Should 6s Plus only offer 64 and 128GB?

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  1. bniu macrumors 6502a

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    Since the Plus variety is geared as a premium model with a higher price tag, wouldn't it make sense to just completely drop the 16GB model and only offer 64 and 128 while continuing to offer a 16GB model for the 6S? If Apple did this, it would simplify inventories by eliminating 1/3 of all 6 Plus models.
     
  2. recoil80 macrumors 68000

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    32GB ought to be the base model for the Plus, or they could offer it in 3 tiers 64/128/256
    Is really ridiculous to sell the base model at 16GB at that price
     
  3. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Why would Apple drop an option of a 16gb model and possibly cut out a section of users who are perfectly happy with that option and price.

    We all do not max out or keep massive amounts of data on our phones.

    I've always used a 16Gb option and currently use the iPhone 6 Plus , with 5Gb of free memory still on it, because I like the screen size.

    Why should I be forced to opt for a larger memory size and thus probably being forced to laying out more cash for it.
     
  4. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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  5. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    This makes sense if Apple gets rid of iCloud.
     
  6. Aibocyrus macrumors 6502

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    I think an introductory 32gb at the $199 price point would be fine. That's what the 16gb costs anyways. And with the price of the 64gb being $299, it would make sense. Wouldn't cut out any consumers.
     
  7. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    This makes sense to the users but not to Apple. They have their reasons and have stubbornly stuck to this.

    They are in this to make money you know.
     
  8. 617aircav Suspended

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    People asking for Apple to meet their personal needs. Lol
     
  9. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Apple can not make everyone happy.

    Their success proves they are doing it right.
     
  10. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Their success is why there is no major need for change like this
     
  11. 617aircav Suspended

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    I could get by with 16gb but last year I went with the 64gb because it was a deal for $100 more. I don't keep my music catalogue on my phone or use my phone for gaming. I always send my pics and videos to Dropbox and my HD for safe keeping. If 16gb is too small for you Apple sweetened the pot by cutting the price of the 64gb.
     
  12. cycledance Suspended

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    i bet 90% of iphone users never even use 16gb. don't forget the iphone is a mass market device. they sell idk..a billion of them?
     
  13. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Not for me as I use the 128gb model as I have over 68GB in music and images. But 16 is plenty for many people who jus use the iPhone basically as a phone.
     
  14. Juan007 macrumors 6502a

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    Some people just don't need the storage. 16GB (or even 8GB) is fine for them. YMMV, buy the phone that works for you.
     
  15. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    16GB model is Apple's method to convince people to buy the 64GB at only 100$ more. Make the cheapest model look bad compared to the middle model and more people would grab the middle model. Spend 5$ more on adding 64GB and get 95$ more, it is pretty smart.

    The bigger question is what will Apple do this week when revealing the pricing since contracts are effectively dead for new customers.
     
  16. mojolicious macrumors 68000

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    Isn't it just a bigger model with a bigger price tag?
     
  17. Cergman macrumors 6502a

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    I hope the base 6s+ is 64gb. $750 for a phone is already hard to swallow, having to pay an extra hundred more to actually use the darn thing is a slimy way to get more profits. And before people say that regular users don't use anywhere near 16gb, that's false. You only have about 11GB usable and everyone I know with a 16gb phone feels the pain of it.
     
  18. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    pretty much and with better battery life
     
  19. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I've always had 16gb iPhones.

    This is the first time I've ever experienced 16gb being too small. With how big apps and pictures are nowadays, it's time to get more than 16gb.
     
  20. 617aircav Suspended

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    They don't need to do anything. The pricing will remain the same. Carrier prices will be listed based on each carrier's terms.
     
  21. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    That's where the main price difference comes from essentially.
    Which is simply as a result of a bigger battery due to the bigger size of the phone.
     
  22. GrumpyMom macrumors 601

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    I think this is fair. At this point the price of storage should be down enough that Apple can afford to make 32GB the new starting point and keep the same pricing structure.

    If for some reason they can't without really harming their business then I will just shut up and accept that when some people here insist 16GB suits them fine, they mean it. I'm largely done arguing with people about this. I am getting the max offered like I always do.
     
  23. JustMadeThisNameUp macrumors regular

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    This is the same type of mentality that screwed us all over on unlimited data.
     
  24. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Go figure. :rolleyes:
     
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