Pricing

Discussion in 'iPhone Discussion & Support' started by sunshine, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. sunshine

    sunshine Member

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    I still think the price is to high for the iPhone and reckon Apple will have to drop the prices soon to keep thier market share - What do you think? :(
     
  2. anomalight

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    I think that, if you were to buy any un-subsidized smartphone/pocket PC at full retail price, the iPhone is comparably priced.

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  3. Hazel

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    It doesn't. It is double the price of a Palm Treo.
     
  4. anomalight

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    Apparently you and I have differing opinions on "comparable" and "un-subsidized".

    Amazon's list pricing on the following:
    Treo 680, $399
    Treo 700, $649
    Treo 750, $899

    I'm failing to see your argument.

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  5. Ryan

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    HAHA, owned. Anyway, yeah, the iPhone is not over-priced, but it is still expensive for a phone.

    Apple has done the usual, and made something that is so cool that no one even cares how much it is (well exageration), they just want the thing.
     
  6. Hazel

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    You've proven my point, you can get a Palm Treo for $399 at the list price. Amazon were actually selling them for even less.

    Plus: Compare what they're offering. Palm comes with more features, and is cheaper. Can be bought almost for free if signed up with a contract

    Iphone, on the other hand, has less features without the capability of installing further apps, is more expensive. Is forcibly locked into a contract, without even getting discounts to compensate for the contract!
     
  7. anomalight

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    Among your points, you said it's "double the price": $399 is not half of $499 OR $599. And, again, I'm talking about unsubsidized equipment, you are not.

    On the 680, you don't get a camera or wifi, no video playback; iPhone battery life is better too: talk time is 8 hrs vs 2.5, standby is 250 hrs vs 60.
     
  8. Hazel

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    Ok, so it's slightly less than double the price. Still the fact that you can get subsidized Treos is an advantage.

    Camera, fair enough. I didn't notice that it didn't have one, the more expensive models do. Wifi, it's a smartphone. If you are in range of a wifi network then you are probably also close enough to a computer to use that instead. Don't quote me on this, but I believe it probably also includes a faster data connection.

    Have you checked for third party apps that allow video playback? It almost certainly does support it, as the non-phone TX does. That's one of the best things about them, they allow you to install extra software.

    Where are you getting the battery life figures from? I haven't seen any such comparisons yet.
     
  9. anomalight

    anomalight Well-Known Member

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    Treo: about half way down the page
    iPhone: bottom right-hand side of specs.

    Both use the AT&T Edge network; personally, I use the wifi in mine at coffee shops, at work, and at friends' homes.

    And, I was doing a straight apples-to-apples out-of-the-box comparison of the units; the Treo is definitely more expandable than the iPhone, absolutely.

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  10. Ryan

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    Nice little arguement going on here, but the iPhone is looking the winner.