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Is The iPhone Finally Losing Its Mojo?
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1/30/2016 | 4:22:59 PM
Re: iTrouble
Thats exactly it there is no compelling reason to upgrade and without the subsidy most consumers have to really hard to find a reason to spend $600 on a phone every few years.
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1/30/2016 | 8:09:17 AM
Cost of operation
The problem with the iPhone or any other smartphone is not the device, but the cost of operations. Those who need or want to spend quite a lot of money per month on a smartphone already do so. Many others like myself are interested in a smartphone, but are unwilling the insane monthly charges for a decent data plan (as in no caps).

If Apple wants to sell more gear they have to do these three things:

- cut the price of the iPhone because it is grossly overprice compared to the competition

- deliver product when it is demanded

- start its own very low cost cell service, 30$/month for four lines with unlimited data/voice/text is where I would jump
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1/29/2016 | 12:23:26 PM
Re: iTrouble

With every new modal comes the obligatory price increase and with mobile carriers not providing the "free phone" any longer consumers are getting savvier about their purchasing cycle. If Apple want to drive more adoption of their new models it will be time to start subsidizing their purchase through the carriers.



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