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  1. squire777's Avatar
    The idea that Apple is a luxury brand is laughable. Their phones are made in the same Chinese factories as phones of other brands, using the same components and materials. The high price has more to do with that little Apple logo on the phone than it does with the quality of the product. The same could also be said for many other high end products - you're just paying for the brand name.
    09-18-2013 12:27 PM
  2. sirgrant618's Avatar
    The idea that Apple is a luxury brand is laughable. Their phones are made in the same Chinese factories as phones of other brands, using the same components and materials. The high price has more to do with that little Apple logo on the phone than it does with the quality of the product. The same could also be said for many other high end products - you're just paying for the brand name.
    Similar to the GMC and Cadillac versions of some cars. Yukon : Escalade.
    09-18-2013 12:35 PM
  3. njnbat's Avatar
    You're taking numbers of emerging economics and pushing it here :P .
    Dear broar94, did u read the previous posts before commenting ??. One Mr Ohgood came up with rubbish comments stating that apple ios sales is higher by atleast 5x or 10x everywhere in the world. I just showed him some links to show that its not the case everywhere and more importantly to improve his occasional searching of google . So i hope you will have the courtesy next time to go through previous posts .
    The only reason why the sales figures is, because WP is a lot cheaper than an IOS device.
    All of a sudden do you have a problem with sales figure now ??? Don't u remember your previous post highlighting market share in favour of the post about apple killing wp sales. ?? And when reverse is proven with the so called factual data,now you have another problem being windows phone cheaper ?? Do you have any more excuses left ??
    The reason why apple haven't started selling cheap phones(like nokia windows or android) is because they are interested in making money
    Great Mr broar94, So you are finally contradicting your statements of so called market share importance by now saying that apple is a luxury brand and it wont sell cheap phones, which also means it wont care of market share . But u are rite in all means sir because market share percentage of androidvsIOS is the answer to that.
    You say apple is interested in making money by not selling cheap phones like windows and android. So should we feel that windows and android are not making money but cereals & oranges by selling cheap phones ??
    (you dont expect Louis Vuitton stuff to be sold at 150$ right?) and all of their devices are solidly built for the user.
    Mr broar94, i don't know man...Even i felt that apple will sell only solid products for users , but i don't know why then they came up with plastics and colors at 549 $ ??
    why this sudden shift of attitude as compared to Louis Vuitton ?? Aren't they interested to make solid products anymore?? You answer me here sir. But please don't tell me that its done to improve market share haan ... not again pls...i will be bored mr broar94 :)
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    09-18-2013 02:29 PM
  4. ohgood's Avatar
    if you were not making excuses then , what are you doing now .Do u feel these sites are giving percentage analysis based on the number of windows phones bought in their family and not from market share ?? What makes you believe that these are not factual ?? Please prove them .

    Oh really ????..Glad to know that you are fine with it . Anyhow then don't expect wp users to sit quiet when you post most idiotic/foolish statements like the one below.

    Since you are a firm believer of numbers let me not just show you but throw at you the below linka which shows its not just 5x ,10x but 15 % more wp sales than IOS in vietnam.
    Windows Phone Up-and-Coming Challenger to Android for Vietnam Smartphone Market, says IDC - prVN24300613
    So i suggest not to make ridiculous statements like the one made above . But i don't blame you since you google occassionally as you said.However i recommend you to do regularly now because yesterday itself there was another article in wpcentral which shows WP's second position in india.
    Windows Phone maintains second position in India for third consecutive quarter | Windows Phone Central
    So Mr Ohgood , You are doing no good by saying that apple is killing wpsales each and every month .its rubbish and the fact of the matter is, if u take examples of newzealand,middleeast,russia,vietnam,india,china etc then i am afraid i must rebut your statement by saying, its wp which is killing ios sales.
    Beware before you make bizarre arguments that too in wpcentral forum in front of all wp fans.
    "And that's the bottom line because a stone cold wp user said so".
    Take care :)


    285000 units, for a quarter. Definitely a victory.

    You got me there.
    tgp likes this.
    09-18-2013 11:05 PM
  5. montsa007's Avatar
    @broar94

    LV makes purses and stuff for women in different sizes, shapes, colors and design & their price tag varies, I don't see Apple doing that at all, they've simply taken a handkerchief in the start and turned it into a towel/hand napkin :/, I can see it stretching upto the size of a bath/body towel.
    broar94 likes this.
    09-19-2013 02:09 AM
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    09-20-2013 12:50 PM
  7. njnbat's Avatar
    @angrysprintuser , you made my day :)
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    09-20-2013 01:07 PM
  8. robinleck's Avatar
    Sadly, this is the kind of divisive social values that Apple is encouraging...

    iPhone frenzy takes ugly turn in Pasadena - latimes.com

    It's the reason why I never ever procure an Apple products. Apple is the epitome of immoral JUNK.
    09-21-2013 03:28 AM
  9. a5cent's Avatar
    ^ I wouldn't put that on Apple's shoulders. The 'businessman' is just a complete scumbag. If it wasn't the iPhone he'd just be exploiting people in other ways.
    09-21-2013 04:47 AM
  10. robinleck's Avatar
    Apple is the catalyst. The businessman is the perpetrator.
    Both are equally guilty. For god's sake, its just a smartphone, not a Ferrari.
    09-21-2013 05:17 AM
  11. a5cent's Avatar
    ^ I don't know, it seems to me you can't blame Apple for hyping their product. That's what they're supposed to do, no? Anyway, I'm not going to continue here since defending Apple isn't exactly my idea of time well spent ;-)
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    09-21-2013 08:14 AM
  12. robinleck's Avatar
    ^ I don't know, it seems to me you can't blame Apple for hyping their product. That's what they're supposed to do, no? Anyway, I'm not going to continue here since defending Apple isn't exactly my idea of time well spent ;-)
    I do appreciate your points of view which keep things in perspective. Thanks !
    09-21-2013 08:42 AM
  13. squire777's Avatar
    One point Apple fans would bring up to defend the price of iPhones was their supposed build quality and materials. They would brag that it wasn't some "cheap plastic". So now we have a plastic iPhone and it's still expensive, and according to initial tests it isn't all that durable.
    09-22-2013 11:13 PM
  14. montsa007's Avatar
    One point Apple fans would bring up to defend the price of iPhones was their supposed build quality and materials. They would brag that it wasn't some "cheap plastic". So now we have a plastic iPhone and it's still expensive, and according to initial tests it isn't all that durable.
    Lie Phone.
    09-23-2013 12:05 AM
  15. cckgz4's Avatar
    Yes the stigma behind owning an iPhone disgusts me, just like you looked important if you owned a Blackberry back in 07-08. Overall, I love the iPhones but not the mentality behind most of the general consumers that purchases them
    montsa007 likes this.
    09-23-2013 01:31 AM
  16. crash1989's Avatar
    what is wrong with our generation .. how can people pay such money for something .. I cannot comprehend

    iPhones are available for preorder in India and

    the price for 16GB iPhone 5c is 800$ LATEST APPLE IPHONE 5C 16 GB WHITE COLOR Factory Unlocked SEALED PACK IOS 7 | eBay

    the price for 16GB iPhone5S is 1150$ LATEST APPLE IPHONE 5S 16 GB SpaceGray COLOR Factory Unlocked SEALED PACK IOS 7 | eBay
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    09-24-2013 05:23 AM
  17. montsa007's Avatar
    what is wrong with our generation .. how can people pay such money for something .. I cannot comprehend

    iPhones are available for preorder in India and

    the price for 16GB iPhone 5c is 800$ LATEST APPLE IPHONE 5C 16 GB WHITE COLOR Factory Unlocked SEALED PACK IOS 7 | eBay

    the price for 16GB iPhone5S is 1150$ LATEST APPLE IPHONE 5S 16 GB SpaceGray COLOR Factory Unlocked SEALED PACK IOS 7 | eBay
    If I can buy apple stickers at bulk prices, I will put them on rocks and sell it for $500-1000 a piece, and there'll be a HUGE queue of people to buy it.
    Those prices apple gave are ducking insane, I know apple has a lot of followers but then,
    You launch Iphone 4, 4s, 5 and 5s/c
    Discontinue 5 for some reason best known to them
    ramp up the prices of 5c/s to maximize profits.

    One can actually buy a decent bike for the price of a 5c, and infact the bike will be made of metal and not plastic :).

    Seriously, I can smell a lot of backfire, atleast in India with the 5s/c prices, and the Iphone 5 owners will already be unhappy, as their phone's worth is going south ;)
    njnbat likes this.
    09-24-2013 05:29 AM
  18. broar94's Avatar
    iPhone 5S will be costly here but doesnt mean it wont sell here in India. Only the rich folks can afford one. And it's be the filthy rich iFans who'll buy anyway
    09-24-2013 06:28 AM
  19. montsa007's Avatar
    iPhone 5S will be costly here but doesnt mean it wont sell here in India. Only the rich folks can afford one. And it's be the filthy rich iFans who'll buy anyway
    Am not saying it won't sell, but the target it could have attracted with reasonable and legit pricing would have been more compared to the pants pricing, which will only lower the eyebrows.

    Do note that, in India, people don't sleep on the roads to buy an apple product.
    09-24-2013 06:31 AM
  20. kishorekumar_a's Avatar
    Am not saying it won't sell, but the target it could have attracted with reasonable and legit pricing would have been more compared to the pants pricing, which will only lower the eyebrows.

    Do note that, in India, people don't sleep on the roads to buy an apple product.
    The price on Ebay.in for 5s is ₹72000 ($1147) & 5c is ₹50000 ($767) and that's for the 16GB models . Many wealthy people buy it to show off. But everytime I see someone like that I laugh internally at their stupidity to spend such a large amount without getting the value worth. The once iconic status of Apple products is wearing off as the ridiculousness of the pricing sets in (at least in my circles).
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    09-24-2013 06:45 AM
  21. montsa007's Avatar
    The price on Ebay.in for 5s is ₹72000 ($1147) & 5c is ₹50000 ($767) and that's for the 16GB models . Many wealthy people buy it to show off. But everytime I see someone like that I laugh internally at their stupidity to spend such a large amount without getting the value worth. The once iconic status of Apple products is wearing off as the ridiculousness of the pricing sets in (at least in my circles).
    The physical/look wise difference between 5S and 5?, nothing, you have to scream and tell people that its 5S and not 5, and someone with a 5 could fool you that its a 5S.

    I'd buy a Lumia 1020 and donate the rest to a charity :), if I had that much money to blow on a phone ;)
    09-24-2013 10:25 AM
  22. ohgood's Avatar
    The price on Ebay.in for lumia 1850 is ₹72000 ($1147) & lumia 1750 is ₹50000 ($767) and that's for the 16GB models . Many wealthy people buy it to show off. But everytime I see someone like that I laugh internally at their stupidity to spend such a large amount without getting the value worth. The once iconic status of nokia products is wearing off as the ridiculousness of the pricing sets in (at least in my circles).
    Does that still apply if Nokia reached apples success?
    09-27-2013 05:36 AM
  23. fatclue_98's Avatar
    ^ I don't know, it seems to me you can't blame Apple for hyping their product. That's what they're supposed to do, no? Anyway, I'm not going to continue here since defending Apple isn't exactly my idea of time well spent ;-)
    Being on these boards isn't exactly time well spent, but it can be fun. Laughter is always good.
    a5cent likes this.
    09-27-2013 03:00 PM
  24. squire777's Avatar
    The new commercials for the 5C are incredibly annoying.
    09-29-2013 11:07 PM
  25. montsa007's Avatar
    The new commercials for the 5C are incredibly annoying.
    Wait, isn't the product itself incredibly ann..ing?
    So that advert makes a good couple.
    09-30-2013 02:51 AM
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