Why did they make the IP4 only 8gb?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by shortys408, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. shortys408 macrumors regular

    Feb 7, 2006
    Because they had to downgrade their old model because it would outsell the new model. If they kept the IP4 at 16gb and sold it for 150$, a lot of people would buy it over a 4S.
  2. darkfiber macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2008
    Columbus, OH USA
    On the other hand you will see tons of used 16GB and 32GB iPhone 4 models for sale on eBay soon that you will be able to buy even cheaper.
  3. drenline macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2010
    Apple's genius way of making the consumer spend more money than they actually should on the newest model over the old model.
  4. rockyroad55 macrumors 601


    Jul 14, 2010
    Phila, PA
  5. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

    Jun 5, 2009
    im sure the iPhone 4 will sell like hot cakes at the $99 price tag and outsell the iPhone 4S!!

    I had friends waiting for the "iPohne 5", but since its only a 4S, they are going with the iPhone 4
  6. salacious macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2011
    iphone 4 8gb in the uk will be charged at a ridiculous rate, itl probably be £300 over a 2 year period!!! KMT
  7. cperchard macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2010
    dont be ridiculous......the 16gb model is like £500 with no contract........the 8gb will prob be around £400 no contract....u can get 16gb models free on a 2 year contract so u reckon £300 for half the size?? WAY OFF MATE LOL
  8. salacious macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2011
    its £429 no contract, still too expensive, not even worth it with the features it lacks, the only reason i want one is compatibility with mac, iv got loadsa apps i wanna use and constantly be on the sync with, the 8gb i thought would be abour £299 not effin £429 what a rip off
  9. 4:20 macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Because that's the iPhone our parents will buy.

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