iPhone price drops $200.00

But why?

iPhoneI’m sure anyone who doesn’t have an iPhone but were planning to get one is very happy about this decision. For those of you who already bought one at full price, this must be annoying, shocking and insulting. A $200 drop after only after 2 months? If Apple could sell the iPhone for $1,0000.00, there’s no doubt that they would do so. They’re in business to make money after all.

So why this unexpected price drop?

Just two days ago, it was announced that the iPhone was the most sold smart phone in the U.S. Apple was supposed to get around 4.6 million units on the market before the end of the year, and up to 30 million before 2011, so what happened? The only answer I can think of is that after all the early adopters got their hands on the phone, sales of Apple’s expensive toy were dropping fast. This is the only logical explanation.

Can you think of any other reasons?

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14 Responses to iPhone price drops $200.00

  1. Read an interesting post speculating on the same topic yesterday…

    "How could apple launch a media player with only 16GB? They priced it at 399 USD – the same price as the iPhone (which had a price drop). The only difference seems to be the drive size. I suspect that the strategy here is to actually boost sales of the iPhone – why get an iPod when you can get an iPhone for the same price?"

    I must say, that does make sense from a marketing standpoint. And I imagine more than a few people will be taken in with this tactic, though I can't altogether say it's unfair; I see no harm in Apple refining the market they defined. Link to full article below:
    http://www.dannychoo.com/blog_entry/eng/1093/iPod

  2. Read an interesting post speculating on the same topic yesterday…

    "How could apple launch a media player with only 16GB? They priced it at 399 USD – the same price as the iPhone (which had a price drop). The only difference seems to be the drive size. I suspect that the strategy here is to actually boost sales of the iPhone – why get an iPod when you can get an iPhone for the same price?"

    I must say, that does make sense from a marketing standpoint. And I imagine more than a few people will be taken in with this tactic, though I can't altogether say it's unfair; I see no harm in Apple refining the market they defined. Link to full article below:
    http://www.dannychoo.com/blog_entry/eng/1093/iPod

  3. I think the main reason for the drop is because of the release of the Ipod Touch.. and that they dont want people thinking they are charging people $200 for just phoning capabilities!

    thats just my 2 cents

  4. I think the main reason for the drop is because of the release of the Ipod Touch.. and that they dont want people thinking they are charging people $200 for just phoning capabilities!

    thats just my 2 cents

    • Did he?

      Well, people are still paying an additional $100 then…

      Die-hard Apple fanboys probably don't give a darn anyways :)

    • Did he?

      Well, people are still paying an additional $100 then…

      Die-hard Apple fanboys probably don’t give a darn anyways :)