I will not buy an i-Phone, never.
December 31, 2010 2:19am CST
It is because it is expensive and it is not as good as people say. I understand why people are fond of the series of "i-products": people have built a strong trust relationship in Apple. They are die hard fans to Steve Jobs' creations. However, I do think it is a luxury than a neccessity. Don't you think that?
• United States
31 Dec 10
All cell phones are luxuries and not a necessity, wouldn't you say? I also wouldn't buy an iPhone, mainly because of the price. But I've heard both awesome and bad things about them. Some people tell me how much they love their iPhones, and others tell me about all the problems. I like my Blackberry - that's my choice as far as phones go. If I were to get an upgrade, I would just go with a newer Blackberry. I love the way it works, it's not touchscreen, which I find to be kind of hard to use sometimes, etc. It's more of a "business"-type phone rather than a "trendy" phone (in my opinion, I suppose) but I like it that way, because then not every 15 year old spoiled girl has the same phone as me. LOL
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• Hong Kong
1 Jan 11
I agree that if you are a practical person, then you'll use your "business-type phone. However, when you grow up, (at that time, maybe Apple has launch the 5, 6 ,7 , 8, 9 th generations of i-Products) you may be influenced and think that having an iPhone is a most interesting activity... Then you'll buy it. Thanks for your response.
31 Dec 10
I would love to have one. I-phones are luxurious but people won't think twice having a luxurious gadget that they can afford, people with money, that is. I know it costs much but it really depends on the individual on how they look at it. Some prefer to have cheaper ones, some would like to have an i-phone. It only depends on the person.
• Hong Kong
1 Jan 11
Yes, it depends on the person. Someone tell me that people love gold is because gold, the luxuries can tell others how rich, and how powerful they are (in ancient time and maybe in the modern age). I think the marketing strategy for promoting i-Phones is perfect. Nearly, everyone around have one. Is it a little exggerated?
5 Jan 11
I never even considered getting 'i-products' because they clearly are not meant for me price-wise. They cost an arm and a leg and mostly because of the brand name, IMHO. Like you, I have no doubt about the quality. I have dreamt about owning iphone, but never ipad, or for that matter, any type of tabs. A friend of mine is Apple crazy (well, he is brand-crazy, rather, and since he can afford it, he has best of everything). He has every latest thing. Mac, ipod, ipad, iphone3, iphone 4....yes...he owns both iphone3 and iphone4. Talk about having too much money. He came for a visit over Christmas and I had the chance to look at the ipad up close. I do think they are very good, very easy, but not for me. I can see the usefulness for students and people who are on the go. For me, as long as I have my trusty laptop and desktops in the office, I don't really need tabs. As for the iphone, I was thinking I would go for broke and buy the iphone4. Then I've been informed that iphone5 will be released soon. I guess I'm not meant to own an iphone. I do like to own the latest model if I'm going to buy it. But at the rate iphone is developing, it looks like I'm not meant to have one. So I guess I'll give it a miss and be happy with my trusted Camera Phone.