Apple custom build iPhones? Would you buy it?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Airforcekid, Apr 3, 2009.

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Would you upgrade?

  1. Yes better graphics more speed 5meg camera.

    80.6%
  2. No regular improvements from the 3G would be good enough!

    19.4%
  1. Airforcekid macrumors 65816

    Airforcekid

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    :apple:Say they came out with a low med and high end iPhone you can have upgraded like a MacBook would you buy stock or upgrade?:apple: FYI can not be upgraded yourself!
     
  2. Benguitar Guest

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    I would love to be able to "build my perfect iPod/iPhone" that would be a very cool thing if Apple offered that feature in the future.
     
  3. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    No way that will happen. Everything in the phone is pretty much smashed together, so it's not like popping in more memory or replacing a hard drive. I don't know what you think there is to really customize. I don't think there's a GPU, the CPU isn't going to change.

    There will likely only be flash storage differences between models -- as well as colors. It's much cheaper to manufacture things when you don't start changing parts all over, which is what you're suggesting.
     
  4. srl7741 macrumors 68020

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    Yes

    Why not? If I could customize my phone I would definitely do it. I do it with just about everything else I purchase.
     
  5. diemos macrumors 6502

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    Yea i'd buy it, but it also depends on how much extra they would charge
     
  6. Haephestos macrumors regular

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    I'd buy it! I am making a mockup of the customisation options. I will post it when done.
     
  7. drakeshipway macrumors 6502

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  8. TSX macrumors 68030

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    By the time you got everything u wanted in the iphone, u probably could buy a mac. Look how much the iphone cost unsubsidized.
     
  9. Airforcekid thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's true and getting the right replacement would be a pain! Still an option for a better camera and slightly faster CPU would be enough!
     
  10. Haephestos macrumors regular

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  11. kindablue09 macrumors regular

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    Nope, plan still costs too much. Although I do think a bit of diversity will give the iphone the sales kick it needs.

    As a side note, does anyone think that diversifying a product in the later generations is part of apple's business plan? First they introduce a great product, let it saturate the market, they use a bit of new tech to refresh the look, feel & speed to give the product its second wind?
     
  12. Eso macrumors 68000

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    This poll is total FAIL.

    The topic is about a "custom built phone", yet the two poll options are between 3G as-is and one with three specific hardware upgrades? Someone didn't put very much thought into this.
     

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