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Great Phone, Stupidly High Price,
This review is from: Apple iPhone 5 16GB (White) - Unlocked (Wireless Phone Accessory)
If you buy this phone on amazon or anywhere else for the $1000+ price tag, your just a fool. This phone is great, but only slightly better than the 4S which also runs ios6. The iPhone 5 has a bigger screen which is useful, a slightly better processing chip, and that's about it. If you don't own an iphone, getting a 4 or 4S is a better deal since will cost you like 40% less but is only like 10% inferior to the iphone 5.
More importantly, on top of that, do you guys think Apple is stupid? They will soon enough come out with iphone 5 unlocked to sell at their stores. They are only selling it with carriers at the moment so the carriers can make money and therefore Apple makes money because carriers pay Apple to do that. But just like the iphone 4S, the iphone 5 will soon be sold unlocked at a retail price of about $650.00
Be patient people, don't be desperate and overpay for an unlocked iphone 5, IT'S A PHONE FOR CRYING OUT LOUD, a phone that will be worth HALF of what you bought it here for in less than a year, yes, BELIEVE that. Don't be foolish.
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Initial post: Oct 31, 2012 4:27:57 PM PDT
You are right, the right price is about 600, no more, the same price the 4S in the beginning of its time. But the Apple politic is always the same, the most high price in the first moment and then reduce it at the real price. They have a good product, but a very stupid system of price. And there is another posibility, in a few months could appear the 5S, I'm sure. I'm using iphone because the others phones are too big, but when I find another phone Android no so big as the S3, I thing I'll change. The other problem is the conection with Outlook, I hope the others brands improve this conection mode.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 5:40:01 AM PST
i agree you both say above, the price is too high now, if we want to buy around $ 600 for iphone, and we need to waiting next year, at that time, everybody go to buy iphone 6 not iphone 5.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2012 11:37:22 AM PST
maybe someone wants an iPhone now, and not in 2014 when this mythical "6" comes out.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2012 10:21:11 AM PST
Yes, probably you are right, but the price is too high if you see the diference betwen de 4S and the 5.
Posted on Nov 15, 2012 7:27:18 AM PST
Bug Girl says:
I am sure the price will come down if we wait for a while.
Posted on Dec 6, 2012 10:26:06 AM PST
apple actually sells iphone5 (unlocked) on their website, it is 650 dollars for the 16gb.
not sure why it is so expensive on here... does the seller buy iphone5 from apple then come here and sell them to unaware customers?
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 6, 2012 11:09:33 AM PST
Bug Girl says:
I went to the apple website just yesterday looking for it, and I could not find it. I get locked out when I try to select the unlocked option, and they try to steer into the locked phone options. I am planning to keep my tmobile account and get a iphone 5, one of these days. I already use the ipad with 4 g service, so I don't really need an iphone that much.
Posted on Dec 6, 2012 11:52:58 AM PST
J. Palazzo Jr. says:
you rate the PHONE 2 stars because of price????? wow........ great review goober
Posted on Dec 9, 2012 7:31:10 PM PST
Homeward Bound says:
$600 is too high too, as Juan says, "IT'S A PHONE FOR CRYING OUT LOUD..." I'll add in there, "Gosh... what's wrong with us?!" :-)
Posted on Dec 11, 2012 8:40:00 AM PST
He is 100% right, is half price right now after a month!