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March 14, 2017




Australia Sues Apple For Bricking iPhones Repaired by Third Parties

Wayne Brady

@Paul - that issue was resolved a long time ago. Will be interesting to see what comes of the suit

Wayne Brady

@Tester - I agree that the general trend of people abandoning premium phones for "good enough and getting better" mid priced phones. This has devastated the high end for Android already, and time will tell how long Apple can go (witness that they finally lowered the price of the 9.7" iPad after 3 years of declining sales).

It should be interesting to watch the Samsung Galaxy S8 play out. It appears to be a fantastic phone and will probably outsell the S7, S6 and S5. But will it outsell the S4? I don't think so. I don't think there is enough left of the premium Android market to ever go back to those days.

Whereas the iPhone 7s/7s+, iPhone Pro release in the fall is expected to be a blockbuster. I don't think we've yet seen the day where the iPhone fan base is ready to stop having the latest and greatest iPhone (every 2 or so years).

From all accounts, the iPhone SE has been selling well. In the US, Apple Stores can't keep them in stock. However, no massive sales have occurred in the "gain back market share for Apple" sense, nor in the "lower the iPhone's ASP" sense.

I expect Apple will do with the iPhone what they've done with the iPad. They will introduce an even higher Pro version, and then -- later -- drop the price on the normal iPhone. I see the SE at $250, regular iPhone at $500, and Pro at $700 in a couple years.

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