Any chance of an iphone price-drop on 14th?

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  1. burningbright macrumors regular

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    Hello! It's my Mum's birthday on the 13th, and she's keen on an iphone. Just wondering if you think there's any chance Apple will announce a price-drop at the event on the 14th? I know 'the spotlight is on laptops' but is there any precedent for announcements concerning a different arm of the company? Of course she'd like it on her birthday, but it's a pricey bit of kit and it's only a day....... Thanks in advance!
     
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  3. stevehp macrumors 6502

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    There will not be any iPhone price drop on Tuesday...I'd bet the farm on it.
     
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    No, its already subsidized at $199 !
     
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    Probably not. It's way too early. Plus the 14th is just supposed to be notebooks if I'm not mistaken.
     
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    I would bet big money that the current iphone will stay at the same price its whole lifespan (and quite probably now its subsidized, the next model will be about the same also)
     
  9. burningbright thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the replies! I wasn't optimistic but thought it might be worth checking. Who knows, Apple might get a bigger subsidy sometime- it seems to be the fashion :rolleyes:
     
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    Even if they did, you are well within the 14 day deal, so you could be refunded if that changed occurred... It's unlikely they will make a change because many are complaining about the lack of Apple Hardware updates and media coverage after the iPhone/iPod craze. They are really going to focus on those customers next week, keeping the spotlight off of iPhone, with some new laptops...
     
  13. kleo macrumors regular

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    In your dreams...
    Why do you people even bother asking this s?
     
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    MRoogle before starting a thread. If you don't find any relevant posts don't ask the community because we don't know, if someone from the community knew, there will be a thread for sure.
     
  15. TSX macrumors 68030

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    There was already a price drop....it was in July.
     
  16. BLACK MAC macrumors 6502

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    Yah they are going to drop the price to 99 cents when you trade in any windows mobile phone. :rolleyes:
     
  17. neesh0 macrumors 6502a

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    199 is low enough, if it goes any lower apple will probably start losing money
     
  18. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a

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    befor the iPhone 3g was even announced I had set aside $500 for an 8gig. I eneded up getting the 16g for $300. The iPhone is really a bargain, just compare it to other phones. Do you actually think there will be a $100 iPhone?I don't think so.
     
  19. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    There is a 100% chance of a price drop on the iPhone this Tuesday.

    32 gb - $179 black only (new)
    16 gb - $129
    8 gb - $79

    (Add $19 if not purchased with 1-year contract)

    Confirmed. You heard it here first.

    Updated to reflect latest info
     
  20. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    You forgot your sarcasm tags! ;) :p
     
  21. kfordham281 macrumors 6502

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    Why would they drop the price? Demand is still very high and it's already at a great price.
     
  22. Rybold macrumors 6502a

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    Apple should seriously have a promotion though, with a $20 rebate when someone physically trades in a blackberry or another smart phone.

    They can load a few hundred pounds of $1.00 bills on a pallet, suspend it from a crane and repeatedly drop it on the phones that were traded in and say "Competitors' phones were literally crushed under the weight of Apple's profits." :D
     
  23. Rybold macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think the iPhone will receive a price drop since it has only been out for three months (mid July to mid Oct), especially after the price-drop controversy with the original iPhone - I think Apple planned their year-long price from day one.
    I think there is a good chance we could see a price drop in all of their laptops though. :)
     
  24. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    No.
     

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