Does this mean I'll get $99 gift card...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SFStateStudent, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. calvy macrumors 65816

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  2. Sobe macrumors 68000

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    the more interesting bit is that the $399 iPhone seems to be worth $830 to Apple over 2 years.

    So basically a customer who buys and uses AT&T pays apple $830. Some of it is simply deferred and recouped on the backend not up front.

    A customer who unlocks his phone pays Apple $400.

    And I wonder why Apple would be against unlocking phones...
     
  3. mets1125 macrumors regular

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    Apple gets $18 a month from ATT for each iphone thats hooked up?? That seems a lot.:eek:
     
  4. Madame Defarge macrumors regular

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    Exactly, though probably not in the way you mean. Name any phone that you have to pay $830 for unlocked? Apple is raking in the money on this. Consumer desires be damned.

    Eventually, people will catch on, especially if the product has issues, like a negative black screen.
     
  5. Sobe macrumors 68000

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    None, but the N95 unlocked can get close:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Unlocked-Nokia-...9295699QQihZ014QQcategoryZ64355QQcmdZViewItem

    Then again, the iPhone is a lot cooler.
     

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