• Davidoff
    $AAPL $NOK $BBRY, rumors spread all over the Net regarding a possible cheap iPhone model release by Q2 2013 following iPad mini's success.
    1/8/13
    Reply (15)
    • Davidoff: I think that if it's true, an official release is going to slump NOK and RIMM. However it's doubtful that this phone would cost $99-150...
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    • C.E.: Cheap iPhone model, you mean iPhone 4S? Cheaper and lower specs iPhones has always been in stores. So why is this suddenly a threat?
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    • Davidoff: http://seekingalpha.com/n/g42t and of course there are dozens of articles in the press discussing this rumor.
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    • C.E.: It's just a rebranding of $AAPL dated models. $AAPL strategy has always been to capture all price points. Not a news at all.
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    • turtledividend: AAPL strategy is to capture the highest price point aggressively, lower end models will hurt their margin. They have 60% riding on iPhones
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    • XRTrader: Doubt it will hurt margins. There are people who will still buy the more expensive better product. This would grow the customer base.
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    • C.E.: Apple is out of tricks. Selling cheap phones will harm its premium image.
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    • turtledividend: Lower end mobile phones has a competitive space., although apple may reign over others due to its branding.
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    • Davidoff: iPods went through the same price policy. First they were overpriced, than lower models came and finally the high end models were discounted
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    • Davidoff: The thing is, I don't even see other than iPods mp3 players on the market. If iPhone mini would be released L800 & L620would have hard times
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    • turtledividend: Then it became a phone after its dominance http://bit.ly/RFxTEd
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    • turtledividend: I have a feeling the iPhone will morphed into a watch after all is said and done : )
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    • smokeyRose: What Good is a CHEAP I-Phone?? Who wants one of Those!
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    • C.E.: Exactly smokeyRose, the bragging factor is gone with cheap iPhone. iPhone is no longer a status symbol.
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    • smokeyRose: There in lays the problem with apple. They are Getting a Bit Long in the Tooth!
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