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I could buy two top tier android phones for the price of the most expensive iphone 5 O_o
I could buy a PS Vita and a top tier android phone.
I could buy a run around car for that much.......

Not at first you couldn't. The first day of the Galaxy S3 release it was £560, so it was actually more expensive for the same storage as the iPhone 5. The Galaxy Nexus was £529 sim-free at release day too.

 

Don't expect Apple to adjust their prices to be remotely competitive with better solutions.  They leave their competitive agenda to their legal department.  That seems to be the only place one could expect any chance of them lowering the prices to a price that would make your claim valid.

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Don't expect Apple to adjust their prices to be remotely competitive with better solutions.  They leave their competitive agenda to their legal department.  That seems to be the only place one could expect any chance of them lowering the prices to a price that would make your claim valid.

My "claim"? Those are facts, there are more expensive 16GB android sim-free phones (at release) than the iPhone 5. I'm sure the Galaxy Note 2 sim-free is currently about £550.

Other manufacturers make a bad image by reducing prices, if they stuck to their guns with pricing, people wouldn't be sitting saying "Oh, I'll wait a month till they go down in price". Apple don't have to do that, because people know they don't change prices. It's purely an image thing.

The S3 recently went down in price because of the iPhone 5 announcement, that alone says more than enough.
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Except that it doesn't cost £700 to have a note 2 with 64GB of storage like it does with the 64GB version of the iPhone 5.
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Except that it doesn't cost £700 to have a note 2 with 64GB of storage like it does with the 64GB version of the iPhone 5.

True, but as I mentioned, there will be no issues with it. You pay for reliability and a smooth experience . What's the price difference between the 32gb S3 and the 16gb, sim free?

I admit £700 is steep for a phone, but I understand the reason it is that price. It wouldn't make sense if there was say, £50 between models. I'll be opting for the sim-free 32gb model myself.
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Don't expect Apple to adjust their prices to be remotely competitive with better solutions.  They leave their competitive agenda to their legal department.  That seems to be the only place one could expect any chance of them lowering the prices to a price that would make your claim valid.

My "claim"? Those are facts, there are more expensive 16GB android sim-free phones (at release) than the iPhone 5. I'm sure the Galaxy Note 2 sim-free is currently about £550.

Other manufacturers make a bad image by reducing prices, if they stuck to their guns with pricing, people wouldn't be sitting saying "Oh, I'll wait a month till they go down in price". Apple don't have to do that, because people know they don't change prices. It's purely an image thing.

The S3 recently went down in price because of the iPhone 5 announcement, that alone says more than enough.

 

Just in case you forgot your own "claim", you said these are released prices, indicating that the price will eventually go down.  The counter point is that Apple is not one to lower the prices significantly to make your "claim" viable.

 

If you think that offering a similar experience while maintaining a better engineered phone then Apple is a bad image, then you might have your priorities wrong.

 

That alone says it was meant for competitive reasons, not for whatever you were thinking of.

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So why are you comparing a cell phone to a handheld gaming device? People buy phones because one of the things they can do is be used as phones. People looking to buy the iPhone 5 aren't doing it mainly for games.

Read and comprehend my post before replying back in future.
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Did you not see the "PS Vita is £269.99 (3G+Wifi) or £219.99 (Wifi)" and the final price of "£789.94 or £793.94"?
I didn't chose one, I chose both, but still you can't get a top tier phone and a PS Vita for the price of an iPhone
Comparing the prices tongue.gif
GrizzleBoy said he could get a top tier Android phone and a PS Vita for the cost of 1 iPhone.
EDIT: Actually it was a Vita and two top tier smartphones

Because Amazon is cheaper than your link. wink.gif

Plus A Vita and a S3 is very close when it comes to the price of an iphone 5.
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I'm upgrading from my iPhone 4 to the iPhone 5 for $300 w/contract. I'll be selling my iPhone 4 for $200 so in theory it ends up being $100 smile.gif
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True, but as I mentioned, there will be no issues with it. You pay for reliability and a smooth experience .

That's funny. Really, be a comedian.

Smooth experience? Have you ever been to the Genius bar? - My iPod stopped playing music in one ear, I booked an appointment, and when I arrived, they told me the Water-Contact indication strip has been tripped (bear in mind, it's never gotten wet, it spends its whole life in an iPod dock or in a case.) and he told me
"If there's condensation on the iPod, that will do it." and as I asked him what the rates were for an replacement, he told me to leave the premises or he would call security. Naturally I sent a complaint to the Manager of the store, and received no response. Good one, Apple.

Other than that, my friend (naturally a perfectionist) had been through 16 or so iPhone 4's, trying to get one that is 100% free of manufacturing defects, dust under the screen, slight scratches on the side, water marks on the back, broken headphone jacks, broken dock connectors, the lot.) All of these problems were obviously seen as big enough for him to receive a free replacement (obviously in exchange for his old one!) and it never got better, in the end they told him they would not replace a model he had received, with a crack on the back of the phone. Good one, Apple.

He's now switched to Android, and he's exchanged a single S3 for a new one, and is 100% happy this S3 is perfect.
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K so a phones launching for a somewhat average price.

What's all the debate for?
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I'm not sure what all the arguing is about, are people shocked that the prices are exactly the same? They always are...

New iPhone release, the last gen goes down slightly...

The iPhone 4 32GB was $999AUD at launch
My iPhone 4S 64GB was $999AUD at launch
And the iPhone 5 64GB is $999AUD at launch

However, i get mine on the same plan, and each time the new one comes out I continue to pay the same amount and get a new phone....
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