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Q: If Apple unveils a budget iPhone, how cheap would it have to be to tempt you to buy?

  • 25%
    Under £100

  • 24%
    £100-£200

  • 11%
    £200-£300

  • 2%
    £300-£400

  • 1%
    I don't know

  • 29%
    I'm not interested regardless of price

  • 7%
    I am interested in the next iPhone, and cost doesn't matter


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PC Advisor

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If Apple unveils a budget iPhone, how cheap would it have to be to tempt you to buy?

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Poll: If Apple unveils a budget iPhone, how cheap would it have to be to tempt you to buy?

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Forum Editor

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dabhand

"Seems rather pointless having a poll if the FE then just posts such as "many of those who play the 'wouldn't touch Apple products with a bargepole' card do precisely the opposite" and his experiences with unscientific sampling etc"

I don't follow your reasoning, why is it pointless? I posted some observations, based on my personal experience,as have you. The poll is there to solicit our readers' opinions - we do it all the time, and have done for years.

"if you click on the word phone or mobile in these posts it takes you to an Apple advert"

We don't have any involvement in choosing the ads that appear via the keyword links - it's all done automatically, based on the thread content.

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dabhand

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Equally interesting is if you click on the word phone or mobile in these posts it takes you to an Apple advert - perhaps to paraphrase the FE's words "many of those who play the 'Apple products' do it for a financial reason.", or surely not ?

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dabhand

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Seems rather pointless having a poll if the FE then just posts such as "many of those who play the 'wouldn't touch Apple products with a bargepole' card do precisely the opposite" and his experiences with unscientific sampling etc - there really are those who are not interested in Apple stuff, for whatever reason, try reading click here really care neither one way nor the other, but all I use a phone for is to make / receive calls and I don't want a whole load of baggage associated with it - so I don't use apple; but I'm not an Apple hater, having used them in the past, just a user who knows what he wants out of his hardware and wants to get it simply.

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LastChip

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I paid £19.95 for my last mobile phone, so if they can match that, I may give it a try. I've no interest in a smart phone other than it giving me the ability to check how my websites look in a mobile format. At the moment, I rely on another family member to do that for me.

I know I'm perhaps a bit weird, but I use a mobile to, er, phone!

That said, I had to give a client some training on his website recently and he uses a MAC. Really strange and not at all intuitive - he had trouble with some keyboard characters as well, and he's used to it. Looking up character combinations to type a #, is a non-starter in my book.

I was really looking forward to seeing this "it just works" machine in action, but was really disappointed. I suppose some of it's just use and it's what you're used to (or not) that will form ones opinion.

I certainly don't know why people pay a premium for them.

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mark2

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just my thoughts , Budget price = budget specs but apple " premium name " pricing , not until icicles are in hell.

However if specs, performance and price are broadly similar to equivalent android offerings and price not nudged upwards to account for the logo then I may perhaps consider one as a an alternative

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Forum Editor

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As an aside, I was in a very big and busy Mobile phone shop in a major London shopping centre this morning, and I asked the person who dealt with me what he thought would happen if Apple produced a budget iPhone. He said it depended on the price, but if it was around £150 they would, in his words, "fly off the shelf".

Not remotely a scientific survey, but interesting, nevertheless.

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Picklefactory

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Nope, my partner had an iPhone, I hated it. Entirely happy with android and my Samsung with which I shall be sticking

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Forum Editor

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The aversion that many people have with regard to Apple products is largely the result of prejudice - my feeling is that most of them have never used anything Apple.

Apple aficionados tend to feel the same way about Microsoft, it's a tribal thing, and like all tribal things it isn't rooted in logic. In the course of my work I use some Apple products, and they're fine. The company has a reputation for making objects of desire, and my own experience is that it's a well-earned one. Apple machines are generally beautifully designed and well put together.

A budget iPhone would, in my opinion, be a great success.

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TonyV

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FE

I have changed to Apple from a Windows Laptop. In so doing I bought a number of their hardware products and none of them has ever operated as one would expect. So in my case, I certainly wouldn't want an iPhone even if they gave them away. Strangely enough, my youngest son has always used Apple due to him being an artist. He never has the problems that I have with the stuff that I have. He has an iPhone, iPad, music things and a desktop which are all used on a regular basis.

May be I am a wee bit jaundiced with regard to the problems with Apple equipment. It would have have to be something spectacular for me to have to purchase one!

TonyV

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Aitchbee

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£19.99 ... but only if it was a 'special' at Aldi or Lidl.

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Algerian peter ™

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iphones.

My wife has one. two of my sons has one, my daughter has one, my other son has a blackberry.

I have a old samsung.

If they are cheap enough, I want one.

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Joseph Kerr

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Although I'm not necessarily one of them, you need more experience, FE.

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Quickbeam

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In my case It's the closed shop attitude to music playback bought from Apple that puts me off.

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Quickbeam

If Apple releases a budget iPhone there will be plenty of new 'acolytes' flocking to buy it, despite what people say in web polls.

My experience is that many of those who play the 'wouldn't touch Apple products with a bargepole' card do precisely the opposite if they get the opportunity to acquire one.

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Quickbeam

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What, no iAcolytes posting praises...?

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Kevscar1

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they would have to pay me

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Quickbeam

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Tuppence ha'penny.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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My next phone (due December) will be free

As I always get my daughters hand-downs, she was talking about getting an iphone last time but opted for a samsung instead.

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