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  Reply # 1519059 24-Mar-2016 13:44
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A lot of people forget that the major iPhone market (as far as Apple is concerned) is the US. The US market has fairly cheap plans (or had in the past) and subscribing to data storage is fairly simple.

 

Having all your stuff on one device that is easily stolen isn't  really a smart idea, but like most, I do it. undecided

 

The other thing is that most people don't need a large amount of storage, to them it's primarily a phone, that's it. They don't need storage.

 

Then there is the next level of person that is a internet socialite that uses twitter, facebook, instagram etc that host all the data in the cloud, they too don't need storage.

 

Then there's the nerds like us that demand more storage so we can put all the stuff on our devices.

 

Yes I have an iOS device and yes I have owned Android as well. The first thing I did with the Android device is upgrade it's paltry 2GB storage to 8GB.
For a work phone that was fine, but for my personal device I had a 64GB iPhone 4s. And I had it almost full all the time.

 

My next phone will be the iPhone 7 (I currently have the 6 Plus 64GB version) and will most likely pay for the 128GB version this time.
I choose to do this because that is my choice.
Yes I find it annoying, but I prefer iOS over Android in what I do.


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  Reply # 1519071 24-Mar-2016 14:12
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I'm just really interested in how these sell. Now that most people are used to a larger screen, I don't see the appeal. Unless you're already using a phone with a 4" display.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1519087 24-Mar-2016 14:39
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JayTaicho:

 

I'm just really interested in how these sell. Now that most people are used to a larger screen, I don't see the appeal. Unless you're already using a phone with a 4" display.

 

 

My wife is quite keen. She upgraded to a 64GB 6S earlier this year, but likes the idea of the smaller screen. She's considering side-grading to one of these, and giving me her 6S. If these had been around when she upgraded, the SE would've got the nod easily.


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  Reply # 1519110 24-Mar-2016 15:26
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Behodar:

 

Benjip: Gross. I don't want removable storage anywhere near my iOS devices thanks.

 

Why not? Also, this seems to be a variation of "I don't personally want it, therefore nobody should have it" which isn't a great philosophy!

 

 

Removable storage would lead to design constraints and likely lead to a thicker or heavier iPhone. Buy a version with more storage built in, or use the cloud.

 

Just my opinion of course :)

 

I'm all for Apple's crusade against ports (such as the rumoured removal of the AUX port on the iPhone 7, and the Retina MacBook with its one USB-C port).


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  Reply # 1520486 27-Mar-2016 18:22
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> How can they charge $200 more for the 64GB version than the 16GB version?

 

Because they know people will buy it anyway.

 

> That's a hell of a business model! I'm in the wrong line of work.

 

This is why I have Apple shares, but don't own an iPhone.

 

 





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  Reply # 1520551 27-Mar-2016 20:44
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Electric fly swatts are good. My mate has one and put a 9 volt battery in instead of 2 x 1.5v and it really zaps them


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  Reply # 1520558 27-Mar-2016 20:59
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The cost of materials simply sets the floor for the price - I.e. The minimum price they could charge,

Other than that it bears no relationship to the final price.
This applies to all products.

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  Reply # 1520566 27-Mar-2016 21:31
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As alluded to before the iPhone 6S can have read speeds over 1800 MB/s...so its not some cheap SD card.

 

Its more like NVME or a PCI Express SSD. 

 

http://www.thessdreview.com/daily-news/latest-buzz/iphone-6ss-nvme-controller-and-speed-dictated-by-device-capacity/2/

 

 

 

Now go have a look how much you have to pay today for that kind of speed......


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  Reply # 1520613 27-Mar-2016 23:43
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Dairyxox:

 

As alluded to before the iPhone 6S can have read speeds over 1800 MB/s...so its not some cheap SD card.

 

Its more like NVME or a PCI Express SSD. 

 

http://www.thessdreview.com/daily-news/latest-buzz/iphone-6ss-nvme-controller-and-speed-dictated-by-device-capacity/2/

 

 

 

Now go have a look how much you have to pay today for that kind of speed......

 

 

It is debatable if Apple is actually getting 1800 MB/s, since we don't see the same results repeated at anandtech (402 MB/s).

 

http://www.anandtech.com/show/9662/iphone-6s-and-iphone-6s-plus-preliminary-results

 

What we do see is that random read speeds of the best iPhone storage tested are comparable with the top android phones and random write speeds are a little behind the top android models. For most applications random access performance is probably more important than sequential read/write.

 

Yes, it's certainly better than a cheap SD card, but doesn't need to cost more than what the top end android phones are using.

 

But as already pointed out in this thread, cost and price don't need to have a fixed ratio.

 

 





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  Reply # 1520644 28-Mar-2016 08:44
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Yabanize:

 

Electric fly swatts are good. My mate has one and put a 9 volt battery in instead of 2 x 1.5v and it really zaps them

 

 

Wouldn't it be easier to just toss the iPhones off the balcony? Not sure why you need to zap them too!


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JayTaicho:

 

I'm just really interested in how these sell. Now that most people are used to a larger screen, I don't see the appeal. Unless you're already using a phone with a 4" display.

 

 

They will sell by the bucketload simply because it is a means of buying an iPhone with the latest specs at far lower price than the current "proper" iPhone. 

 

I've got a 5S currently and I won't lie to you - the main thing that's held me back upgrading in the past couple of years is the price. I fully intend to purchase a 64GB model as I can finally afford to with this model, and as a 5S owner I am indifferent to the fact that it has a smaller screen than the 6 / 6S.

 

Do not underestimate the allure of a cheaper iPhone, regardless of the screen size.


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  Reply # 1522177 29-Mar-2016 12:38
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Behodar:

 

Yabanize:

 

Electric fly swatts are good. My mate has one and put a 9 volt battery in instead of 2 x 1.5v and it really zaps them

 

 

Wouldn't it be easier to just toss the iPhones off the balcony? Not sure why you need to zap them too!

 

 

Whoops! This was meant to go in the thread about fly spray. If a mod sees this they can delete my above post


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steve98:They will sell by the bucketload simply because it is a means of buying an iPhone with the latest specs at far lower price than the current "proper" iPhone.

 

So an iPhone 5SE isn't a "proper" iPhone? lol


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steve98:They will sell by the bucketload simply because it is a means of buying an iPhone with the latest specs at far lower price than the current "proper" iPhone.

 

So an iPhone 5SE isn't a "proper" iPhone? lol

 

 

No because there is no iPhone 5SE :)


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