Linked by Cymro on Thu 21st Jan 2010 22:35 UTC
Apple It's the most hyped device of the moment, a device that nobody has laid eyes on without an NDA death-grip. While rumour and speculation escalate (sometimes giving way to apathy), little has leaked out of Cupertino. But nobody seems to be asking whether this tablet thing will be successful or not.
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iPhone
by leos on Thu 21st Jan 2010 23:50 UTC
leos
Member since:
2005-09-21

One, everyone needs a phone (who needs a tablet?). Two, no other phone was close.


Three: Phones are subsidized like crazy.. Not many people would pay full price for an iPhone, but $199...

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RE: iPhone
by gfx1 on Thu 21st Jan 2010 23:58 in reply to "iPhone"
gfx1 Member since:
2006-01-20

Phones aren't subsidized.
You pay for it yourself with an inflated monthly fee for 24 months.
And telecoms probably get a better deal on what is basically en iPod touch plus $25 GSM module.

Edited 2010-01-22 00:00 UTC

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RE[2]: iPhone
by umccullough on Fri 22nd Jan 2010 00:12 in reply to "RE: iPhone"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

Phones aren't subsidized.
You pay for it yourself with an inflated monthly fee for 24 months.


But I think everyone pays the same rate for the same service, regardless of the phone they choose to use right? It just means they lock you into a contract to ensure you are around long enough to re-line their pockets... Does one's rate usually decrease when the contract is up?

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