- Feb 24, 2006
You can buy a comparable android device for hundreds of dollars cheaper. How does Apple stay competitive going forward? Are they even trying to?
Nexus 6P is $700 CADGiven the s7 is $1000 I'd say it's nothing to do with the devices price and all to do with your currency going to ****
So buy a cheaper Android phone...no one is stopping you.
Thanks for the tip, but I think you're confused. This isn't a post complaining about me personally not being able to afford an iPhone, this is a general post about the high cost of an iPhone 6S Plus in Canada.PS. If you have a friend here or plan to be in the US yourself, buy it here and take it home. Not advocating skipping tariff responsibilities, but I think you know what I mean...
You need to contact your government and ask them why.Thanks for the tip, but I think you're confused. This isn't a post complaining about me personally not being able to afford an iPhone, this is a general post about the high cost of an iPhone 6S Plus in Canada.
Likely they did something to tick off Apple and now you will have to pay to play or use that nice Android.Never knew the Canadian government was on Apple's board of directors and set device pricing.
It's no different than what Blackberry was doing at the end of their heyday. It was $500+ in 2007 for a tiny screen and an underpowered cpu with no apps. They left the door wide open for Apple and Android to storm in and do what Nokia kept failing to pull off. Apple's prices are insane but if there aren't any decent competitors, there's nothing to do.
Apple is still poised better than any other manufacturer to keep its customers.The competition is catching up fast and furious, especially Chinese. Huawei, ZTE and Xiaomi, they all produce excellent hardware at fairly low price point. Apple is loading market in its second biggest market, and Apple 's share in China is dropping fast.
Unless Apple want repeats its Mac's history, Apple better do something about iPhone. iPhobe SE is starting point where Apple trying to get lower cost iPhone and attracting budget iPhone buyer. But again, the exchange rate made iPhone SE very unattractive, at 579 starting point.
With two general sizes of phones on the market, doesn't it make more sense to the compare the $899 CAD (Rogers, Fido) iPhone 6s to the size of phones above, not the iPhone 6s Plus?Nexus 6P is $700 CAD
LG G5 is $750 CAD
HTC 10 $900 CAD
Samsung Galaxy S7 is $900 CAD
The difference is anywhere between $100 to $300. I'm not trying to start an android vs apple debate. I'm trying to point out that the pricing for Canadians is awful when you look at similar devices.
Not really. Nexus 6P is bigger (5.7"), higher res, and $300 cheaper.With two general sizes of phones on the market, doesn't it make more sense to the compare the $899 CAD (Rogers, Fido) iPhone 6s to the size of phones above, not the iPhone 6s Plus?
IMO, the bigger iPhone 6s Plus ($1029 CAD - Rogers, Fido) compares the to the bigger Galaxy S7 Edge ($999 CAD Rogers, $1000 CAD Fido).
It really looks like (no matter which country’s price you’re using), once you group the phones into comparable sizes, the only phone that’s noticeably cheaper is the Nexus 6P (which is cheaper in both countries).Not really. Nexus 6P is bigger (5.7"), higher res, and $300 cheaper.
Google will usually just mail you out a new phone the same day if you had a problem with a Nexus device. Which is better for people who don't live near a apple store.The cost of an iPhone may be more but Apple has physical stores. Having physical stores means your product is likely going to cost more than competition who doesn't have physical stores due to the overhead costs. Also as I've stated before in other posts, If something happens to my iPhone I can walk into an Apple Store and get it replaced (usually same day). If something happens to an Android device I have to mail it in to the manufacturer and be without a phone for who knows how long...
This is true. I had the Nexus 5 before going back to iPhones. The first one they sent to me had an issue, so they immediately sent out another no questions asked. The new phone was shipped on the same day and arrived two days later. They also sent me a box with paid postage to return the first phone. Obviously, it wasn't same day replacement, but it wasn't bad at all.Google will usually just mail you out a new phone the same day if you had a problem with a Nexus device. Which is better for people who don't live near a apple store.