My iPhone 5s 64GB after tax and with the Apple case was right around $1000. I was reading this article about the tablet market nosediving: http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014...csbecause-theres-no-point-in-buying-new-ones/ and started thinking to myself that "I don't feel like laying $1000+ for a phone ever again." Especially since I could get a Moto G with LTE and an SD slot for. $240 shipped. The only thing an extra $800 gets me is the ability to continue to use iMesssge, and some extra stability and smoothness. I'm not going to go back to android, rather I'm just gonna keep using my 5s until it dies - which will probably take years - or until Apple knocks $800 off the price tag. Can I afford $1000 for a phone? Absolutely. I don't even feel it. It's just that I'm starting to feel like a dumb ass buying something so rediculously overpriced.