Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 16th Dec 2012 16:25 UTC
Apple "Starting today, Walmart has dropped prices on both the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S, with the 16 GB iPhone 5 now on sale for just $127 and the iPhone 4S coming in at $47." I'm sure a 33% price cut right ahead of the holidays is totally normal for a product of which demand outstrips supply. Right?
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RE: Comment by miscz
by chithanh on Sun 16th Dec 2012 20:24 UTC in reply to "Comment by miscz"
chithanh
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Yes, people often have trouble grasping the "subsidised price" thing.

I'll quote respected mobile expert Tomi T. Ahonen on this:

Your iPhone 5 that you 'buy for 179 dollars' in reality costs 650 dollars, you are just paying a forced 24 month intallment payment plan on the remaining 471 dollars that AT&T collects for Apple on your behalf - plus interest, of course. The real cost of the iPhone 5 is 650 dollars.

http://communities-dominate.blogs.com/brands/2012/12/brief-notes-fr...

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