New Pricing Structure

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Mtkates, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. Mtkates macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2014
    With the release of the new iPods announced today I noticed that each jump in storage capacity is now $50 instead of $100 ie $199 for 16gig, $249 for 32 gig, and $299 for 64 gig.

    Here's hoping they will do the same for iPhones!
  2. 617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
    Nope. These iPods are 2 years old. They won't do the same for new iPhones.
  3. FrozenInferno macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2013
    Although it's time they did, since flash storage is dirt cheap now and $100 markups for extra space is highway robbery, they won't. iPhone is Apple's largest revenue source for a reason: profit margins.
  4. isco macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2014
    This Brand New iphone 5 16GB White phone comes in Original box from Apple ... If you buy this phone on amazon or anywhere else for the $1000:cool:
  5. 617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
    yes it's robbery but as long as people are willing to pay it Apple will take advantage of it. if you were Apple Why would you not charge as much as you can?
  6. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    Considering Samsung increase their MSRP (on ATT at least) from

    Galaxy S3 (2011) MSRP $550 16GB (12GB usable space?) plus microSD
    Galaxy S4 (2012) MSRP $629 16GB (10GB usable space?) plus microSD
    Galaxy S5 (2013) MSRP $650 16GB (9GB usable space?) plus microSD

    Apple iphone $599 8GB/$399 8GB (after Sept 2007 price drop)
    Apple iPhone 3G $599 8GB 16GB ($699)
    Apple iPhone 3GS 16GB ($599) 32GB ($699)
    Apple iPhone 4 (16GB) $599 (priced jacked up to $650 in April 2011 for no apparent reasoning besides Apple doing whatever it wants
    Apple iPhone 4S 16GB MSRP $650
    Apple iPhone 5 (16GB MSRP $650)
    Apple iPhone 5S (16GB MSRP $650)

    Until the free market reigns in these prices, we will continue to have very high luxury cell phone prices with huge profit markets for both Apple and Samsung.

    Notice as soon as Samsung got market share with the S3, they raised the prices quickly.

    I think we will continue seeing 16GB models being the base and Apple will continue to milk products until the consumer market stops buying iPhones.
  7. fuchsdh macrumors 65816


    Jun 19, 2014
    I don't imagine so, because it's not just a big markup on the flash, it's markup on the devices. Apple doesn't have different internals in its phones, so the only differentiator is the SSD. I imagine they price accordingly so that any lower profit margins they get back through the higher tiers. The upside is that devs get a more consistent experience and people who spend less still get capable phones :)
  8. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    And that's why the base top of the line iphone 16GB is the best seller, always (at least in the USA).

    People aren't flocking to buy the iphone 5C base model. Or even the 32GB 5C.

    They are buying the base 16Gb iphone 5S model because they know the performance is the same with all model.
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Fraid not. New iPhone and old iPods are two different things. Apple is not the only compnay to charge dearly for memory.

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