WIll iPad release lower cost of iPhone?

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  1. wackymacky macrumors 68000

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    Will the release of the iPad bring down the price of the iPhone?

    In NZ the iPhone is avaliable off contract for the 3G $950 (657 USD) and $1149 (795) for the 3Gs 16 GB.

    These prices seem to be Aprox what Apple would charge for the iPad here, so I would home the price of the phone comes down.
     
  2. anjinha macrumors 604

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    I don't know if it has anything to do with the iPad but I've heard rumors that the next iPhone will be somewhat cheaper. Might not be true though.
     
  3. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    Let's hope. I'd imagine that the 3GS would be $99 and the new iPhone would start at $199. But, if Apple is comfortable bumping down the new iPhone's price, then so be it.
     
  4. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    Apple shouldn't lower prices any more than they have. If they do they will lose that cool factor(it's pretty superficial but it's true) of owning an expensive Apple product. Right now I think Apple's at the right point between affordable and exclusive.
     
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    supply & demand.

    If you need a phone you will still have to get an iphone. Need a personal media device, choice between iphone, ipod touch and ipad. Therefore, no reason for apple to lower the cost although I wish they would!
     
  6. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed, I think that it is doubtful that Apple will reduce the price of the iPhone because they released the iPad.
     
  7. bozzykid macrumors 68020

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    Maybe, but Apple does have their own chip now starting with the iPad, so they can control the costs a bit more. Whether they pass that on to the customer is doubtful.
     
  8. DoNoHarm macrumors 65816

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    apple will only lower the price for the iphone if they also lower the price of the ipad. currently, there is a nice space for the iphone.
     
  9. eyefoniac macrumors 6502

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    All signs point to ... no. It would be nice tho ;)
     
  10. Bubbasteve macrumors 65816

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    My two cents:

    Cost for the hardware will remain the same, but the "break through" data plan on the iPad may result in a lower 3G data plan for the iPhone.
     
  11. anjinha macrumors 604

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    I don't think the subsidized price will get cheaper but the full price might.

    When you say that are you considering the subsidized price or the full price? Because the full price is $599/$699, that's pretty expensive.
     
  12. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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    Will the new MBP's lower the price of the new MacBooks?
     
  13. bjb.butler macrumors 6502a

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    No.
     
  14. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    I agree with you. This could be a possibility.

    The subsidized prices can remain at 99, 199, and 299
    with the fully outright price being at 299 (16GB), 399 (32GB), 499 (64GB).

    (but then of course the ipod touch prices might have to drop as well. probably to around 149, 249, and 349. )

    That still provides a $200 subsidy. This could also possibly open it up to more carriers?
     
  15. FSUSem1noles macrumors 68000

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    I would doubt it, sure it has a bigger screen which is nice when browsing, but it's missing video, missing a camera, still dependent on syncing to a computer with iTunes..

    If anything Apple may raise the price of the iPhone!
     
  16. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    Subsidized because that's the price that most of the world knows the iPhone at, you have to do some searching to find the iPhone's real price.
     
  17. dnguyen macrumors regular

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    while they may have some similar properties, i don't think they're mutually exclusive
     
  18. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    Who are you talking to? That comment doesn't even seem to make sense to me :confused: While they are similar, they are not completely different. You seem to be saying the same thing twice. Both parts of the sentence say there is some overlap between the two products. Not completely identical but not too dissimilar to not compare them together.

    Or am I just being dumb? or over analytical?
     

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