* Posts by boshy

2 posts • joined 1 Feb 2019

Fairphone thinks its fair to offer a not-very-major and slightly-more-recycled new model


Re: Buying

have you tried their website? you can buy directly from there - £379 for a fairphone 3 and £425 for a 3+

iPhone price cuts are coming, teases Apple CEO. *Bring-bring* Hello, Apple UK? It's El Reg. You free to chat?


Re: The reasons for the iPhone sales slump were threefold

one of the reasons, i believe that they were considered a premium device, was the level of integration with the rest of their products - apple tv, mac, watch, photos - the whole thing just worked and worked easily. at upgrade time people were prepared to buy a bit more for ease.

trouble is the USP is being reduced and it's relatively easy to switch.

- google photos allows me out of icloud easily (and is much less intrusive)

- chromecast / firestick / native TV applications let me view photos on my tv

- Spotify has negated my need for itunes

when users start moving out of the eco system, the reason to pay a premium reduces and when that premium gap is so much more, the propensity to buy decreases.

sure people will always buy a premium brand as a status symbol - tag heur watch vs timex for example, but you become more and more niche.

I've just moved out of the apple ecosystem after 8 years, can't see a reason to go back


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