Budget iPhone Could Generate $6.5 Billion For Apple

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The difference between a $200 iPhone and a $700 iPhone is pretty small when one considers that a three-year service plan for either will run several thousands of dollars. Relative to the cost of ongoing service, spending $700 on a cellular phone is akin to spending $60 on a cordless/corded telephone.

If you want to get my attention, offer a nice phone with cheap service.
 

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With the Nexus 4 raising the bar on what to expect at the $400 price point, I certainly would certainly hope Apple is starting to feel the clue stick beating down on their products and fans thereof.
 

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Lower quality screen? Downgraded processor? You mean a rehash of iPhone 4?
Now they can sell old unused slow chips. Brilliant. They should call it iPhony.
 

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I'm afraid thing like this will dilute iPhone's exclusivity. Steve Jobs must be rolling in his grave the day that budget iPhone launched.
 

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[citation][nom]sixdegree[/nom]I'm afraid thing like this will dilute iPhone's exclusivity. Steve Jobs must be rolling in his grave the day that budget iPhone launched.[/citation]

100% agree with sixdegree. Any Budget phone may benefit Apple in short term, but in long term its a sure disaster. It will loose its Premium Brand Positioning. People buy iPhone in India not because its a good product, but because its a status symbol. If my driver is going to carry the same phone as I am carrying then I loose interest in that Brand. And its a fact that we cannot deny...We live in a Branded World and are completely integrated into it.
 

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[citation][nom]sixdegree[/nom]I'm afraid thing like this will dilute iPhone's exclusivity. Steve Jobs must be rolling in his grave the day that budget iPhone launched.[/citation]

Like the iPad mini >?
 

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If they release a budget phone, iPhone will have to face heavier competition on the high-end front. In my country, an iPhone 5 64gb runs for 1700USD (5,2 x minimum wage). People who buy iPhones here do so because it is a symbol of social status. They probably wouldn't buy it if everyone could have one.
 

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[citation][nom]Achoo22[/nom]The difference between a $200 iPhone and a $700 iPhone is pretty small when one considers that a three-year service plan for either will run several thousands of dollars. Relative to the cost of ongoing service, spending $700 on a cellular phone is akin to spending $60 on a cordless/corded telephone.If you want to get my attention, offer a nice phone with cheap service.[/citation]

ummm... it's not even targeted for people who want a 2-3 year contract. They're targeted towards people who want to buy the phone outright, you know the 2.5 billion people in China and India.
Lets not forget the 1 billion or so in Brazil, Russia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan and Middle East.
 
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