01-24-2018 11:07 PM
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  1. anon(7929613)'s Avatar
    We all know that iPhones are over priced. But people still buy it. Other equally good phones sell at half it's price. So is Apple fooling people? And if the answer is yes, then why are people not ditching iPhones?

    It's not that Apple is making ground breaking stuff today when it comes to phones.
    jams_11 and editguy like this.
    01-16-2018 10:44 AM
  2. libra89's Avatar
    I would say that Apple nails the general basics well for your average person buying a phone and the performance is generally pretty good.

    Saying that iPhones are overpriced is speaking like we are back in 2015. There are also phones on the Android side that are as well.
    Guytronic, jmshub, Elky64 and 1 others like this.
    01-16-2018 10:56 AM
  3. tgp's Avatar
    We all know that iPhones are over priced. But people still buy it.
    These two sentences are contradictory. One or the other can be true, but not both. If iPhones were overpriced, they wouldn't sell. If they sell, they're not overpriced.
    xandros9, TgeekB, rinosaur and 5 others like this.
    01-16-2018 11:44 AM
  4. Guytronic's Avatar
    Apple iPhone users are paying for customer servicing.
    Fans of the iPhone want a trouble free experience so they are willing to pay for it.
    01-16-2018 01:52 PM
  5. tgp's Avatar
    Apple iPhone users are paying for customer servicing.
    Fans of the iPhone want a trouble free experience so they are willing to pay for it.
    And that's what they get. Solid device (both hardware, software, and ecosystem), excellent customer service, and consistency. We know that the updated version of the iPhone will be released in September.

    These things are worth a lot. Don't tell me that a lot of people here wouldn't pay a pretty penny for the same thing from Microsoft.
    01-16-2018 02:40 PM
  6. anon(7929613)'s Avatar
    Apple iPhone users are paying for customer servicing.
    Fans of the iPhone want a trouble free experience so they are willing to pay for it.
    Nokia Care used to provide exceptional service, yet they never charged this much. I am not against expensive gadgets but I refuse to pay a premium for branding. I think it's high time that people teach Apple a lesson. They are anyways not bringing anything new or innovative to the table.
    Guytronic likes this.
    01-16-2018 03:02 PM
  7. Guytronic's Avatar
    Nokia Care used to provide exceptional service, yet they never charged this much. I am not against expensive gadgets but I refuse to pay a premium for branding. I think it's high time that people teach Apple a lesson. They are anyways not bringing anything new or innovative to the table.
    Nokia care may have been great outside the US so I'm not able judge there. All I know is customer service in any Apple store is exemplary.
    This discussion reminds me of automotive tires. It's not about the tires it's all about the service after sale.
    01-16-2018 03:31 PM
  8. Elky64's Avatar
    iPhones aren't my thing (my wife it tis) and not fond of their pricing buuuut - due to the fact I've experienced first hand that their products work and work well, have top rate build quality, and great support, there's several Apple products in my household. Also, when it comes to a phone recommendation an iPhone is usually tops on my list.

    Yes there's lots I loathe about iPhone and Apple products in general but find at the end of the day, the good outweighs the bad, at least for us it does.

    Oh yeah, don't forget if you want a product that has zillions of accessories available the iPhone is it.
    Jose_Rey and Laura Knotek like this.
    01-16-2018 04:11 PM
  9. tgp's Avatar
    I think it's high time that people teach Apple a lesson.
    People did teach Apple a lesson. Apple learned that people like what they offer, and are willing to pay a premium for it.

    And why should they charge less?
    01-16-2018 04:25 PM
  10. Guytronic's Avatar
    I think the non-iphone people believe everyone lays down 1000 dollars or more for the phone the day they grab one.
    Don't forget iPhones are usually paid for in conjunction with term carrier plans.

    There are a few other high priced phones out there other than Apples products.
    I paid 600 bucks last year for a phone with little to zero customer service. My carrier could care less about me also since I'm not subscribing to one of their pricey multiple line plans.

    Many users want that all inclusive deal to make smartphone life simple.
    01-16-2018 04:38 PM
  11. anon(7929613)'s Avatar
    And why should they charge less?
    Apple can charge whatever they want. But the main question is should we pay more? Its not 2007 and the experience that iPhone provides is not exclusive to iPhones anymore.
    01-17-2018 12:23 AM
  12. Guytronic's Avatar
    Apple can charge whatever they want. But the main question is should we pay more? Its not 2007 and the experience that iPhone provides is not exclusive to iPhones anymore.
    We'll iPhone users don't have a problem paying for what they get.
    I'm almost sure Apple is very good at tracking what their customers will bear.

    Apple has built a solid core following and will continue to maintain their place with the generic user.
    Laura Knotek and libra89 like this.
    01-17-2018 12:39 AM
  13. covfefe's Avatar
    Apple is a fashion company and the ipod phone is their main shiny... and boy oh boy do people loooove the shiny...
    Neeraj Ashu likes this.
    01-22-2018 09:43 PM
  14. xandros9's Avatar
    Apple is a fashion company and the ipod phone is their main shiny... and boy oh boy do people loooove the shiny...
    Except the iPods are no more :(

    Anyways, I think Apple's five years of iPhone support is something Android can't officially match so there's that, and they also hold their value well too.
    TgeekB, kaktus1389 and libra89 like this.
    01-23-2018 07:50 AM
  15. mtf1380's Avatar
    01-23-2018 08:30 AM
  16. AndyCalling's Avatar
    Apple is just trying to wring the last profit from the iPhone before we move in to the post smart phone era. Not an unreasonable move if they can pull it off with these big fees, but I sort of doubt this will make more money than selling them a bit cheaper. The price of all smart phones will dive soon once they're yesterday's tech, and whilst Android phones will live on for some time due to size and gravity Apple's customers love the cutting edge and will likely be looking to the next big thing.

    The age of the not-Phone is almost here, starting this year hopefully then come 2019 we'll be seeing much shifting about and by 2020 smart phones will be retro pieces and situationally trendy (where you don't want to lose/damage/have stolen your main mobile device). So, the question is how much will Apple charge for their post smart phone device? Will the not-iPhone be more expensive even than the iPhone? Or the same price? I wonder on the impact of Apple's prices on the Surface not-Phone...
    01-23-2018 10:02 AM
  17. omarkazi's Avatar
    We all know that iPhones are over priced. But people still buy it. Other equally good phones sell at half it's price. So is Apple fooling people? And if the answer is yes, then why are people not ditching iPhones?

    It's not that Apple is making ground breaking stuff today when it comes to phones.
    Yes, Apple phones are a fashion or status brand...so definitely overpriced. There technology actually is simplistic and frustrating for power users. They have poor to mediocre battery life so I laugh at users with their massive battery backs added on.
    01-23-2018 11:48 AM
  18. rromerof's Avatar
    We all know that iPhones are over priced. But people still buy it. Other equally good phones sell at half it's price. So is Apple fooling people? And if the answer is yes, then why are people not ditching iPhones?

    It's not that Apple is making ground breaking stuff today when it comes to phones.
    Yes it's true about the price being a little high. It is also true that, me, having an iPhone 6s, I still have software updates, the OS and software is pretty stable (although iOS 11 was such a disappointment, it is miles ahead from what W10M intended to be). Being almost two and a half years old, I still can resell it for a good price and it can work well for a couple more years. When I was using Windows phones, I used to feel that I had to renew my device every year, that or the risk of not receiving the last updates, I think that is crap.

    Paying a price for something that can last for 4 years, I wouldn't regret it ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    rinosaur likes this.
    01-23-2018 11:58 AM
  19. gamo62's Avatar
    We all know that iPhones are over priced. But people still buy it. Other equally good phones sell at half it's price. So is Apple fooling people? And if the answer is yes, then why are people not ditching iPhones?

    It's not that Apple is making ground breaking stuff today when it comes to phones.
    It's two things. Apple consistently makes a solid product. And they support it for more than 2 years with IOS upgrades. I have been a long time anti-Apple person, going back to Symbian. But with Microsoft's negligence in duping customers with Windows Phone, I went with Apple. I know it will be a good product, virus free, but they will support it for at least 4 years. That, and the battery won't burn my house down.
    01-23-2018 12:15 PM
  20. deadonthefloor's Avatar
    They're not overpriced. The revenues are going to the wrong places.

    When you have assemblers jumping off buildings, they're not getting paid enough.
    When you have child labor assemblers violating China's overtime rules for kids, they're not getting paid enough.
    When you have enclosure manufacturers working in noxious environments without proper protective gear, they're not getting adequate workplace safety.

    This is the reality of our consumer electronics addictions. Profits go to the shareholders while the workers endure abhorrent conditions.

    Buy buy buy, it's your duty in this upside down capitalist world.
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    01-23-2018 12:26 PM
  21. Existence_Inc's Avatar
    I am platform agnostic (BBOS, BB10, Meego, WP8/.1/10, Android 2.2-7.0) and I will be changing to the more expensive iPhone platform this year. 4-5 years worth of OS updates and security updates is a significant factor. In addition, I value my Privacy, and since BB has moved to Android, I feel like iPhone is the only secure platform left. Modern iPhones also allow flexibility when choosing carriers, as they work on all major U.S. Networks. When I consider these factors, it isn't unreasonable to pay the necessary premium. That isn't even including the after-sale service that Apple provides (including battery replacements).

    It isn't all roses for me however; I would be quite pleased if they would bring back the headphone port and give me the option to use external storage, but...

    ~Ex

    NOTE: I always pay for my devices outright. So, $900+ for a device is no small thing for a tool.

    [Edited for Clarity]
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    01-23-2018 01:17 PM
  22. Vincent McLaughlin's Avatar
    Hell, I spent 800 on my Note 8. So, it's just a matter on what you are willing to spend money on. I'm not a fan of iPhone, for that matter, not a fan of Android either. However, I decided to go with Android, because I can customize it more than iPhone. Im not saying either is bad, I just have my preference, but it is no longer a real option, unless you just want a phone that works well for basic smartphone features.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-23-2018 01:30 PM
  23. vzzbuckz's Avatar
    The only phones where you can be guaranteed timely security patches are iPhones, Google Pixel and Windows Phones. As Windows Phones account for a very small percentage, let's say Pixel and iPhones. Both are similar prices. Iphones have been around far longer than Pixels and so people will stay with what they know.

    iPhones work well and hold their value. I've just picked up a used iPhone 6S plus for about $350 and it's in perfect condition. iOS is also fairly similar similar and Apple keeps updating them for at least 4 years.

    As such, overall, if you want security and regular updates - Apple is your only viable choice for the long term.
    xandros9 likes this.
    01-23-2018 02:48 PM
  24. Old_Mil's Avatar
    If you follow the financial news, JP Morgan cut sales forecasts for the iPhone X by like forty percent, saying the results were worse than the iPhone 8.

    Perhaps Apple is starting to lose traction.
    01-23-2018 03:00 PM
  25. blazewon22's Avatar
    There are lots of reasons why people choose iOS over other phones. As one who moved back and forth from iPhone to Android to Windows and now back to iPhone, it came down to a couple of reasons:

    1. Apps - I don't have to worry about my apps being real or ridden with malware. I get them first, they get patched first. All big issues with Android and now the non-existent Windows Mobile

    2. Support - I dropped my phone on a road trip, walked into a store and had it repaired in a couple of hours. When I had an Android phone i sent it in and got another model returned to me in 48 hours. I dropped my Windows Phone and no one could fix it. I can call Apple if it freezes or walk into a store for a quick question.

    3. Resale Value - I can sell my phone for a new model and get 50-60% of the original value. My Lumia 950 went for peanuts after a year. Android phone was like 30% of its value

    4. OS Simplicity - Parental Controls, AirDrop, iMessage, FaceTime for 10 years these things have just worked. Android has changed default apps several times. Windows was super unstable requiring daily reboots. Camera was good but the software sucked. Maps couldn't find basic addresses. All of these things went away with an iPhone.

    With financing the cost difference is pretty negligible and in the US its 0% interest. Its basically a utility cost. I looked at the Pixel 2 as it was pretty intriguing. In the end it wasn't on my carrier and I didn't want to finance through Google. Loving my iPhone 8 plus and have had no issues. My brother got the Pixel and is frustrated.
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    01-23-2018 03:02 PM
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