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Old 01-11-2013, 10:00 AM   #45
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Originally Posted by DuckieTigger View Post
On the other hand, Apple cannot afford to lose market share either. Soon the iPhone is going to be a niche product. If you cannot compete with features, you are going to have to compete with price. If you are not willing to do that, then you might hope that clever advertising is going to drag new customers and keep old ones in the ever more expensive growing iLifestye (compared to continuously improving and cheaper alternatives).
A rebuff from Apple:

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Apple has denied that it is considering increasing its market share and beating off competitors with a cheaper iPhone.

Rumours went around earlier this week that the fruity firm was getting a cheap mobile ready for market, but marketing chief Phil Schiller told a Chinese newspaper that Apple was doing no such thing.

"We are not like other companies, launching multiple products at once and hoping that one of them becomes popular with consumers," Schiller told the Shanghai Evening News ...
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/01..._cheap_iphone/
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