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but only if it was WAY cheaper.
Which is the only reason people are knocking it.
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Which is the only reason people are knocking it.
Not the only reason, but maybe the biggest. $100 more for the verison that just has an extra 4GB of flash memory? We all know flash memory is like $0.25 per GB to produce and ship.
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Not the only reason, but maybe the biggest. $100 more for the verison that just has an extra 4GB of flash memory? We all know flash memory is like $0.25 per GB to produce and ship.
I totally agree. From a business perspective though, it only makes sense to sell the iPhone for that much. Apple is an uber trendy name these days. Why not take advantage?

What does a similarly capable smart-phone go for? Several hundred dollars I'm guessing...

I'm just sick of all thse whiny users knocking something they have never used or even touched, just because of how expensive it is. It's the PS3 launch all over again....a good product that's high priced gets nailed.
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I totally agree. From a business perspective though, it only makes sense to sell the iPhone for that much. Apple is an uber trendy name these days. Why not take advantage?

What does a similarly capable smart-phone go for? Several hundred dollars I'm guessing...

I'm just sick of all thse whiny users knocking something they have never used or even touched, just because of how expensive it is. It's the PS3 launch all over again....a good product that's high priced gets nailed.
I don't like Apple products, for one, because of the "trendy" feel that comes with them. I think a product should have to prove itself to be worthy of my money. Just because every teenager in America has at least one iPod, doesn't mean it's a good device. It does mean it's a popular one though.

I've used the G3, G4, G5 and the lastest iMac and I didn't like how any of them worked. They all felt slow and laggy, plus after hearing what my school payed for them, I was done with ever thinking about owning one. Apple is really good at over hyping a product to make it that uber cool device that YOU need now. Sadly, thats about the only thing they are good at. When they make a fast, relaible, and inexpensive product that meets the competition, I'll look into them again.
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I'm mostly the same way. I avoided ipods for a long time. But eventually I caved because my Zen kept crapping out on me, and quite frankly, the ipod is the best mp3 player I've used. It does its job well, and just so happens to be real trendy at the same time.

I wont buy an iphone for a number of reasons, but none of them being because of its price. I'm a sprint customer for one, and I just renewed my contract with them so I won't be jumping ship anytime soon. I also prefer a smaller, thin flip phone. I've got that covered as well.

In a couple years if the iPhone is available on other networks, I'd definitely consider one.

Edit - But ya gotta admit, the iPhone looks cool as shiite.
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well its about time Apple get kicked in its nuts lol
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i thinks iphones would be perfect for people who would never put a scratch on anything that they own. As soon as the screen got scratched bad enough, it would be worthless..... but for 600 dollars... ill pass thanks....
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I feel so bad for my brother. He's not exactly tech savvy, but he shelled out all of his birthday money (turned 19 on the 29th) to pick up an iPhone. Now he's regretting it big time. Nothing harder than seeing a family member pick up a faulty piece of tech when the overclocker in your head is screaming "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"
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Edit - But ya gotta admit, the iPhone looks cool as crap.
Personally I also prefer the clamshell phones. I have a Razr V3 (black) and I've been loving it for the 18 months that I've had it. It works as a phone very well, does txtin' has a camera, and a video camera, big display, execellent battery life... Oh, and it was free.

A phone should make calls. Not try to do everything under the sun. If I want the intrawebz on the go, I'll grab a nice laptop and browse in real time, oh and be able to make calls at the same time, pretty cool, eh?

They should have made the battery end user replaceble too. I hate it when compaines lock their crap up like that.
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