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Why iPhone and Android phone prices will get even higher

By CNET

You thought paying $1,000 for an iPhone was a lot? It may be just the beginningRead full story

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  • Hmmm the doubt I have is the logic “apple sold” = customer is prepared to pay the price. I am not sure if customers actually make the choice this way or rather a mobile operator tells them: pay 200 USD and we cover rest if you sign contract for 3 years “great new subscription”....

  • In my eyes, the iPhone is nowhere near a status symbol. Because of its price point it is merely seen as one, and is also used by many

    individuals as validation. The owner of my (small) company has an Android, and he has the most “status” of all who work here.

    On the flip side, when I used to ride

    In my eyes, the iPhone is nowhere near a status symbol. Because of its price point it is merely seen as one, and is also used by many

    individuals as validation. The owner of my (small) company has an Android, and he has the most “status” of all who work here.

    On the flip side, when I used to ride the bus, I would see many people who owned an iPhone. I even had an ex who complained about not being able to buy a car, never had rent money, but always bought the new iPhone as they were released.

    I’ve only used one for the last 6 months. Before that I always had inexpensive Androids. Yes they are user friendly and hardly lag; but to own one simply to show your status is quite silly.

  • Cars and cell phones seem to have two types of users: Those who lease a new model every year or two, and those who drive it until the wheels fall off.

    I'm in the second group, still happily rocking my paid-for iPhone 6S+. 🙂

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