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#1 +V-Tech

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 13:57

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Apple’s budget iPhone is looking anything but cheap. 9to5Mac points us to the latest research note from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who says that Apple is planning to price the lower-cost iPhone 5C at between $400 and $500 this fall. What’s more, Kuo says that Apple is planning to replace the iPhone 5 with the iPhone 5C as the budget option for consumers by the end of the year, thus ending the company’s practice of selling the most recent version of the iPhone at a discount once it gets replaced by a newer version.
 
Interestingly, Kuo says that company will continue selling the iPhone 4S as a budget option in emerging markets even as it’s giving the axe to the iPhone 5. And finally, Kuo claims that Apple and China Mobile will finally reach an agreement to sell both the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C this year, which will give Apple a major boost in the world’s largest smartphone market.

 

 

 



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 13:59

Iphone 5 isn't going anywhere.



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 14:00

If true, that's bad. This shouldn't replace the iPhone 5, it should be sold in conjunction. They should sell: iPhone 5C (low end), 5 (middle), 5s (top of the line)



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 14:01

If true, that's bad. This shouldn't replace the iPhone 5, it should be sold in conjunction. They should sell: iPhone 5C (low end), 5 (middle), 5s (top of the line)


That's actually not that bad of an idea at all, lol.

I wish this would mean that we could trade our iPhone 5 in for the newer model, but that is only possible in a dreamworld :p

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 14:05

I know that's considered to be cheap in Apple's world (compared to the iPhone 5), but that's not really a "budget" phone.  If they lowered the price to $200-300 (or even $300-400), then it would be a budget phone.



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 14:09

I know that's considered to be cheap in Apple's world (compared to the iPhone 5), but that's not really a "budget" phone.  If they lowered the price to $200-300 (or even $300-400), then it would be a budget phone.

Apple's moto is not to sell cheap..... Apple probably think and hope for it to be the premium of all budget phones :)



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 14:15

I guess the term "budget phone" has a different interpretation for Apple. $400-$500 is not anywhere close to being called "budget"



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 14:15

I know that's considered to be cheap in Apple's world (compared to the iPhone 5), but that's not really a "budget" phone.  If they lowered the price to $200-300 (or even $300-400), then it would be a budget phone.

 

That's why the 4 is still around. I doubt they could still make a profit at that price unless they're using older tech.



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 14:15

Insane price if they're aiming for the budget audience.



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 14:16

That's why the 4 is still around. I doubt they could still make a profit at that price unless they're using older tech.

I really believe they can make a nice profit even from $200-300. Dont have the exact numbers of course but i guess the production of each phone + shipping + other stuff cost A LOT less.....



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 14:17

"the lower-cost iPhone 5C at between $400 and $500" yeah that sure is cheaper then $199 on a plan.

 

And let the idiots line up to buy this phone lol.



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 14:19

"the lower-cost iPhone 5C at between $400 and $500" yeah that sure is cheaper then $199 on a plan.

 

And let the idiots line up to buy this phone lol.

Apple fan boys/girls will buy anything Apple release, no matter what. Even if it will be a brown bag full with poop as long as it has the Apple logo on it  :rofl:  :rofl:



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 14:19

It looks like the iPhone 5C (5cheap?) is a downgrade even from the current iPhone 5. If that's the case, this would be the worst idea ever.



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 14:20

"the lower-cost iPhone 5C at between $400 and $500" yeah that sure is cheaper then $199 on a plan.

 

And let the idiots line up to buy this phone lol.

That's the off contract price. You do realize the iPhone 5 starts at $649 unlocked, and goes up to $849? No you probably don't...

 

This phone on contract (subsidized) will be cheaper than the flagship iPhone. 



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 14:25

Apple fan boys/girls will buy anything Apple release, no matter what. Even if it will be a brown bag full with poop as long as it has the Apple logo on it  :rofl:  :rofl:

How long can Apple continue to roll out the same product before people catch on?

 

 and How awesome is that? a new iPhone5C, and just in time to start the new school year, i guess this phone is make for children lol