advertisement
Forums

The Forum is sponsored by 
 

AAPL stock: Click Here

You are currently viewing the Tips and Deals forum
Tim Cook admits prices might be a tad high for iPhone
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: January 29, 2019 06:29PM
[www.macrumors.com]

During today's earnings call for the first fiscal quarter of 2019, Apple CEO Tim Cook was asked whether he thought that the pricing of the iPhone XR, XS, and iPhone XS Max was too high.

In response, Cook said that while he didn't feel that was as much of a factor in the United States, it was an issue in emerging markets.

The iPhone XS is priced the same as the iPhone X at $999, while the iPhone XS Max, a new device, was $100 more. The XR, at $749, was priced to be right in the middle of the entry level iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus models. Cook said that's a "pretty small difference in the United States compared to last year."

In emerging markets, however, iPhone pricing was an issue due to the strength of the dollar. Foreign exchange rates amplified the pricing increases leading to weaker sales. Cook says that in January, in some locations, the company has absorbed all or part of the currency movements compared to a year ago, getting closer to local price compared to a year ago.

Cook in an interview with Reuters earlier today said that Apple is lowering iPhone prices in some emerging markets.

In developed markets, like Japan, a lack of subsidies has also become a major factor. Even in the U.S., where subsidies have been phased out for several years, Cook said that a person who last purchased an iPhone 6 or 6s for $199 when subsidies were still in place may be reluctant to upgrade to a device that costs upwards of $749 without subsidies.

Apple is working to address the subsidy issue with trade-ins and installment payments.




Ways to improve web conference image and sound quality. [forums.macresource.com]


Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Tim Cook admits prices might be a tad high for iPhone
Posted by: Carm
Date: January 29, 2019 07:17PM
Apple taking my Wife’s 6S plus 64GB for $250, made the difference of her upgrading now vs later.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Tim Cook admits prices might be a tad high for iPhone
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: January 29, 2019 07:57PM
....but you lose headphone jack.....and the home button.....



_____________________________________

I reject your reality and substitute my own!
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Tim Cook admits prices might be a tad high for iPhone
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: January 29, 2019 08:08PM
and the size factor -- I don't want a tablet size phone. A full-screen SE would be perfect



“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.” -- François de La Rochefoucauld

"Those who cannot accept the past are condemned to revise it." -- Geo. Mathias
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Tim Cook admits prices might be a tad high for iPhone
Posted by: tronnei
Date: January 29, 2019 08:52PM
Wife switched from an SE to an XS last week. She's adapting pretty quickly. (Employer picked up the tab, so nothing out of pocket.)
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Tim Cook admits prices might be a tad high for iPhone
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: January 29, 2019 09:09PM
It’s too expensive for me, here in the US.



My life goes smoothly and in regular intervals
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Tim Cook admits prices might be a tad high for iPhone
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: January 29, 2019 09:14PM
....they are offering discounts but only internationally.....



_____________________________________

I reject your reality and substitute my own!
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Tim Cook admits prices might be a tad high for iPhone
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: January 29, 2019 09:29PM
I think it is a mistake not to have an SE sized phone for $400-500.



Ways to improve web conference image and sound quality. [forums.macresource.com]


Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Tim Cook admits prices might be a tad high for iPhone
Posted by: Rolando
Date: January 29, 2019 10:16PM
Quote
NewtonMP2100
....but you lose headphone jack.....

That's a dealbreaker for me. The home button, not so much.



San Antonio, TX (in the old city)


"All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
“Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Eli Weisel

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." - Theodore Roosevelt (1918)

"I don’t want to see religious bigotry in any form. It would disturb me if there was a wedding between the religious fundamentalists and the political right. The hard right has no interest in religion except to manipulate it." - Billy Graham 1981

"Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can't and won't compromise" - Barry Goldwater
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Tim Cook admits prices might be a tad high for iPhone
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: January 30, 2019 02:04AM
In response, Cook said that while he didn't feel that was as much of a factor in the United States, it was an issue in emerging markets.

This makes the subject line completely meaningless to me.

Put me down for an XSE.

5/SE size - check
full screen - check
Home button - check
Touch ID - check
earphone jack - don't care
wireless charging - don't care

I expect 5yrs out of my SE same as my 5S. It may top out at some iOS before that, but I'll struggle until the battery taps out if there's no smallish 'Phone before then. If I can get a new battery then, so much the better.






I am that Masked Man.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Tim Cook admits prices might be a tad high for iPhone
Posted by: space-time
Date: January 30, 2019 06:38AM
Quote
NewtonMP2100
....they are offering discounts but only internationally.....

same with drugs. less expensive abroad, even in Canada.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Tim Cook admits prices might be a tad high for iPhone
Posted by: Bernie
Date: January 30, 2019 07:16AM
Your iPhone 5s is worth up to $40.*
Use your trade-in value toward a new iPhone. Get started now.


Not today.




Staunton, Virginia
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Tim Cook admits prices might be a tad high for iPhone
Posted by: A-Polly
Date: January 30, 2019 08:03AM
Quote

NewtonMP2100
....but you lose headphone jack.....
Rolando
That's a dealbreaker for me. The home button, not so much.

Not sure why so many get stuck on this: it's not like you can't use plug-in headphones, just need the different connector. I'll take the water resistance over an older-style headphone jack any day! But maybe I'm just clumsy. confused smiley
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Tim Cook admits prices might be a tad high for iPhone
Posted by: Michael
Date: January 30, 2019 09:12AM
Quote
Bernie
Your iPhone 5s is worth up to $40.*
Use your trade-in value toward a new iPhone. Get started now.
Not today.

Just this morning my wife shipped my old iPhone 5 that I bought from a member on this forum in Dec 2014. I paid $200 for it, put a $10 battery in it 2 years ago and sold it for $55 on eBay. So, my net cost on 4 years of use of the iPhone was $145. Pretty good, I'd say!

It will be interesting to see how long my new-to-me mint (and it was) 6s lasts. I paid $198 for it, including the new $29 Apple battery. Apple is offering $200 in trade but I think not. Now, if they drop the XR price to $600 and still offer $200 for the 6S it might make me jump. I am not holding my breath for that to occur, however.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Tim Cook admits prices might be a tad high for iPhone
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: January 30, 2019 09:42AM
If Tim asked me, I'd simply tell him I don't know any logical reason to upgrade from the 6S.

"More speed" was always what I was after since I started computing in the early 90s. Once SSDs arrived, I've been pretty much satisfied.

I am excited to see if/when a new Mac Pro comes out. I'd like to see if video compiling is a lot faster. That could make me open my wallet.



M1 2020 Mac mini (16G 2T) Monterey 12.x Dual 25" Acer 1440p LCDs M1 2020 13" MBAir (256G 8G)
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Tim Cook admits prices might be a tad high for iPhone
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: January 30, 2019 10:02AM
Quote
Bernie
Your iPhone 5s is worth up to $40.*
Use your trade-in value toward a new iPhone. Get started now.
Not today.

I got $40 from Amazon for my 5s in September. I purchased a used SE for $119 after trade-in. Apart from the absence of a case and a battery health at about 95%, the SE could have passed for new. Great form factor, MUCH faster - an excellent use of $119.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Tim Cook admits prices might be a tad high for iPhone
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: January 30, 2019 11:27AM
Quote
A-Polly
Quote

NewtonMP2100
....but you lose headphone jack.....
Rolando
That's a dealbreaker for me. The home button, not so much.

Not sure why so many get stuck on this: it's not like you can't use plug-in headphones, just need the different connector. I'll take the water resistance over an older-style headphone jack any day! But maybe I'm just clumsy. confused smiley




....the issue for me is I often listen while recharging the iPhone.....you can't do this simultaneously now (although there are adapters out there) without use bluetooth earbuds (and why buy new bluetooth when one already has perfectly good headphones with connectors).......never needed waterproof.....



_____________________________________

I reject your reality and substitute my own!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/30/2019 11:27AM by NewtonMP2100.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Tim Cook admits prices might be a tad high for iPhone
Posted by: Sam3
Date: January 30, 2019 12:39PM
I traded in my 5s in when my daughter got her XsMax and it got discounted by $150 at Verizon. Verizon guy said that the 5s was the oldest model they'd accept for trade-in.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Tim Cook admits prices might be a tad high for iPhone
Posted by: Rolando
Date: January 30, 2019 01:12PM
Quote
A-Polly
Quote

NewtonMP2100
....but you lose headphone jack.....
Rolando
That's a dealbreaker for me. The home button, not so much.

Not sure why so many get stuck on this: it's not like you can't use plug-in headphones, just need the different connector. I'll take the water resistance over an older-style headphone jack any day! But maybe I'm just clumsy. confused smiley

How many adapters get lost, or aren't there when you need it? Its a personal choice for me.



San Antonio, TX (in the old city)


"All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
“Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Eli Weisel

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." - Theodore Roosevelt (1918)

"I don’t want to see religious bigotry in any form. It would disturb me if there was a wedding between the religious fundamentalists and the political right. The hard right has no interest in religion except to manipulate it." - Billy Graham 1981

"Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can't and won't compromise" - Barry Goldwater
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Tim Cook admits prices might be a tad high for iPhone
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: January 30, 2019 04:11PM
Quote
pRICE cUBE
Cook said that a person who last purchased an iPhone 6 or 6s for $199 when subsidies were still in place may be reluctant to upgrade to a device that costs upwards of $749 without subsidies.
.[/i]

Gee, ya think, Tim?
Options:  Reply • Quote
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login

Online Users

Guests: 86
Record Number of Users: 186 on February 20, 2020
Record Number of Guests: 5122 on October 03, 2020