Under siege on Wall Street and Main Street, Apple expands its trade-in program overseas

Under siege on Wall Street and Main Street, Apple is trying to give owners of older iPhone models an incentive to trade up to a 2018 iPhone. To do this, Apple has expanded its trade-in program to a number of overseas markets.
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39 Comments

37. Leo_MC

Posts: 6349; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I have the same opinion that I had at the beginning: people living in developed country don’t have to chose between rent and an expensive phone. 1 bedroom apartment outside the city center is $2k; the average salary in New York is $70k/year - that’s about 30%. 1 bedroom in London is £1.2k, the average salary £34k/y - that’s 40%; a family of 2 would pay £2k for a 3 bedroom and earn £68k/y - that’s about 30%. If a million people are doing a stupid thing - let's say they don’t wash, because of the fear of illnesses (which ALL our great grandparents did) - they still don’t change the fact that they do a stupid thing; and it’s stupid not to control your expenses. I have never said people SHOULD buy fancy phones, I just said they COULD (with ease), if they wanted to, unlike average people in some Asian or African states who would have a hard time justifying paying more than a y salary on a phone.

38. jvardon

Posts: 34; Member since: Apr 28, 2012

You said that if someone couldn't afford a phone in a developed country then they must have f**ked up professionally. That is wrong to say because some people prioritize their money in ways that make fancy phones unattainable and they are okay with that. They haven't f**ked up. They just don't need a fancy phone. What you've now said is different because yes the people I am talking about could afford to buy a fancy phone if they made changes, but in their current situations they able presumably happy - that's why they haven't changed.

39. Leo_MC

Posts: 6349; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Dude, 1$/day it’s a coffee (as Cook said), it’s Netflix+TV; processed juices (like cola); a small dinner out with the family. If you can’t AFFORD to spend that, it certainly means you f**ked up somewhere professionally. I make a list with things to have but not urgent (like new tyres, a phone cover or even a phone) and I buy them only when there are sales (I save at least an iPhone every year that way); everyone is able to do so.

15. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

You seriously think price isnt a factor? Again dude, outside the USA, all e iPhones cost over $1000, with the most expensive costing nearly $2000 with taxes and fees Then you have to consider that outside the US, the majority of carriers are not ppstpay. They are prepay or going have to make a sizable downpaymwnt. In most cases that down payment is 50%. When you consider that fact that in most places, the income is less than $/00 USD, an you gotta eat, pay rent, by gas, pay utilities, eat, get clothes, and have kida... $500 cang be waste on some stupid phone. The fact you claiming price is not an issue actually shows your stubbornness and shows your closed minded artificial intelligence. Because price is the main factor. In fact Samsung sales been of rhe S and Note have drop significantly since each model since the S6 has gone up I'm price every year. And each year it has less sales. And when you co sider the fact, Damsung gradually increased phone size each year. Unlike Apple who basically jumped from 3.5, to 4" and right on up to 5 an now 6. It is amazing how you guys even when you claim you aren't Apple fans, will try to find any excuse for them. Just like Apple who always has a copout for when stuff of their fault.

23. Leo_MC

Posts: 6349; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Apple sold more 7+ models (which were pricier) than 7, more Xes than both 8 and 8+; people paid even double for a Mac, iPod, iPad; people got 6 or 6s instead of getting cheap OnePluses. That’s because the typical Apple user hardly has a problem with buying food or paying the rent. When it comes to pricing you think like an Android user and that’s ok, but for an Apple user the price is not a problem, the real problem is the value one gets for the money and this year’s iPhones - even though they are some of the best phones out there - do not deliver a lot of value (at least not enough for them to be bought).

10. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

The Big 6 says Apple doesn't have competition. It cant be Trump. Trump is helping Apple by telling the world not to use Huawei. Huawei is beating Apple without selling a single phone in the US. Huawei competes with Samsung. of Apple was a totally competent th song with Huawei or any Android OEM, they would already be dead. Apple failures ate all Apple failt. If the iPhone right now was still $7/50 or less, they would have sold over 280M of them this year. When you have 3 phones that cost $1000 outside the US, you basically priced yourself out of the market. So much for that super cycle BS.

24. midan

Posts: 2555; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Huawei is doing great in Europe so does Apple, i see big negative impact to Samsung sales. If Huawei could sell their phones in US they would make lot more harm for Samsung. Why you think US people suddenly would start buying noname brand Android phones if they don't buy the current ones? people would only buy less Samsung phones just like they do in Europe.

25. LEEDAQ

Posts: 153; Member since: Aug 07, 2018

I will trade in my 6s if apple brings back 3.5mm

26. midan

Posts: 2555; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

It won't happen so you should just trade now, you are missing a lot! I went from 6s to X and couldn't be happier.
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