iPhone 5 Price Point?

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  1. JASApplications macrumors 65816

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    Do you think Apple will change the price considerably like they did with the Apple TV, or simply keep it at the price of the iPhone 4 and then drop the iPhone 4 in price?
     
  2. Zeisen55 macrumors member

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    i think the price will be the same as the iphone4 price is now
     
  3. Harvey Specter macrumors regular

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    Unfortunately it will probably be the same. You'd think as technology got better and apple gets better resources that the price would go down but noo...
     
  4. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

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    Tim confirmed in an personal email to me that the iPhone 5 will be free with contract.
     
  5. sracer macrumors 603

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    You appear to be ignoring the improved technology included with each subsequent generation which probably offsets any gains made in production yields.
     
  6. boss.king, Aug 30, 2011
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    iPhone 4 will drop to 3GS pricing
    iPhone 5 will assume current iPhone 4 prices.

    EDIT: This is based on past behaviour in many of their product lines, not only iPhones. It could always change but this is the most likely option in my opinion.
     
  7. Frenchjay macrumors 68000

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    Better technology at the same price! I won't be complaining about that!
     
  8. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Actually,. as technology gets better the price does go down, just not in the way you want it to.

    When the iPhone 4 came out, the 3GS dropped in price. As technology got better, the price for the same device went down; the better technology assumed the previous price point of the older one.

    The same was true when the iPhone 3GS superseded the 3G, and when then 3G superseded the original iPhone. And likewise, the same thing will probably happen when the next version comes out.

    This is also why consistent rumors of an "iPhone lite" don't make a whole lot of sense. Technically the previous iPhone version is the "Lite" version, because it's cheap to keep making it and the R&D costs have already been paid for.
     
  9. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    This is about the most educated you can be on something we know little about.
     
  10. 3bs macrumors 603

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    Most likely scenario
     
  11. Harvey Specter macrumors regular

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    I stand corrected
     
  12. Invincibilizer macrumors 6502a

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    LOL quite a post there!
     

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