If you want arguably some of the best phones on the market, even the used ones, iPhones are still the best of quality choice . The latest and greatest in style and connectivity, iPhones keep you entertained, working, and playing all day long. Intuitively designed to provide you the best browsing, call quality, and app store on the planet, the iPhones won’t disappoint you.
I had been used iPhone 5 for almost 2 years, I think my iPhone today could be someone’s cheap iPhone tomorrow. Oh what a life! 🙁
Well, one implication of faster replacement cycles would be many more second-hand phones entering the resale market, not just from consumers themselves but from carriers who receive these as trade-in. I found that in all the discussion about an affordable iPhone and the design concessions Apple would need to make to hit a <$100 pricepoint, is it possible that the real “cheap” iPhone is really a used phone resold?
Think about it ! Apple works with carriers to get 10-25% of customers on to the “Annual iPhone” plan. In return, they encourage the carriers to resell used iPhones (which aren’t subsidized) as many times as they can, with the carrier keeping the profit margin each time. Not crazy since the profit margin on a true “cheap” iPhone would be small for Apple anyway.
Apple plays the LTV game – get as many people on iOS as possible – and soak the early adopters for hardware margin while the rest of the economic pyramid adds value via developer network effects, iTunes purchases, etc.
Here that you can buy Used Apple iPhone whether you’re on AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, Straight Talk, or any other GSM carrier, they have a used iPhone for you!
Your iPhone today is someone’s cheap iPhone tomorrow.