Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Roger_Provins, Sep 13, 2017.
1000 quid or a 1000 dollars ... so the £ and the $ are now equal?
Its got animated emoji's......... a bargain then......
If you can afford to waste that sort of money on a 'phone, do you care?
Also, US prices are normally quoted tax free, UK prices VAT inc. -- at which point $1000 becomes $1200. At current exchange rates £1300 = $1000 so there's a a $100 premium for shipping the damn' thing across the Atlantic and (presumably, as there's no free trade area between the UK and US) paying some sort of import duties.
Either way, Apple claim their phones are only good for a year: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/...d-to-last-only-one-year-apple-argues-in-court
So at least some of the difference in price is down to decent consumer protection legislation over here...
I have actually had rather good service from Apple, though not in relation to the iPhone.
I think if this were a non-US firm, they would have had their balls nailed to the wall for this.
Apple have a lot of clout in the US, and have had a startling arrogance since they were first formed.
I have an iPad 2. it was great until Apple decided it was time for it to die on it's backside. Software updates forced it to become slow and sluggish. I have always been good with keeping batteries going, and this is no different, but the fact that it would download iOS updates (it didn't install them) taking up nearly all the memory, which forced a reboot, which forced an installation....well, they aren't on my Christmas list, put it that way.
I like Apple and when needed always had good service. My iphone is not new, it's over 3 years old, nearing 4 I think. It still works fine with no issues so will not be replacing it. My macbook is going strong and TBH it is lasting a lot longer both in hardware and software than any other laptop I have owned. Can't see any reason why I will need to change it anytime soon.
As I say I like Apple products but luckily far from being a fanboy so I can't even dream about spending £1000 on a phone (albeit their iphone 8's are cheaper than the X) but if people have that sort of cash to throw around, well carry on.
Thing is though, I dare say there are quite a few on this forum who would happily spend that and more on a camera and/or a lens to add to their million cameras collecting dust in a spare room!
Oh! Is there a better use for them???
Well, both are going downhill.................
Material for an appearance on The Antiques Roadshow?
Given that the length of a mobile phone contract is quite likely to be over a year with such an expensive device I'd hope so!
Not sure these things are quite the fashion accessory they once were though as I can't tell them apart at a glance any more. Too many passwords for me to remember never mind too much money so this isn't for me anyway. Still, bet it still sells well and helps keep a repair shop and a phone shop open on many high streets.
Anybody else thinking the skipping 9 might be an acknowledgement of what came before OS X?
No, it's the tenth anniversary iPhone.
The euro is strengthening against both the pound and the dollar, so what's your benchmark?
My Nokia 3030e ( I think that is what it is; the lettering is getting worn) works fine, but I could do with a fourth new battery.
A bit like a Sony R100 series camera according to Rockwell. I don't know if he meant functionality or street cred.
A worked example of what I said earlier:
Why would anyone commit a crime for a bloody iphone? I don't get it. Perhaps I am not 'woke'.
In 2014 I bought a MacBook Air in Best Buy*, even after paying VAT I still saved money over buying it in the UK. I might add that the price was less than that of an iPhone X.
*A US store similar to Currys
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