Do you think iPhones are overpriced ?

DenisMNE

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I never could understand the fact that iPhones tend to cost more than a 1.000 dollars.
I understand that they are very modern and helpful, but do you really think that cost should be that much ?
Most of the iPhones, if not all, are made in China, using cheap labor, so do you think it really should worth that much ?
 

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The latest iPhone X is what you’re referring to, right? I like iPhones but that one phone is disgustingly expensive. It costs waaay more than I think it’s worth. That’s why I’m sticking with my trusty old iPhone 6s. I’ll stay on the sidelines and wait for these prices to calm down. :D
 

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I honestly think most Apple products are overpriced. I believe they have a different market than other types of technology though. I think Jobs was trying to make hardware that could serve those looking for a simple and intuitive UI, along with people who need to have largely integraive systems running on hardware that can easily interact with other parts of the system. Unfortunately, this requires a sacrifice of one's wallet apparently.
 

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The latest iPhone X is what you’re referring to, right? I like iPhones but that one phone is disgustingly expensive. It costs waaay more than I think it’s worth. That’s why I’m sticking with my trusty old iPhone 6s. I’ll stay on the sidelines and wait for these prices to calm down. :D
Yeah, couple of last ones were so expensive.Haha, we own the same phone.iPhone 6s to the end.
 

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Yes I phones are very expensive thats why i stick to my iphone 7 plus.
Your iPhone is still considered new because it’s just a generation late. Almost all of us here did not upgrade to this year’s new Apple line.
 

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Yes of course, all iPhone are overpriced. In fact, it's the main reason why I'm yet to use one today because I cannot cough out more than $300 just to buy one phone that I will use to just make calls, send text messages and browse the internet.

I can easily make a budget of $150 to purchase a phone but exceeding $300 is beyond my financial capacity. So, I would tag iPhone as a seriously overpriced commodity.
 

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Yes of course, all iPhone are overpriced. In fact, it's the main reason why I'm yet to use one today because I cannot cough out more than $300 just to buy one phone that I will use to just make calls, send text messages and browse the internet.
I can easily make a budget of $150 to purchase a phone but exceeding $300 is beyond my financial capacity. So, I would tag iPhone as a seriously overpriced commodity.
Yes, I agree with you on that one.I have around the same budget for phones, since I am living in Southern Europe and financial situation is pretty much not that great like on the West, so majority of people would go around that price.
I found this video on YouTube since I was really curious why are they so expensive.
One of the reasons are forgot about are - Local taxes.
USA has a higher tax and since Apple is in USA, its headquarters, that might explain a lot, but it is so expensive in my country if you buy a new one.Thousand euros is a two month salary over here.
 
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For a normal person like me, this phone is very expensive. There are more than a few Android phones that are better than the new iPhones in different ways like camera, battery, storage, and customization. And most people come to Android because Android phones typically don’t cost as much as iPhones. iPhone is a premium device but is it worth the money... no.
 

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Yes, I agree with you on that one.I have around the same budget for phones, since I am living in Southern Europe and financial situation is pretty much not that great like on the West, so majority of people would go around that price.
I found this video on YouTube since I was really curious why are they so expensive.
One of the reasons are forgot about are - Local taxes.
USA has a higher tax and since Apple is in USA, its headquarters, that might explain a lot, but it is so expensive in my country if you buy a new one.Thousand euros is a two month salary over here.
This is exactly the reason why I believe that any reasonable and average income earner especially those paid on monthly basis wouldn't consider making such purchase because it would reck their immediate financial situation and leaving them broke.
 

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This is exactly the reason why I believe that any reasonable and average income earner especially those paid on monthly basis wouldn't consider making such purchase because it would reck their immediate financial situation and leaving them broke.
It is the brand that sells.
Apple has made itself a ''Big boy'' on the market so people, given the fact that they like ''to spend money they don't have to impress people they do not like'', are more likely to get one.Especially in USA or Canada.It is not that widespread in Europe as it is in North America.
They still make huge money out of it and I've read that they use cheap labor in China.I do not know how will the current US administration deal with it since it seems very unfair.
They almost have a monopoly in this field in USA.
 

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The latest iPhone X is what you’re referring to, right? I like iPhones but that one phone is disgustingly expensive. It costs waaay more than I think it’s worth. That’s why I’m sticking with my trusty old iPhone 6s. I’ll stay on the sidelines and wait for these prices to calm down. :D
Yeah! I phones are very expensive because of the specs and external GB. I phones has a different GB so if you buy a higher GB the more expensive I phone you get.
 

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The general consensus is usually that Apple overestimates itself severely by pricing their products that high.

Altough once again, maybe my bias is a result of me receiving my first Android as my little sister got her Iphone, and i felt relief when i realised how little Iphones actually has going for them.

To access the very basic functions like downloading outside App Store, the Iphone must be jailbreaked. Thats just insane, how oblivious of your costumers desire are you to the point that they feel forced to crack their phone to be able to do anything with it?
 

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I honestly think most Apple products are overpriced. I believe they have a different market than other types of technology though. I think Jobs was trying to make hardware that could serve those looking for a simple and intuitive UI, along with people who need to have largely integraive systems running on hardware that can easily interact with other parts of the system. Unfortunately, this requires a sacrifice of one's wallet apparently.
I also feel like Apple lost its way when Steve Jobs is gone. They are less innovative now and they're just copying Android phones or are just including gimmicky features like the Animoji right now. RIP Steve Jobs. :(
 

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I also feel like Apple lost its way when Steve Jobs is gone. They are less innovative now and they're just copying Android phones or are just including gimmicky features like the Animoji right now. RIP Steve Jobs. :(
Steve was a design genius.I have read that he refused to wear breathing masks when he was sick just because he did not like the design.
I did not like the way he approached his employers, many were complaining that he was tough and arrogant and would fire them for no reason, but one can not argue tat his innovations made Apple what it is today.
Not many people know that he was Syrian on his biological father's side.
 

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Steve was a design genius.I have read that he refused to wear breathing masks when he was sick just because he did not like the design.
I did not like the way he approached his employers, many were complaining that he was tough and arrogant and would fire them for no reason, but one can not argue tat his innovations made Apple what it is today.
Not many people know that he was Syrian on his biological father's side.
You know a lot about Steve. Can you suggest movies or documentary films about him? I've only watched Pirates of Silicon Valley because we were asked to do a reaction paper in school.
 

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You know a lot about Steve. Can you suggest movies or documentary films about him? I've only watched Pirates of Silicon Valley because we were asked to do a reaction paper in school.
I know for the two that were pushed by the media a lot.
One of them is ''Jobs'' from 2013 with Ashton Kutcher.It did not get good ratings and critics were bad.
The better version is one with Michael Fassbender named ''Steve Jobs'' from 2016 and tha's the one I watched, so you might wanna check it out.
 

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I know for the two that were pushed by the media a lot.
One of them is ''Jobs'' from 2013 with Ashton Kutcher.It did not get good ratings and critics were bad.
The better version is one with Michael Fassbender named ''Steve Jobs'' from 2016 and tha's the one I watched, so you might wanna check it out.
Thanks for the recommendation! I'll download a copy of Steve Jobs. I hope it will give me some motivation and also get rid of my laziness. :D
 

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The general consensus is usually that Apple overestimates itself severely by pricing their products that high.
Altough once again, maybe my bias is a result of me receiving my first Android as my little sister got her Iphone, and i felt relief when i realised how little Iphones actually has going for them.
To access the very basic functions like downloading outside App Store, the Iphone must be jailbreaked. Thats just insane, how oblivious of your costumers desire are you to the point that they feel forced to crack their phone to be able to do anything with it?
I do not agree they overestimate themselves since they are the biggest company in revenue, by years now.
I agree that prices are high and that is what makes them big, but as long as people buy it for that price they will sell it for it.
Yes, possibilities are less on iPhone for downloading some stuff that are not on Apple Store but I am satisfied with it anyway.
 

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Your iPhone is still considered new because it’s just a generation late. Almost all of us here did not upgrade to this year’s new Apple line.
You have a phone that is newer than my iPhones 6s, so I would not consider your phone among old ones.
If you care for iPhones it will extend their durability a lot, but I am afraid Apple sabotages them on purpose with updates than are not in compact with them and slowly make you buy new ones.
Nothing beats the iPhone when it comes down to design and performance but, damn, they are expensive.
 
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