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Do You Think the iPhone Is Overpriced?

Even though the 8GB iPhone has dropped in price to $399 and early adopters have received a $100 rebate, many still consider it to be outrageously expensive. AT&T is even allowing iPhone users to drop their data plans and save $20 a month.

A store in Clearwater, Fla. is already offering iPhone owners "an easy way out" so to speak by posting a sign that reads Cancel Your iPhone Here. Talk about grabbing your attention. . . . It almost makes you want to go inside to see what all the hype is about!

Scroll down and let me know if you think the iPhone would be more appealing if it didn't cost so much.

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pouvoir pouvoir 9 years
I think a lot of people want one but it's too big a plunge to take. It could be a business phone, but a lot of corporate agencies see it as "frivolous".
Leopardcc Leopardcc 9 years
Well I like a flip style phone better.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Oh yes!!!
geohiker geohiker 9 years
I guess it is not too expensive for what you get
artisticme artisticme 9 years
I voted that it was overpriced. However, I think that all smartphones coming out nowadays are overpriced for the market they (manufactures) are trying to attract. Originally, smartphones were marketed primarily to the businessperson as a convenient mobile solution and efficient business tool. And while smartphones are still marketed to this audience, the newer devices hitting the market are obviously trying to attract the consumer market with more consumer friendly features (e.g. camera, media player). Eventually, the price of the iPhone (and other smartphones) will decrease in order to win over the consumer market completely. All that said, I've never really wanted an iPhone, even with all the hype surrounding it. I'm perfectly fine (and in love) with my BlackBerry.
desikitteh desikitteh 9 years
yes, i do think it's overpriced. but then most new technology is. it's the novelty factor. everyone wants it, so they can charge like wounded bulls for it.
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 9 years
yep. I am sticking to my blackberry. Easier to navigate
macgirl macgirl 9 years
Now that they dropped the price I really don't think you can say it is over priced for what it does. My Treo 650 cost me $625 and the monthly plan was $79.. both more expensive. That Treo came with 512mb's of internal memory and no real way to play music and listen to it easily. I guess it just depends on the features you are using as I rarely used the video feature, my mms messages were never instant so I didn't bother, don't even get me started on the web with that thing. I love the email and how it seamlessly syncs with my computer. It is the best phone I have ever had.. now for the COMPLAINT-- I can't easily play the music in my car. I was using an fm transmitter that worked nicely and it can't work with the iPhone. I wish I had a stereo with an AUX In feature.
calamari calamari 9 years
anned brings up a great point (which is a much larger problem). Cell Phone companies are really frightened of free wi-fi and VOIP because it makes their business model obsolete. It's going to be interesting to see how these companies react as more and more people are able to pick up free public wi-fi signals on their laptops and phones.
Asia84 Asia84 9 years
Hell, a damn blackberry can cost that much. if a phone a features that benefit me, then i will pay for it. but if you're some teeny-bopper who wants to get the phone, and they don't have a business, or a heavy schedule, then what do you need it for. get a sidekick if you wanna IM your BFF. but look how expensive those are. anyways, i never wanted an iPhone because i figured it would freeze up, and i'm the type to do some Keira Knightly stuff and throw my phone into the river! (lol, ok, so i'm impatient). i think it's cool that apple gave ppl a rebate though.
gossipqueen gossipqueen 9 years
it still does absolutely NOTHING for me.....
anned anned 9 years
I think the cell phone monopoly going on is outrageous. I don't mind paying for the technology of a phone, but service is service.
lilwildone1202 lilwildone1202 9 years
calamari, thanks! hahah i had been wondering about that. ;-)
calamari calamari 9 years
Hi lilwildone, The iPhone has an airplane mode so you can still listen to music, watch movies and play games on a plane.
krampalicious krampalicious 9 years
i'm definitely getting one when it's time to upgrade my phone w/ att, but i didn't rush out and drop $400 on it from the getgo. i like my lil samsung slider phone, and it will definitely hold me over until i can afford an iphone.
jesse3000 jesse3000 9 years
I hope it continues to get cheaper. I am under contract with sprint and once that is up, I want to get one.
lilwildone1202 lilwildone1202 9 years
what i'm intrigued about is if youre on a plane and you have to turn your cell phones off when you depart from the "gate"... does that mean you don't have any acsess to your music? can anyone enlighten me?
KittyToy KittyToy 9 years
I think majority of cells are expensive if you want a really good one. but I paid the 599 price tag on my iphone and I don't regret it one bit. that is the only purchase I made this year that i can still actually see it's worth. I spent so much money this year and the only thing I have to show for it is my iphone and a new car...
colormesticky colormesticky 9 years
I think all the really awesome phones are overpriced, not just the iPhone. *shakes fist at Palm*
zucca1 zucca1 9 years
Considering how often cell phones get replaced, I can't justify spending that much on one. Sure, it has some extra features, but I feel like anytime you combine many gadgets into one, they all suffer. For instance, the iPhone doesn't have very much storage space or battery life, so I think it's best that I keep my phone separate from my iPod for the time being. Don't even get me started on cell phone "cameras." In addition, there are definitely bugs that need working out. As seen by the price drops that have happened already for this product, it seems patience is a virtue.
XP0S3D XP0S3D 9 years
I don't think I'll ever own an iPhone, but I wouldn't mind playing around with it. It is nice you have a phone, computer and iPod in one device. I can't tell whether it lives up to its hype until I experience what it's actually like in person.
sparklestar sparklestar 9 years
Yes, it's expensive and it is also something I would NEVER buy for myself. My boyfriend bought me one yesterday and I'm over the moon with it. I've never had an iPod (well, a shuffle) so playing around with the iPhone is amazing. It's everything all in one phone. It's worth the money.
only-so-cute only-so-cute 9 years
My room mate gave me an iPhone for my birthday, it's the only way i could ever afford one. But if the iPhone is overpriced i think every product apple has is overprice except maybe the Shuffle.
steen steen 9 years
It's on par with many other phones in its range. The Cingular 8525 I was originally looking at was actually more; however, the other phones have the advantage of being discounted for renewing members or new contracts. The iPhone doesn't fall into that category; as well, if you have a family plan, EVERYONE on it has to have an iPhone. I think if they want to offer incentives without dropping the price, they could give out Apple or iTunes gift cards to renewing/new contracts. It couldn't hurt, right?
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I think that it is a decent pric for what you get. I have been looking at MANY phones these past couple of weeks because I'm getting a new one for Christmas and upgrading my old phone to a spic and span new one will cost me between $250-$400CND...I duuno it seems like phones in the States are cheaper...
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