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[8]: Comment by Lorin
by MOS6510 on Mon 17th Dec 2012 09:18 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by Lorin"
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I think it goes beyond just the price, there is also the need. Most people don't actually need an iPhone or any smart phone. Two toilets at home is also a form of luxury.

Luxury is also comfort. Being able to access the Internet, your email, play Angry Birds, navigation, etc... it's things that makes live more fun, easier, but it's not stuff we really need. You can Internet at home, ask for directions or use a map.

Most smart phones aren't bought to make/receive calls, they are entertainment devices. It allows us to access the Internet from the couch.

Take away all smart phones and replace them for dumb phones. The world won't end. There will be less tweeting, Facebook updates, picture taking and staring at phones in restaurants, but nobody will die.

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