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Cook says there is room for more Apple iPhone growth

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Cook says there is room for more Apple iPhone growth
Will we see a cheaper version of the Apple iPhone 5 this year?

Will we see a cheaper version of the Apple iPhone 5 this year?

Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference on Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that despite the wide spread availability of the Apple iPhone, there is plenty of room for growth. "It may surprise you, but iPhone is only available to about 50-percent of the subscribers in the world," said the executive.

Cook pointed out China as one area where the Apple iPhone has made some great strides, but has a long way to go. In other emerging markets, the device faces competition from cheaper Android models, which makes us wonder if Cook's comments are being done to plant the seeds for a cheaper version of the iPhone, expected to be made of plastic and launched this year at a price of $250-$300 off contract.

source: Slashgear

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posted on 12 Feb 2013, 11:02 5

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


As long as I stay alive, of course they will...
Cupertino here I come :D

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 11:04 10

2. s.mrabet (Posts: 117; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Please...... O_o

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 11:09 6

4. Troll.isaha. (banned) (Posts: 4; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


Please go away, you don't belong here ©

Please let this be the end of Apple, they shall soon be tumbling where Nokia WP8 and BB are ©

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 11:14 18

6. s.mrabet (Posts: 117; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I never liked Apple, but what you say is stupid, we need competition in the market, and i hope Apple starts changing a lot ( OS, restrictions, price,..) Then in 5 or 10 years I might consider buying the iphone.

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 11:26 12

12. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4610; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I agree, we need competition, but not from Apple because Apple's competition occurs only through courts.

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 11:34 1

13. wendygarett (unregistered)


@phonearenauser, as much as I never offense your comment, can you do me a favor for replace your current avatar into healthier one? Please? :p

btw, the court case already happen since 90s where Apple sue Microsoft as making a Macintosh clone os... So don't hate because it's their culture... The court case ended after Apple decided to kick Steve jobs out due to several reasons back then... history repeated after Apple appoint him back :(

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 21:22 3

54. jrparnell1977 (Posts: 7; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)


@wendygarett, why don't you change your avatar as well? Yours isn't very healthy. Also, I see on here where nobody likes you at all. So why dont you try to be a little nicer, or take your a$$ to cupertino where all of the other a$$holes are. Apple is going down b!tch.

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 15:59 4

39. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


No we need competition that come up with their own ideas and not copy them from Apple or other companies.

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 18:19 5

45. imsickwithsmartphone (Posts: 153; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Not again....

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 19:59 2

51. tedkord (Posts: 3934; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


PC GUI. LG Prada. Drop down notification shade. Wireless sync. Active stylus. Smaller tablet. Larger smartphone. Swipe to unlock.

Most of what Apple puts out is copied.

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 20:28 2

52. darkkjedii (Posts: 9309; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Most of what everybody puts out is copied nowadays. Rite now the innovation engine is mostly stalled, save for a few small things from Samsung, popup vid, multi window. We r looking at a few years before revolutionary innovation occurs again. Ted what do u think the next game changer hardware/software wise will be?

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 20:17 1

56. imsickwithsmartphone (Posts: 153; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


And you also
Not again......

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 12:00 5

19. darkkjedii (Posts: 9309; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


The more u type the obvious it is u just want to heard.

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 11:23 3

11. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


No, the right reason is: The market is expanding. So there's obviously an opportunity for WP/BB10/Android/iOS to grow and Sailfish/Ubuntu to make a mark. This in turn will help us to get better and cheaper products.

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 11:59 1

18. cas_shekhar (Posts: 20; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


Me too

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 11:06 6

3. darkkjedii (Posts: 9309; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Much more room, but to grow the iPhone they need to growww the iPhone.

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 11:12

5. Troll.isaha. (banned) (Posts: 4; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


Yea much more room for them to encapture and juice out red from innocents©

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 11:59 4

17. darkkjedii (Posts: 9309; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Cease with the nonsense

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 14:10 3

32. StringCheese01 (Posts: 62; Member since: 27 Jan 2012)


No sh*t Mr. Cook, take a look at your competition

posted on 16 Feb 2013, 01:57

57. samashok (Posts: 5; Member since: 14 Feb 2013)


Dip your Iphone in Horlicks , it makes your Iphone taller, stronger and Sharper. Try it, it Works ;)

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 11:14 5

7. oister85 (Posts: 385; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Why people hate so much apple

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 11:39 7

15. feres13 (Posts: 295; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Seriously i don't understand apple haters, even if you say something good about apple, they THUMB YOU DOWN, they treat you of a f*g, an iWh*re, an iFanboy, that you are retarted and that you s*uck tim cook's d**k. And even if i like both Android and iOS EQUALLY, when i say that there's something wrong with android ( precisely lack of apps polish or tablet apps ) they tell you you're ignorant or to go F*ck yourself.
Really Android fanboys, and apple haters generally are worse than apple fanboys.
I never saw a singe comment with more than 10 thumbs up (or even 5) and no thumbs down that tells something good about apple.
And when a news comes out about the iPhone, they rush to bash it and get tons of thumbs up, like if they even care. Seriously they also say that "iPhonearena posts too many news about the iPhone" while the iPhone has 362 articles while the S3 has over 400, and we knwo how arly leaks were.
Seriously phonearena should do this, they should make seperate sections for every platform, so we know who the fanboys are.
And a little message to apple haters : you guys are pathetic, if you think your platform is better than the olther, keep it for you, of you see a news about apple, don't click on it, you hate apple, right? oltherwise, you're just a troll that has no life.

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 12:03 5

20. darkkjedii (Posts: 9309; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Dude that's the post of the year. Well said agreed agreed agreed.

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 16:13 4

41. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


I understand the idea of the post, and there is some truth to it, but it most definitely is not the post of the year. Two requirements would require it to be properly written and punctuated. The way it is written makes it a touch hard to read.......

Both sides of the argument have some very mean spirited people. These are phones for crying out loud. It isn't worth getting worked up about.

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 17:22 2

44. darkkjedii (Posts: 9309; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Punctuation aside...that guy hit the nail on the head. And so did u about the these are phones part.

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 12:54 19

24. frydaexiii (Posts: 1157; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Fine,lets try this then... I will try to be as unbiased as I can possibly be.

I love the build quality of Apple products and sometimes I wish my SGS3 was built with similar materials as an iPhone 4 (Not the 5, that thin cheap aluminium is worst than plastic lol). I also love the amount of quality apps available compared to the Google Play Store, however, what I don't like is that some apps tare being charged a fee while Android gets it for free (eg. Dolphin, Angry Birds, Whatsapp etc).

And yes, Apple changed the mobile industry with the first iPhone by being the first smooth and user-friendly touch screen phone and made mobile-broadband mainstream with the iPhone 3GS. However, due credit has been given when these 2 devices were released and Apple should stop living in their past glory and start innovating or at least keep up with it's competition again instead of stalling and giving excuses (eg. Samsung's new Smart Stay/Rotate, Popup Play, Multiwindow, Apple only has Siri, which is still doesn't work right and Apple Maps, their excuse for both these 2 products for being bad is it's in "Beta"). Do they need to have Samsung beat them in build-quality (I imagine a metal built Galaxy SX?) too before they realize they can't keep holding tech back to keep their products "new" within their closed walls?

Yes, Apple changed handphones forever with the iPhone, and so did Nicolas Joseph Cugnot with the first steam engine powered car, but do you think we'd get this far with cars if everyone just stalled and not improve on the steam engine car?

There, lets see how many hits this gets, I believe this is a fair judgement on Apple (I've already left out some stuff like the endless lawsuits and patent trolling)

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 12:58 1

25. darkkjedii (Posts: 9309; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Very fair and a great post, but u didn't hate on or treat apple bad enough. Android nation is gonna attack u. U know with "most of them" it's 100% hate or else. They're gonna attack me too

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 14:35 4

34. Kal-el (Posts: 87; Member since: 14 Dec 2012)


F ** ing brilliant! loved the steam engine thing

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 15:06 3

36. Kirmani (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Feb 2013)


A true and fair judgement really...!!! I think I'll use your opinion on my blog. You are so right on your steam engine example and what I think is with Apple's products quality and OS and Samsung's functionality's integration there will be a perfect smartphone.

Btw Apple is an old player in this field and it still has much more money in reserves than Samasung, I strongly believe this. And all those people who are saying Apple this Apple that should know that the one who is on CEO post must be someone genius and must have something on mind. Always know that an organisation sometimes have to sacrifice short-time success for long term plans.

And besides if thats it, if Apple is losing from their competitors, they can have a come back, they stand very firm on financial grounds.

Btw that was a one sided statement. Sincerely I am a iFanboy since I bought iPhone 2G it was something I had never seen. But now at this point I have iPhone 4 I've also seen iPhone and used SGS3 too, and I was really fascinated by the functionality of S3, it really is something and somewhere in the corner of mind I thought of buying S3 but I won't I'm used to Apple's products so much. And Samsung's products are so appreciable, way to go Samsung, its really gonna be an amazing battle and the best part is it is gonna decrease prices down ;) lol

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 13:03 1

27. sprockkets (Posts: 940; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Uh you just answered your own question by your stupid post

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 14:44

35. s.mrabet (Posts: 117; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


You know you make fun of yourself when you talk like that?

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 16:16

43. oister85 (Posts: 385; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Well said

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 12:18

21. darkkjedii (Posts: 9309; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Close minded dummies that's why

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 13:11 1

29. torr310 (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


There are also other people loving so much Apple.

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 13:58 4

30. tedkord (Posts: 3934; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I don't hate Apple. I hate Apples underhanded, bullying business practices. I hate that they file for a patent on any idea they can think up, then even if they're not using that patent try to sue. I hate that they take advantage of the understaffed, idiotic patent office to get ridiculous, obvious, overly broad and already existing patents, then sue to ban competitors.

Apple's practices stifle innovation. It ensures that no matter what platform I choose, it will be less advanced and more expensive than need be.

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 15:24 1

37. Whateverman (Posts: 3158; Member since: 17 May 2009)


I think many people only hate Apple as an extension of their hatred for Steve Jobs. Let's be honest... To most, he wasn't a very nice guy and when you're the face of a company, that company can take on the CEO's faults and attributes. It's hard sometimes to separate the CEO from the company and the Apple/SJ combination is the perfect example of that. So when SJ says something like, "They're holding it wrong", some people don't think its a jerk of a CEO just saying something not-so-smart. Some take it as another example of Apple's arrogance and an office company stance. It's not right, but it seems as though that's what happens.

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 16:12 2

40. darkkjedii (Posts: 9309; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Very good post bro

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 18:30 5

46. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


Lots of people hate on Apple b/c of the bs litigation as well. Suing people for things like "slide to unlock" and "rectangle with rounded corners" is just f***ing stupid. If someone bought a Samsung by accident while trying to buy an iPhone should pay better attention b/c it is their fault, and vice versa. That takes care of the appearance part. As for the "slide to unlock", where do I begin? If anyone on this Earth bought a phone to "slide to unlock", that is just sad.......

imo, Apple and their image would benefit greatly from moving away from the courtroom and back to a renewed focus on making truly game changing products. They haven't done that since the 3G.

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 19:45 2

49. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4610; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


@oister85 "Why people hate so much apple"

I don't know about the others, but for example I don't like Apple as a company because of Apple's politics and morality and how they achieve their objectives and goals.

posted on 16 Feb 2013, 02:02

58. samashok (Posts: 5; Member since: 14 Feb 2013)


i like Banana Better, Not Some F**king Apple...

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 11:17 7

8. techguy22 (Posts: 226; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


by grow he means more taller. trolll!!! lol
http://d22zlbw5ff7yk5.cloudfront.net/images/cm-45242-050f85fc567e46.jpeg

posted on 16 Feb 2013, 02:22

59. samashok (Posts: 5; Member since: 14 Feb 2013)


lol thats soo funny :D
I'll share it :D

Great Image bro, Well Done :D

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 11:18 1

9. fanboy1974 (Posts: 997; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Sure there is, 4.0" to 5.0". Once that happens more people will jump on board.

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 11:22 4

10. theyseemetrollintheyhatin (Posts: 10; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)


I think at this point I would rather see major changes to the ui than a cheaper Iphone. It's been years and it is still the same.

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 21:13 1

53. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


Thumbs up just for your username. Got a good LOL on that one.=)

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 11:38

14. coppico (Posts: 22; Member since: 03 Dec 2012)


Yeah, ofc Cook, if you give some real innovating phones

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 11:58 1

16. erdpov (Posts: 67; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


Go, go Apple. We need you in the market.

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 16:15 1

42. darkkjedii (Posts: 9309; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


The iPhone, and iPads are a huge part of the mobile machine. Samsung and apple are the heart, and soul of mobile tech.

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 12:29 7

22. rusticguy (Posts: 2811; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Yup. People iN Somalia and Ethopia are eagerly waiting for iPhones.

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 12:49 2

23. D_Tech-tive (Posts: 104; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


Of course Apple has room for growth their phone is behind the specs and feature curve and don't expect a cheaper Iphone to have any better specs!

Step up Apple! Your loyal customers are starting to realize you hype is BS!

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 12:59 4

26. Troll.isaha. (banned) (Posts: 4; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


Let it remain how it is, iOS 6789 should be like iOS 6.

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 13:05 2

28. funnyguy (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


People talk and talk, apple this, apple that,
They are losing the battle, blah blah ...

Last time I checked apple was still making huge money and they are still them biggest player In smartphones and tablets

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 14:01 4

31. tedkord (Posts: 3934; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Then you haven't checked in a while. Samsung is bigger in smartphones by quite a bit. Has been for over a year.

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 14:35 2

33. rusticguy (Posts: 2811; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


No since theya re feeling the heat of Thermonuclear War that they started now theya re desperate to make plastic phones :D

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 19:01 1

47. D_Tech-tive (Posts: 104; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


Last I checked Android out sells Apple!

http://www.phonearena.com/news/By-December-there-will-be-800-million-Android-phones-active-vs.-300-million-Apple-iPhones_id39652

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Android-made-up-86-of-Q4-smartphone-shipments-in-China-iOS-was-12_id39354

Apple= 1 phone a year so no wonder sale for Iphone 5 are high. Duh!

Android has dozens of phones per year and sales are split up among different manufacturers. Put all those Android sales up against Apples sales and it's no contest!

So all this Iphone 5 sales being so high isn't so high when it comes to Apple vs Android!

Android fans like having a choice of features, size,and looks ect. Open source = customization. Something you get from Apple!

If Android ONLY offered 1 phone based on the features of the best sellers Android OS has to offer right now. I KNOW it would out sell Icrap 5 hands down!

Thumbs up if you agree!

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 19:08

48. D_Tech-tive (Posts: 104; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


Correction near bottom...Variety something you DON'T get from Apple!

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 15:48 1

38. nyamo (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Mar 2011)


products are always able to find growth, just depends on how much you want to cut into profit margins to make said head way

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 19:55 2

50. napsterO6 (Posts: 17; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)


We Want New INNOVATIONS !!

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 10:33

55. Bappy (Posts: 25; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


and lowering the price of the flagships

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