Linked by Yoni on Fri 18th Jan 2013 21:56 UTC
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[6]: Reponse
by WereCatf on Sun 20th Jan 2013 01:58 UTC 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[8]: Reponse
by WereCatf on Sun 20th Jan 2013 23:38 in reply to "RE[7]: Reponse"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

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.


Really? Your link only lists the most expensive sellers, whereas e.g. http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Galaxy-GT-I9300-Factory-Unlocked/dp/B... sells Samsung Galaxy S III for $576, unlocked, brand new.

EDIT: Thought to add that in general a Galaxy S III and an iPhone 5 sell for similar prices and your linking to this or that specific item to try to somehow "prove" that iPhone 5 is cheaper is just silly. There's always going to be price differences and fluctuations between the various resellers and whatnot, but the average price is more-or-less the same. I could go and search for the one reseller that sells a Galaxy S III for some ridiculously cheap price and then "prove" that iPhones are OMGZOMFG expensive, but then I'd just lower myself at your level.

Edited 2013-01-20 23:53 UTC

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RE[8]: Reponse
by Soulbender on Mon 21st Jan 2013 01:45 in reply to "RE[7]: Reponse"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Uh, no it doesn't. My Gingerbread phone still cost ~$80. Maybe it's not as "powerful" as the iPhone but that's not the point.
It's a new, cheap Gingerbread and it performs commendably well, especially considering it's price. I guess some people just have a problem accepting that expensive does not always equal better (or at least not so much better that paying 10 times as much is acceptable). Heck, it even has a feature no iPhone has: dual SIM's.

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