  • 6.1" OLED display
  • triple rear camera
  • in-display fingerprint
  • 4GB RAM / 64GB storage
  • 10W charger

You can't blame people for thinking a $700 or $1,000 iPhone, just might offer 128GB base storage. Even the Galaxy S10e does.
Ok fine but -

Again what does ANY of this have ANYTHING to do with the Simple fact that there are no price increases? People are applauding you dodging my simple ask? Might that be because they are in denial too?

& you mean to tell me Apple is just now this year skimping on storage and ram and chargers BECAUSE of tariff concerns? That’s your central argument? Gimme a break dude

...I think I might dip out from replying to your completely unrelated observations to dodge the thread subject, because from my perspective It’s Irrational and ineffective
 
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