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Apple "Never mind the fact that the iPod turned the entire music industry on its head. Never mind the fact that most successful notebooks today resemble designs first popularized by Apple. Never mind the fact that the blueprint of the modern day smartphone remains the original iPhone. Never mind the fact that competitors are scrambling wildly to copy the success and design of the iPad. Forget all of these things, because when it comes to Apple, the 'what have you done for me lately?' mentality reigns supreme."
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RE[5]: Reponse
by indieinvader on Sun 20th Jan 2013 00:53 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Reponse"
indieinvader
Member since:
2009-08-11

I don't want to be too nit-picky but if you're going to make features to price comparisons you ought to use real numbers. A new iPhone 5 16GB costs $199 USD with an AT&T contract. A comparable Android phone (also form AT&T) doesn't get cheaper than $299 USD. I don't study math but I'm fairly certain 199 is not 10% of 299.

I'm not an Apple "FanBoy" as they are called, I use Apple's products because they offer quality, durability, and a pleasant use experience. I don't defend them, I defend rationality. If you make an argument against Apple (or anyone or anything) that makes sense and is properly founded I will believe you, not in any other case.

Sources:
http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_iphone/family/iphone5
https://www.att.com/shop/wireless/devices/androidphones.html

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RE[6]: Reponse
by WereCatf on Sun 20th Jan 2013 01:58 in reply to "RE[5]: Reponse"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

I don't want to be too nit-picky but if you're going to make features to price comparisons you ought to use real numbers. A new iPhone 5 16GB costs $199 USD with an AT&T contract. A comparable Android phone (also form AT&T) doesn't get cheaper than $299 USD. I don't study math but I'm fairly certain 199 is not 10% of 299.


Faulty logic. That's only because the iPhone is subsidized more -- have you checked that e.g. the monthly fee the user pays is the same, that AT&T themselves pay the same amount of money for both phones, and so on? You should compare unsubsidized prices or check all of your facts first.

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RE[7]: Reponse
by indieinvader on Sun 20th Jan 2013 23:29 in reply to "RE[6]: Reponse"
indieinvader Member since:
2009-08-11

iPhone 5 16GB Unlocked: $649 USD
http://store.apple.com/us/configure/MD293LL/A?cppart=UNLOCKED%2...

Samsung Phones on Amazon (same feature set as the iPhone above): $685-769 USD
http://ow.ly/gYw4X

This just confirms what I said.

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RE[6]: Reponse
by Soulbender on Sun 20th Jan 2013 02:38 in reply to "RE[5]: Reponse"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Who's making an argument against Apple? I am making an argument for Android by saying that my new Gingerbread phone is performing well.

A comparable Android phone (also form AT&T) doesn't get cheaper than $299 USD. I don't study math but I'm fairly certain 199 is not 10% of 299.


A) I am not in the U.S.
B) An unlocked iPhone costs $800+ here, my Gingerbread cost me ~$80. Do the math.

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