My rationale

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sevans31, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. sevans31 macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2007
    The way I'm looking at justifying the cost is the following:
    I think that eventually Apple will release a new iPod that is very similar, ie 3.5" widescreen that will be about 30 or 60Gb and cost around $300 minimum. So if you said to yourself that you'd buy this for $300, would it not be worth it to you to add $100 to this cost and combine your phone into this device so you can carry around one less gadget? Then ask yourself if you'd pay another $100 for all its internet capabilities (albeit slow). You are now at the iPhone's $500. Now the obvious difference of course is that with this iPhone you are getting much much less than 30 or 60Gb but I guess it depends on your viewing habits and how much you really need to store on your device at one time. I guess I imagine myself customizing my iPhone's video content pretty regularly.

    My .02
  2. scootermafia macrumors member

    Jan 10, 2005
    Yes, we all agree that although $500 sounds cripplingly expensive, the iPod due to the expensive nature of its internal hard drive (which is unreliable to boot) makes it even less worth the money despite the sweetness of having 80GB of video to go. One may as well pay up a few more dollars for a convergence device. The iPod may hold more but the extra space is frivolous to me and I'd rather have the iPhone.
  3. lilnyc macrumors 6502a


    Jun 5, 2007
    Nokia N800 Internet Tablet $400

    Pocket PC Phone (Cingular 8525) $600

    iPod Nano $200

    The ability to surf the real web, talk on the phone and switch over to the iPod on ONE device...


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