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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mattysmith118, Nov 13, 2017.
Dunno, perhaps make more use of the Find Friends app ?
Now THAT'S a priority I can understand!
Regardless, Cook wants the iPhone X to be a success and so far it has, since he stated it's the top selling iPhone since its launch. In the end, The consumer makes the decision On what phone purchase they want, but nor is he going to assert negative things about the X. It's expected He will insinuate positive vibes about the iPhone X. Why wouldn't he.
In fact that there's just a small difference for me compared to my SE - yes, I regret. Sure, the screen is amazing - but that's already everything. My SE was modded, could also be charged with QI. Speed/Hardware - no real difference for me, almost using stock apps, no games. FaceID - yeah works smoothly, but oh hey - TouchID did the same - sometimes much faster than FaceID.
I am probably the only person on here who cannot stand the OLED screen. I dont like OLED in general. It looks so „fake“ and plastic to me. Cant really put my finger on it
Rude! thats already more than half of what i have to spent each months (after putting the rest of my salary on my saving account and rent)
Remember , this is the anon internet, so just make things up....now I need to go as my butler has poured my tea before he goes to setup the 10 Homepods that have just been delivered.
The $300 difference over the 3 years one would own the iPhone X is $100 a year or $8.33 a month.
If you only have $16.66 of disposable income a month, well...
and if i buy a 1 million house i only have to pay xy € over 200 years! So cheap!!
We're not talking about houses.
We're talking about someone getting all upset about "high prices" and settling for the iPhone 8 instead of getting the fabulous iPhone X because of a measly $8.33 a month.
You’ve come to the exact same conclusion I have I see lol, love it. The wonderful world of the fantasy internet persona keeps on entertaining.
I guess i am too german to break pricing down just to make it sound more reasonable. 300€ is 300€ i could already spent on something else. With that logic why not make the next one 500€ more and the one after that only 200€ more. Its just 200€ more than the last one! So cheap just xy € more per second.
300€ is already half of what the brand new iPhone 4/5 used to cost
If God came down and asked me to name the 5 things that I relied on more than any other that weren't human, I would name in this order:
1. My house.
2. My iPhone.
3. My car.
4. My clothes.
5. My other house.
300€ is a very small price to pay to own the very best version of the second-most important thing in your life after shelter and before transportation. I spend $10,000 USD on my home mortgages each month, I'm spending $1,500 on my car leases each month, what we're talking about here is $8 a month.
One shouldn't skimp on the things that are most important. That's why between me, my wife, and my kids we have 4 iPhone X's. Wouldn't have it any other way.
I wouldn't argue with someone who feels the need to list the prices of their devices, as well as their supposed rolex, BMW, trophy wife, and beach house in their signature on an Apple-focused forum.
In France the cheapest one costs around 1400$, I really want one but feel forced to buy one used.
Don’t mistake it for boastfulness though. He has admitted he doesn’t subscribe to status symbolism.....Yeah that’s what I thought lol
Because to me, he should be talking about the product and highlighting its strengths not cups of coffee and scaling back on one’s lifestyle to get said product for
People on a tighter budget. Obviously if one scales back on expenses not needed it might allow for other purchases. It’s something that’s so obvious it shouldn’t even need to be said. And it is a principle that applies to anything, widgets or otherwise, not a specific flagship product.
It’s an apologetic approach that defies traditional sales tactics; you put a # out there and you don’t preface “ I know it’s a lot but ...” or anything like that. You throw it out there and see what sticks
Specifically because - What may be a lot to someone, could be a steal to others. For having a consolidated solution.
Talks of cups of coffee is an admittance “I know the price is a sticker shock but...”
It doesn’t matter since I own the X already but from a strategic standpoint, It’s weak (imo)
We live in a debt filled society where people live paycheck to paycheck and have nothing in their savings account. If you can afford the X without making sacrifices then cool. If you need to make sacrifices to get it, then it might be best to save up for a down payment to get the cost to a manageable level or get a cheaper phone.
Some people can afford a Ferrari and some can't (raises hand). It's a matter of personal finances and what people can afford. While I do agree with Cooks statement, that when you factor in what people blow on meaningless stuff, the cost difference of the X is peanuts. However not everyone can or should use those peanuts for a phone.
1000$ is twice as much as I pay per month for my apt. That's TWO months of rent for me. You can figure out if I would regret spending a grand on a telephone or not quite easily.
I think it was good of Mr. Cook to put things in context. For example:
Smoke a pack of cigarettes a day? That's $5,100 a year, or $15,300 during the 3 year lifespan of the $1,200 iPhone X.
I don't know how someone can say "cigarettes are cheap" and "the iPhone X is ridiculously expensive". It's the exact opposite. It's not about how much it costs today, Saturday, in this one 24 hour period. The iPhone X lasts 3 years, you'll still be addicted to cigarettes and smoking for the next 3 years. iPhone X is very affordable in that context.
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So you burn $6,000 a year on rent, or $18,000 in the same 3 years you'll own a $1,200 iPhone X. It's not expensive over the 3 year span.
I understand that some people live in the here-and-now and don't think big picture. I used to struggle to make rent and lived month-to-month too, I get it. But as far as Apple's strategy, they make an iPhone for those on a budget. The SE or a used 5 off of Craigslist do an adequate job.
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It's not a financial decision; in fact, I get why Apple push the envelope to maximize shareholder value. But there's a moral and ethical issue which is greater for me. I simply will not pay 1000$ for a telephone. It doesn't matter how much I earn. It's simply not ethical for Apple to do it as it's disgusting to me.
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Judging by your outgoings, you enjoy debt but not everybody is happy to be indebted to the banks. Maybe you have an image to keep among your peers and neighbors? I don't know why you'd do it but each to their own.
All high end phones are getting to be at the same price point as the X. Look at the rumored prices for the Galaxy S9 and look at the price on the Note 8. Its the new normal for high end phones.
Am I happy about it? Nope! Do I think Apple overpriced the X? Yes, buy about $100. Do I think phones are going to get cheaper? Nope!
Interesting point of view. Why would you find it palatable to pay $2,000 for a MacBook but not $1,000 for an iPhone when they are essentially the same product?
I am in no debt outside of two mortgages that we float on the advice of our financial planner. What we charge on our credit cards gets paid completely at the end of each month. Same for our four iPhone X's, bought them outright, they are not on some monthly plan.
I had waited 3 years for a new iPhone and I knew subsidies were pretty much long gone so was prepared to shell out. It sounds like Apple has something totally different planned for next year so I think this one will go on CL. I think of this as a pocket-sized laptop so the price seems in line. What I am disappointed about for all this money is the crappy LTE signal performance of the Intel modem. It just loves to drop to 4G and want to stay there.
i don't equate the utility of a phone to being that of a laptop. I might use a laptop for 8 hours a day but I only use my phone for much less than that. I've had iPhones for 9 years now and only in the last 6 months did I purchase a refurbished iPhone 6S for myself and another for Mrs dogslobber.
Understandable based on your use case. For me, it's the exact opposite, I use my phone constantly, only use my 12" RMB a few times a week if that.