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  1. iSamurai macrumors 65816

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    My friend just told me that he posted whole thing this under my username on my computer. whoops, I didn't log off. I only realised this now.

    Sorry for the confusion guys, can someone delete this thread. Thanks.
     
  2. f1 macrumors 6502

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    I'm not familiar with the cell phone market in Europe, but in North America an unlocked counterpart of almost all phones can run for double the price or more compared to a locked and subsidized version from the carrier.
     
  3. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Quite a dumb analysis considering almost every cell phone sold in this country is about $300 more expensive if you don't sign a 2-year contract with a carrier. In other words, why pay $300 for X cell phone when you can get it free with a 2-year contract with X service provider?

    Nobody is forcing you to buy either. If you don't want to pay whatever, don't buy the damn phone. If people don't buy it at a certain price, it will get cut. If they keep selling out at $400 and $500, well, why would any sane company cut prices? Gee, Apple wants to make money. How GREEDY of a for-profit company!
     
  4. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

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    Wait.

    Stop right there.

    You mean, Apple... a corporation...

    is in the business of making money?

    WHAT!? ALERT THE PRESSES!
     
  5. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Well, judging companies off rumors is often a bad idea, but it shows that Apple wants to do well as a company, as well as offer uses what they want(if they really weren't into locking the devices, they wouldn't seem them in place that force them to unlock the device)

    Because Apple wanted the locked model to seem like a good idea, plus unlocked phones are always pricy as hell

    No, it does not. At all. Its force cheap people to cut costs, and lose some extra things. Unlocked phones cost more, it how companies work. Cheap locked devices are paid for inpart by the carrier. That why they are cheap(and you have to pay them month, so they make that money, plus more, back)

    No. It isn't an evil plan, its how unlocked phones work. Pay more upfront, get more control

    Stop make assumptions about people, and how they will use their plan/where they will buy their phones. You have no proof either way


    Then buy a locked device. Some one who wants to be able to leave a company as they please, can buy a unlocked one.


    So you want an unlocked iPhone, for a lock iPhone price? Who doesn't, but anyone who knows how the market works, knows that isn't happening. Also you said earlier you're sticking with one carrier, so why care?



    I'm sorry, but even with your disclaimer at the end, this is a terrible thread.
    All you did was complain, after you got more choice. Deal with it!
     
  6. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Yes, the Internet is ruined by people who complain when they don't get a free lunch. People expecting about 300 new features on the second-generation iPhone are going to be shocked when it either doesn't have most or costs more for stuff like GPS.
     

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