iPhone 5c Price Drop.

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  1. NbinHD macrumors 6502

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    Simple. Do you think Apple will drop the price of the 5c anytime soon since its recent poor sales figures?
     
  2. vincebio macrumors 6502a

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    Simple. No
     
  3. JOSE891 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think of the No Contract price they will, some Brick & Mortar store's might with a new contract, WalMart and RadioShack already are.
     
  4. NbinHD thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Reasoning behind your opinion?
     
  5. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Can we call them "poor"??

    This is the unit that replaces the iPhone 4S in the lineup from last year not the iPhone 5. They shouldn't be comparing it to 5S sales but really to year-ago 4S sales.
     
  6. NbinHD thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Fair enough and i agree, but with the pricing strategies (atleast in some countries) the prices say otherwise.
     
  7. NickPhamUK macrumors 6502

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    It's crazy that the first day 5C arrived in my country Vietnam (not an official release; just some shops buying in the US/Singapore/Hong Kong and distributing back in the local market), the price for 16GB was over $800.

    And now the price is ~$550 (very close to US' official price). Meaning those shop keepers don't make a single profit off each phone (there's even a loss, because you buy $549 and you sell back $549, + delivery cost + rent costs / staff wages etc.) and yet VERY FEW people are buying it. Some shops are planning to reduce the price even further (lower than Apple's price) because of fear of not being able to sell all in stock. A huge loss, apparently.

    On the other hand, the sale of 5S IS STILL GOING STRONG. The first few Gold 64GB were priced at $2500 and yet there were still maniacs bought it (just to get an early hand on it? :confused:). And till these days, the price is still over $900 (way above $649) but the demand is still strong.

    There's still a common thought in my country that you buy an Apple product because of its brand (kind of seeking status) so people tend to avoid cheap low-end iPhones (although nowhere did Apple state that 5C is a cheap phone). Not sure how people see 5C in other countries though.
     
  8. Mercenary macrumors 6502a

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    Poor sales. It's sold millions. Millions more than other makers.

    It only has a small percentage of sales compared to the 5s but that is to be expected.

    I think estimates put it at selling 3 million units in the opening weekend alone.
     
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  11. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    Apple does not lower prices in order to obtain market share.
     
  12. Robster3 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah and now $559 and $560, thats a drop:rolleyes: How is showing you a thread like you started that's been going for a while being a Jerk?

    If i wanted to be a jerk i would of said, hey mate why don't you do a search before you start a new thread:eek:
     
  13. NbinHD thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Its still $739 on the Apple website. So no, the price has not been dropped by A. Kogan is crap anyway, so im not supporting them.
     
  14. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    Mid 2012 13'' Macbook Pro, 2.5 GHz Core i5, 4 GB Ram, 500 GB HD
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    LOL!:p
     
  15. TC03 macrumors 65816

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    I highly doubt that since it is not selling poorly.

    5C sales are better than last year's 4S sales, which is a double win considering the 5C probably has a higher profit margin.
     
  16. AFDoc macrumors 68030

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    Bingo.
     

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