On 9/6/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">Denis Parchenko</b> <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:<div><span class="gmail_quote"></span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
Hi folks!<br><br> Anyone saw new Apple announcement? Now iPhone is priced at $399..<br> <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2007/09/05/steve-jobs-live-apples-the-beat-goes-on-special-event/">http://www.engadget.com/2007/09/05/steve-jobs-live-apples-the-beat-goes-on-special-event/
</a><br><br>=#=-===-==----=#=--- - -- -=#=-- - - - -<br> Best regards,<br> Denis</blockquote><div><br><br>It just occurred to me that Apple's price cut may have nothing to do with lagging sales. Sure there's that whole issue that more phones were sold in the first 30 hrs than in the following month, but beyond that, $399 iphones are highly detrimental to the success of the Neo1973. The neo was more attractive to general consumers because of its price, but now OM has to justify selling a phone with fewer features for more money. Apple's move is ingenious if you look at it this way. Average buyers don't care that it's running linux or that they can hack it any way they want. The neo has to either be priced below the iphone or have more attractive features (3G + 3D desktop and more if possible) to stand even the slightest chance in the market.