iPhone XS Will Apple have a flash sale on iPhones?

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  1. ET iPhone Home, Jan 3, 2019
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    Now that Apple has reported it's iPhone sales has slumped and letter of concern to investors over dip in stock, what do you think they are going to do about it? They may be forced to lower cost of current and future Phones to generate the revenue they've been accustom to.
     
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    A flash sale on iPhones?

    When hell freezes over and is made into grape snow cones
     
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    I doubt it. But can you imagine how mad recent buyers would be?:mad: It does amaze me that Apple didn’t see this slow down in sales coming. But I suppose just in time production has limits.
     
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    I would say the most accurate time frames :D
     
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    Just as soon as Apple is done adding the floppy disk drive back to the iMac G3, the ADC port back to Macintosh graphic cards, the optical drive back to MacBook Airs and the headphone jack back to the iPhone.

    Oh. And right after Apple brings back PowerPC chips for Macs.

    Only then will there be a 'flash sale'.
     
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    Well, let's hypothetically say, Apple does nothing, and lets then speculate Apple retains cost of iPhone Xi the same, do you really think this is going to help generate revenue. Apple has to make changes and I really think something will change this September 2019. Let's discuss then....
     
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    No way on earth they’re going to change the MSRP of the XS, XS Max or XR until September. Even then, I don’t see the price of their flagship phones decreasing - it would be a big FU to the Apple faithful who bought the X and XS at $1,000+.
     
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    They'll produce fewer units to start.
     
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    Apple may change and Apple may do something, but Apple has a VERY, VERY long way to go before they are in danger of being Sears.

    Apple will have to go through at least a decade or more of consistently bad management that strips away the value and resources of the company while pursuing money losing ideas. At the same time they will need to cause their employees to hate them and never want to work for them. They will need to cause those employees to stab their fellow coworkers in the back for gain but at the same time make everyone fear for their jobs.

    Just how long do you think Apple will have before it's investors stop all that?

    Friggin take a look at Sprint as another example. Merger not withstanding, 12 years after a bad investment, bleeding cash every year and guess what? Sprint is still in business.

    Apple is in zero danger of going out of business tomorrow because of one quarter of off-sales. They don't need to nothing.
     
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    Have they ever had a flash sale to bolster a slump? No. Ain't gonna happen.
     
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    A flash sale? Ha Ha! No. That is not the Apple way.

    I can see Apple possibly offering a gift card with purchase similar to the back-to-school promotion they run every year.

    I can see carriers and retailers offering more enticing incentives to move their own internal stock.

    No flash sales though from Apple. Just can’t see that.
     
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    It's somewhat unrealistic to expect that earnings would always be more and more and records would continue to be broken all the time. Seems like something like this wouldn't (or at least shouldn't) be all that unexpected.
     
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    Nope, they will ride out the economic slump.
     
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    The absolute max you will see is an extension of the currently boosted trade-in prices.
     
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    Best Buy did one recently on Apple products, but I couldn't see Apple doing that ever.
     
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    Nokia, Motorola, BlackBerry...
     
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    IBM!!!! IBM!!!!!! Microsoft!!!!
     
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    Not sure. Did they?
     
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    It's a figure of speech, meaning, with the latest news on Apples, if they will change their business plan and price iPhones less than what it is being sold for now.
     

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