Those who say iPhone cost to much

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Phonefanman, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. Phonefanman Suspended

    Jun 21, 2016
    I give it a good spoiling, but yet use the hell out of it on daily basis.

    I use it to text message all the time, I make videos and send them in text to friends, occasionally need to make a phone call or receive a phone call lol.

    I use it as an alarm clock, I take photos I need to save like my work schedule, reminders in notes, calender, calculator comes in handy, navigation comes in handy on spur of the moment when I don't have my Garmin GPS with me.

    Jeez...I play YouTube videos like crazy loving watching videos and music videos, watch movies from time to time. I read the news on it and use it to look up stuff on the internet. I get on it when I'm in an uncomfortable environment

    I use the star chart app on a nice clear night to look at the stars and planets,

    I listen to police scanner and listen for bad weather updates. I listen to the radio on it from time to time,

    Most apps I delete when finished with them, unless they are the very few must have apps.. Not a big gamer or one to have many apps...i do like to go to the app store and try out new apps, most of the time I can live without them...

    I'm probably missing something on this list I'm sure as I do so much on my phone it's a very handy tool...

    Now I know you can do this on Android flagship phones and even on the budget Android phones, but they lack power and dependability when pushed to the limits...

    The $650 + price tag is well worth an iPhone, 18 months of this and my iPhone 6 runs and looks like the day I bought it....

    I push phones to the limit and even tested the Samsung galaxy s1 phones for Samsung for about a year in 2010. Tested 6 of the same galaxy s1 phones and trashed them all by just using them....

    What do you use your phone for???
  2. Russiaone macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2010
    I think a better question is: what don't I use my phone for?

    if I didn't have a laptop, I'd be quite alright with only having a 6s Plus.

    You've got all sorts of media and productivity options, games, maps, etc.

    Over the course of a year I get my money's worth and more.
  3. Shanghaichica macrumors G3


    Apr 8, 2013
    Web browsing
    Watching videos
    Taking photos/videos
    Photo editing
    Online shopping
    Online banking
    Social media
    Listening to music/podcasts/audiobooks
    Reading the news
    Checking the weather
    Navigation/ checking train times etc
    Phone calls
    Note keeping
    Playing games
    Currency conversion

    I think when I factor in all that it does it's worth the £789 I paid for it. It's an integral part of my life and I use it everyday.

    If you didn't have a smartphone then it's a no brainer, however you could argue that there are cheaper phones out there. However I'd choose the iPhone for its longevity, reliability and good after sales support. Those factors make it worth spending more.

    I think the reason it can be hard to justify is when you already have a working smartphone that can do all the things you need it for. Then you wonder why you need to pay so much when you already have a device that allows you to do everything.

    Also many of us are used to getting our phones subsidised on a contract. Although you pay the full price (and more) over the duration of the contract you don't feel it as its a small amount monthly. When you buy sim free you really take stock of how much you're spending.
  4. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040


    Jul 19, 2013
  5. iphonedude2008 macrumors 65816


    Nov 7, 2009
    Irvine, CA
    A few years ago, smartphones were definitely worth the high price with all the R&D required to bring them into existence. However, companies are able to produce phones with high quality materials and hardware for half the price of an iPhone. It may be worth all the benefits of an Apple product and I myself am able to justify paying that price for a nice phone, but that does not mean phones should cost this much anymore
  6. theramod macrumors member


    Dec 2, 2015
    Im living in EU and I paid close to 900$ for 16gb 6s and I still think it's worth every penny. It's robust, good looking, powerful and easy to use.
  7. bandofbrothers macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007
  8. mrex macrumors 68030


    Jul 16, 2014
    i do almost all same things (restrictions in ios) as i did with a phone which was 1/3 of the price of iphone 6s+... and can be done with any smartphone: email, calender, web/news/vids, music, shopping/banking, gaming, nav.. do i need iphone for those things, simply answer - no i dont.
  9. flyinmac macrumors 68040


    Sep 2, 2006
    United States
    Still missing hammer and screwdriver functionality :p

    Actually I can use it like a hammer, but I'd go through phones very fast. Don't want to pay $650 for each nail :cool:
  10. kschles macrumors regular


    Apr 3, 2008
    Yes, the IPhone is very useful. However, I think it is way overpriced. I was thinking I'd like to upgrade my 6 to a 6S Plus. I checked the Verizon website and found it would cost $950 for a 128 gb model. I then checked Amazon, and found that a 128 gb IPad Pro 9.7 inch model costs $724. Seems out of whack to me.
  11. Phonefanman thread starter Suspended

    Jun 21, 2016
    Initially the iPhone isn't priced to badly considering the price of flagship Android phones. It's the bigger memory iPhones that really sock it to a brother.

    I think all phones should have 64gb or 128gb of memory by default.... Meaning one price and plenty of memory... Like a 64gb or 128gb iPhone 6S $650.... Getting up close to $1000 just because of extra memory seems a little nuts to me...
  12. I7guy macrumors P6


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    The price of people haven't gone down. The product has best in class support (store or call-in) supported for 5 years, given past history.

    My 10 year old subie does everything and more my late model Porsche does, yet....
  13. redheeler macrumors 603


    Oct 17, 2014
    Well, things have definitely progressed since 2010. The higher-end Samsung phones are more premium than they used to be.

    That said, I prefer the simplicity, security, app availability, not Google, and Mac Continuity/syncing features of the iPhone. I had considered switching for the greater amount of hardware features available on Android such as an OLED display, expandable storage, and wireless charging, but that was enough to make me stick with Apple.
  14. lyceumHQ macrumors 6502a


    Aug 4, 2010
    Seeing the phone as useful and thinking it's over priced aren't same thing.

    My friend paid £120 for a Moto G. It does all of the above and two years later looks exactly like it did when she bought it.

    The iPhone is over priced. Saying it does X and Y doesn't change that because every other smart phone on the market does that too.

    I love my iPhone. I've loved every iPhone I've owned since the 3G. I like iOS. And the fact is if I want to use iOS I have to buy an iPhone. So I buy iPhone.

    Do I enjoy them? Absolutely. Is my iPhone worth £620 to me? Absolutely. Do I think they're over priced? Absolutely.

    Any item is only worth what people are prepared to pay for it. And I'm prepared to pay extra to use iOS. Doesn't mean I can't think they're over priced. But I think all flag ship phones are over priced. I don't believe any phone should cost the best part of £1000. Not anymore.

    What I don't get is people who say iPhones are over priced compared to X. Sorry but Apple/Samsung/Sony/HTC etc all their flag ship phones are similarly priced.

    And at the end of the day. People have a choice. If you don't think the iPhone is worth it. Don't buy one.
  15. Channan macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2012
    New Orleans
    You don't need a lot of power for any of the things you mentioned. "Budget" Android phones have come a long way. There are some with almost flagship level specs for half the cost of flagships if not even less.

    That makes sense why you think Android phones lack dependability. You haven't used one in six years?

    You don't have to justify why you bought your phone. You bought an iPhone because you like it. Leave it at that.
  16. marty1980 macrumors 6502

    Apr 22, 2011
    In reality, each person will get a different value from their phone. My grandmother uses email and Facebook and the phone features. That's it. iPhone costs too much for what she uses it for, BUT she is 86 and is very comfortable with the iOS interface. So the value of the ease of use for the features she uses justifies the cost for her. She would be lost on Android (we've experimented).

    So it really doesn't matter whether you use your phone a lot or a little or have 1 app or 1000. As long as the person gets personal value from the device, it justifies the cost. And while other options may be cheaper and may even work better; that's not for someone else to decide or judge. As a friend you can try and recommend, but nobody is "wrong" for choosing what works for them.

    My most used apps:
    The Weather Channel
  17. kschles macrumors regular


    Apr 3, 2008
    Well, I went ahead and ordered the 6S Plus. I wanted the bigger phone. The 7, from all accounts, won't be much of an upgrade, meaning I'd really like to get whatever the're calling the 2017 anniversary model. What pushed me over the edge is that Verizon offered me $300 for my IPhone 6. I checked the Gazelle website, and they're only offering $200.
  18. Xgm541 macrumors 65816

    May 3, 2011
    It's worth it for me. Many of us work in fields that require specialized tools or software. Those tools or software costs a lot of money too. My iPhone is a tool that I use to get work done, have fun, socialize, etc. Considering how much I use it, it's definitely worth every penny.
  19. Savor Suspended


    Jun 18, 2010
    iPhones aren't expensive to me. I'm just a tightwad. ;-)

    Actually most of my relatives use iPhone. My Mom uses 6+. My bro uses 6s. My Stepdad uses Note 3. If I asked them, they can give them all to me once they upgrade unless they trade-in. So I get the hand me downs which I usually sell off.

    I think both Apple and Samsung are not only overpriced but overrated. But in the States, it is one or the other while the table scraps are left for the rest. So I focus on other brands because I will get an iPhone or Galaxy anyway. I am a phone fan though with no allegiance to one. I do prefer owning a smartphone not everyone has. Think different, right?

    But I need file explorers. A basic necessity to manage my media. Android has ES File Explorer. WP has Files. I prefer after I Bluetooth a video, photos, or ebook, I need those file managers to move the files to the folders. I don't want to turn on my computer and iTunes to do that for an iPhone. Android and WP are more complementary to each than iOS is with one of them. Irony since Google and Microsoft don't play along together.

    Android has QuickPic. It serves as a two-in-one photos and video viewer. Anytime I click a video, MX Player is my default since it has background play. WP can play MKV and AVI like Android too. iTunes can't even recognize them and we need to convert it to MP4 to waste more time. You can't mass select all or delete files on iPhones. Needs to be one at a time unless you turn on iTunes again to select all.

    If you love iPhones, good for you. Enjoy. I prefer a little more breathing room without the need of a computer to manage files. Need micro-sd slot, removable battery, better value, sideload apps, and custom launchers too. I mentioned iOS was once my favorite mobile OS (2008-2011) until seeing its limitations more than 3-4 years ago. Love iPhone hardware. Fairly lukewarm on iOS restrictions.

    Team of phones is better than only depending on one phone. When one of my phones is low batt, I switch to the 3-4 others available. But I understand Americans don't use multiple sims like Asians. My family of phones help each other out like relatives who do certain house chores. And the Filipinos have always emphasized on "family." Stronger unit than going solo. Being together than being alone.

    Anytime I buy a new phone, I loop video reviews first and try to be aware what their purpose and limitations will be since no phone or platform is truly perfect. Some do better in areas as others. I might get a little excited about the new iPhone 7 once it announced but I'm already aware of its limitations thanks to iOS and dependency with iTunes.

    Same ol' grid row look..different wallpapers.
  20. pika2000 macrumors 68040

    Jun 22, 2007
    Looking at specs only, iPhone might seem a bit pricey (although I can argue the A9 is superior than other SoCs). But the likes of Samsung and Sony are also charging an arm and a leg for their flagships.

    Why do I still think iPhone is still the better value? Worldwide warranty, and easy access to support (Apple stores and authorized service centers). For some, this doesn't matter, but for those that are moving between countries, this is a God send. And no, not even Samsung/Sony offer the same level of support, yet they are charging the same premium as Apple.

    So to me, Apple's pricing is reasonable. Samsung/Sony, now they are overpriced.
  21. KevinMac macrumors regular


    Jul 8, 2013
    Traverse City, Michigan
    I love iPhone because the IOS is not so vulnerable to viruses as my Android phone was.
  22. I7guy macrumors P6


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    As the poster above said, being together is better than being alone. My family, extended family, friends are on iOS; about 70 people. iMessage, FaceTime and iCloud photo libraries are the order of the day. Seamless integration without a dearth of 3rd party apps.

    Talk about support, when Apple introduces a feature in a flagship it's there to stay and is always improved. Unlike the here today gone tomorrow as cards and ir blaster.

    With the competition flagships charging the same as iPhone it doesn't really seem overpriced, especially when it just works.
  23. Phonefanman thread starter Suspended

    Jun 21, 2016
    I love my iPhone I got the body it's got the brain wahahaha
  24. tomi03 macrumors regular


    Dec 8, 2015
    Genève. Suisse
    I used to like my iPhone 6S, now I like more the Samsung S7 Edge. There's a big difference between screens, fast charge, camera at night etc........ it was so obvious when I used the Samsung S7 that I realised my iPhone is ****, and stop the same about it only works, because AirDrop never work, iCloud is always full with a backup I don't find and can't delete, the damn useless battery, also it is not as expensive as some of you think.. I am like disappointed, like when you have something and you stop to feel great for using it, like there's something better

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