You had the best, 6 months ago...

@choybel (5059)
Philippines
October 9, 2012 3:31am CST
I am talking about high end phones specifically and other techno-gadgets in general. I'm sure I'm not the only one to notice this now, as it is very obvious. 6 or a few more months ago, the best phone available in the market would be somewhere in the second or third spot by now if I am not mistaken, and I wonder how long this new best phone will last before it's place will be taken by just something much better. With this, I came to thinking, is technology just running this fast or is this just a marketing strategy where companies and manufacturers make phones with one or two less features just so they will be added onto the next one. Well, I'm guessing most of you would say it's the latter, and I'm more inclined to that perspective as well, but is it really? For people who always want to have the best and just can afford it, it's not a big deal, but for those who just want it so bad and had gone through so much just to attain that single piece of glory and pride, a prized possession, if you may call it that, I'm sure it hurts. Right now, I'm thinking I want to have this and that, but I'll just wait for a few more months as I have just read somewhere that better ones are about to be released and then I'll want those, too. Of course, I'll just keep on wanting them, but perhaps will never have them, at least I won't have to pay so much to own something that will just be worth almost half by just a few months later. So what do you guys think about it? Is it purely just marketing scheme? Let us know what your say on this is, please.
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7 responses
@SIMPLYD (75303)
• Philippines
9 Oct 12
I think when you are moneyed, it's okay to continually keep up with the times, by always changing your phone with the newest model. But when you have to save for it just to be able to buy one, then be contented that you can call and text and that your phone is still in conformity with the newest styles. It's actually a marketing strategy of theirs not to put all features in one phone, so they can say that they have another innovation in the model of their phones.
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
10 Oct 12
I believe that being contented with what one has is the main problem. I guess it's human nature to just want something more. As for me, being in the buy and sell business, I have probably grown out of admiration for this great new gadgets. Of course, I'd love to have them if I could, but I am just not willing to spend that much for it. I have learned to be contented with whatever I need, and so now I use dual SIM featured cellphone because I use two carriers. Their marketing strategy really works for them. I just wish one company would stand out and do the right thing about this. Give the people everything in one and with a price that's just amazingly so affordable and worth it.
@SIMPLYD (75303)
• Philippines
10 Oct 12
What is good though of each company producing new ones is that the former new cell phones now becomes affordable. And in addition, this type of competition also compels them to lower their prices, so their gadgets will be the one that will be more patronized by the people. I am glad, i am not one who would always goes with what the fashion dictates when it comes to gadgets.
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
11 Oct 12
Let me correct my first statement in my previous response there. I meant "being discontented". I just hope though that people become more practical about this things so as not to encourage companies to take advantage of this and continue to introduce new products at very ridiculous prices.
@mrsuniega (789)
• Philippines
9 Oct 12
are you talking to the new iPhone 5? well yes smart phones today seems like evolving every month. just a few months ago came the samsung galaxy s III, now the iPhone 5 and next the Nokia Lumia 800 and lumia 920. It's really a close competition. i wonder how people choose between these phone brands since every brand has it's newest offer like comparing to this brand to this... and so on.
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
9 Oct 12
Yes, as well as the s3 and much more. If I had the money and the opportunity to waste it on just about anything I like well, I'll definitely buy s3 and Lumia, never an iPhone. I'm an apple-hater, so forgive me. I just find their products very pricey and sometimes inconsiderate. Anyway, like I said, within a few more months new and better ones are going to be out again so these models we just mentioned here will just be a thing of the past.
• Philippines
9 Oct 12
me too I'm not a fan of iPhone, but if anyone would give a free iPhone to me or had a chance to win a raffle with iPhone prize, course I would get it that's free. LOL. But I wouldn't spend my own money for iPhone. It's too expensive. I would rather get any android and spend my money with it.
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
11 Oct 12
I would definitely love any free gadget, even if it was an iPhone, but of course if it was an iPhone, I would probably swap it for something else. I just don't like to patronize by owning one.
• Philippines
11 Oct 12
Hi Choybel, It's really a marketing scheme. I heard that Apple is holding something new as of the moment but because they want to enhance the system they can't really let it out...but I don't think that's all the reason because for me, it is extremely their strategy. If they would give everything...then they would need a lot of time to research about something. Now that those Iphone 5 is out...I am probably thinking that in the last few months...other companies would make another way to defeat that best selling phone as of the moment. Well, I don't own those high end gadgets...and though I want to have it...still, it's impossible. Anyways, happy Mylotting!
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
11 Oct 12
well, if that is really the case, I just hope somebody comes put with a better plan, like introduce an all-in-one gadget and teach these monopolizers a lesson.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
11 Oct 12
Yes...everything we buy is outdated as soon as we get it. They always have the next best thing ready and scheduled to come out in the next 6 months. I like to wait too because I know the price will go down and by then, the bugs will be worked out of it.
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
11 Oct 12
That's also one thing to look after, the bug fixes that companies release. Sometimes, I wonder if they ever get to test their products carefully and well before actually putting it to market. I mean, it's not like they sell it for a very low price or give it away for free, people have to pay a great amount of cash for it and wait in lines, as I have heard, the least they could do is give them a product that is bug-free.
@airasheila (5460)
• Philippines
9 Oct 12
a pleasant day choybel, honestly speaking, before when i was quite young, i used to spend my december bonus to buy new high end phones. as in i change my phone unit every year. as i will gonna sell my last unit for a cheaper price then keep the proceeds to be use in purchasing new one. but as i grow old, i realized that i need not to buy new phones every year. instead, i should be saving the money. and that move benefited me a lot.
@riyauro (6431)
• India
9 Oct 12
I do not have a very expensive phone but just a basic one i guess. anyway I also do not wish to spend so much on the latest phones. You are right I better buy after 6 moths or so with less amount. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day ahead.
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
10 Oct 12
I wonder when the next innovation comes out and cellphones would just go obsolete? Well, that's for another topic, I guess.
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
9 Oct 12
I am not exactly sure as to why they keep on doing that, probably it has something to do with market competitions.. like apple introduces iphone 4..then just a week after than samsung comes out with samsung galaxy s 2 (or was that 3? am not sure i dont keep track) so of course apple now will start to fidget again and here comes iphone 5..so more or less a new one from other competitors will come out.. till i guess they invent a lot more.. it gets crazy for i tell you thats why i do not keep track, i only hear some officemates going ga-ga over those phones and i am just blown over at how much they really cost...cost more much than my kid's tuition fees. lol so it do blows my mind away. anyways, sad to say each phone's value depreciates the moment another one comes out.
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
9 Oct 12
Well, there's galaxy s3 and then iPhone 5 and then Nokia's Lumia 902, and more. I try to keep myself updated in this line of information. Anyway, you are right, the depreciation value is what really hurts, well that's aside from the fact that the original value already hurts a lot. Like what I have said in another discussion, when there are things that I like, I just crave for it until I finally accept the fact that I can't afford it and I have many other more important things to spend that much on anyway.