forced into replacement products?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Spitroast Panda, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. Spitroast Panda macrumors member

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    Why do apple "force" you to buy the latest model of ipod/pad/etc? As in the new nanos are hideous (IMO :p), and I preferred the gen 5 ones. How come :apple: dont sell these either themselves or via 3rd parties? Once the 6th gen came out, there were virtually no stocks of the gen 5s within a month or so, except ebay or some dodgy retailers i had not heard of before...
     
  2. andylyon macrumors 6502a

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    Its kind of a silly question, most companies want to sell their latest and greatest.

    Check the refurb store.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Their bottom line from convoluted with old stuff that never sells.
     
  5. emaja macrumors 68000

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    No one forces anyone to buy their products.

    Companies announce new products and the old models are taken out of production and disappear quickly from the supply chain.
     
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    So you would also want auto makers to continue producing last year's models so that you could buy a 2009 model cause you don't like the 2010 model? Not going to happen.
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    As with others, they don't force you. You can stay on the current version if you wish.

    I'm on a iPhone 4, I know many people on iPhone 3Gs. I have a 2010 model MBP. I don't buy a new apple product just because its new, but rather the old one is no longer fitting my needs or it needs to be replaced.
     

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