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Your Holiday iPhone Update

Sales of Apple’s top-end iPhone 5S remain brisk – even as demand for the company’s cheaper iPhone 5C have fallen off. At least that’s what a production research report prepared for the Susquehanna Financial Group says … “Our checks indicate the mix has indeed shifted disproportionately to iPhone 5S, with production…

Sales of Apple’s top-end iPhone 5S remain brisk – even as demand for the company’s cheaper iPhone 5C have fallen off.

At least that’s what a production research report prepared for the Susquehanna Financial Group says …

“Our checks indicate the mix has indeed shifted disproportionately to iPhone 5S, with production of 5S running nearly 4x that of 5C,” Susquehanna analyst Chris Caso reported. “Importantly, we note there wasn’t a fall off in demand for iPhone 5S after the initial strength of the launch.”

That means future demand for the top-end iPhone is even greater than the initial sales split – which saw the 5S outsell the 5C by more than a 2-to-1 margin during its first month on the market.

For the first time ever, Apple launched two new smartphones this year – and the marketing strategy behind the launch was downright brilliant.  Or diabolical, if you’re not a fan of capitalism …

“Instead of discounting its excellent iPhone 5 and risking potentially cannibalizing sales of its higher-end iPhone 5s (since the 5 looks very similar to the 5s – the differences are internal and maybe not important to everybody), Apple took the iPhone 5’s guts and put them into much cheaper plastic cases,” explains Ashraf Eassa for The Motley Fool. “This meant that smartphone buyers who wanted the gorgeous ‘real’ iPhone had no choice but to buy the latest-and-greatest iPhone 5s.”

Genius, right?

It’s almost amazing the federal government didn’t pass a law demanding “iPhone equality” in the marketplace, right?

Anyway … for those of you looking to get your hands on one of these devices, Verizon Wireless is selling a 16GB iPhone 5C for $99 (with a two-year contract). The 32 GB model is running for $199 – also with a two-year deal.

Verizon is offering the 16 GB version of the 5S for $199, the 32 GB version for $299 and the 64 GB version for $399 – all with two-year agreements.  AT&T is offering the same prices as Verizon for new 5C and 5S phones – but is also offering “certified like-new” 5S phones for $99 (16 GB), $199 (32 GB) and $299 (64 GB).

AT&T’s “certified like-new” 5C phones cost $24 (16GB) and $124 (32 GB).

Not into signing a two-year contract?  Walmart is selling a 16 GB version of the 5S for $649 – and a 16GB version of the 5C for $549, with customers able to purchase calling plans by the month (starting at around $45).

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27 comments

GrandTango December 20, 2013 at 9:58 pm

I did not think FITS could become any more irrelevant than he is when extolling the claimed “:conservatism” of fellow Liberal-Tarian Nancy Mace…but this may the most waste of keystrokes ever performed by him…Or maybe he can copy another attack on Lee Bright from The State newspaper.

You gotta wonder: Does FITS think he is the next Rush Limbaugh (w/o the talent or insight) shamelessly hawking Apple products…???

Apple is a very @$$-holish, liberal company that makes billions off of Elitist-Snob appeal. IPhones are mass produced on the backs of the Chinese children who survived the abortion butchers (males only) only to make it to the sweat shops…all the while cushy leftwing tech-spolied babies are beeching and complaining about Wal-Mart because they told the democrat unions to kiss their @$$….But Apple’s OK because Obama tells them it is…

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confederateliberal December 20, 2013 at 10:10 pm

Excuse me but President Obama preferred the Blackberry.

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GrandTango December 21, 2013 at 6:12 am

But they vote for Obama….and he loves them, because they are politically blind and stupid and he can rape them to pay for the ignorant Obamacare.

Selfish, self-centered and the pampered are most likely Obama voters. And they use the iPhone as a pompous as a Have-vs-Have-Not status symbol.

It’s like a Prius, Ben and Jerry’s or Birkenstocks..Way over-priced and a sign that you’re a snobbish, better-than-you liberal…

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Penus Williams December 21, 2013 at 7:32 am

GT is the poster child for “irrelevant waste of keystrokes.”

Most of his posts are off the mark and full of psycho babble. I am confident that of the visitors to this website who bother to read his posts use them like an idiot thermometer. Something one can use to gauge how the idiots among us are thinking.

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GrandTango December 21, 2013 at 8:45 am

One word for Idiot-Meter: Obamacare…
You F*#kin Dumb@$$….

ManBango December 21, 2013 at 11:31 am

GT – YOU are the biggest dumbass on here.

If FITS is so “irrelevant”, why in the hell do you read it and post comments??? Please teach us all a lesson and don’t frequent FITS. You fucking dumbass.

GrandTango December 21, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Forgive me: I just can’t resist pointing out how F*#kin’ stupid and contradictory you Liberal-Tarians and Liberals are…

You are what you claim to hate…You’re the biggest idiots, liars and @$$-holes going…while you unjustly crucify good people for being the soulless, shallow and immoral fools, that you are…

Sonny Fucking Bono December 21, 2013 at 6:05 pm

Since most music and art is produced by liberals, what do you listen to besides The Nuge?

The Colonel December 22, 2013 at 6:56 am
Sonny Fucking Bono December 22, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Yes, that family values pedo.

The Colonel December 22, 2013 at 3:29 pm

I’ll buy that Wango Tango isn’t the greatest song in the world (in fact the guitar riff is on the “100 Worst List”) but pedo?!? How on earth did you get to pedo?

Sonny December 22, 2013 at 5:34 pm

He was notorious for hooking up with underage girls.He almost got arrested in Canada early in his carreer.

GrandTango December 22, 2013 at 6:58 am

Most artists are just politically ignorant, if not stupid. But I completely understand why you, and they, think they are liberals.

Papa Norman December 22, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Son, stop pointing out your ignorance.

Centrist View December 21, 2013 at 12:40 pm

To summarize GrandTango,
Apple is the One Percent; created by the Ninety-Nine Percent who have spent $thousands on Apple products.

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GrandTango December 21, 2013 at 1:06 pm

Add this: The fictional one-percent is created by the cushy-liberal dumb@$$#$ too spoiled, easily-led and undisciplined to avoid creating the real rich yuppie monsters, they claim to hate.

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David Koch December 21, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Damn Right!

Ps,keep up the good work stooge!

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GrandTango December 21, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Apply for Obamacare, yet…Dumb@$$…I hope you try in SC, and Haley throws you Ignorant @$$ in jail for it…
If she did that, she’d win in a landslide…w/o spending a dime in campaigning…

Tom December 21, 2013 at 2:06 pm

I did, and got a great deal! Not in jail yet! Cut my deductible from 10k to 5k.

GrandTango December 21, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Just hold on you clueless F@*K (even if you are lying)…

Obama may be a miracle-working god to you…but that stupid son of a B!*ch would not have even been able to feed his own family, if being a black activist and hating the hand that feeds him, were not so profitable.

Your stupid @$$, and everybody else will pay. The idea that the unlimited rich will work (and there is enough money) for you to sit on your lazy @$$…is one of the many myths liberals perpetuate to keep the ignorant, like you, sucking their D!*k$….

I will laugh MAO when you finally figure out your deity has bent you over and reamed you out…That will be funny as H#!!..Yall are not used to reality slapping the P!$$ out of your pampered @$$#$…

You Lyin' Ass Bitch December 22, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Sit on your lazy ass? Are you saying you type all day long standing up? Out of your 2,500 posts, where do you find the time to piss, let alone work a real job?

GrandTango December 22, 2013 at 2:52 pm

You liberals, because you’re so stupid, think you can just lie, and everybody believes you.

If you were successful w/ Obamacare, every piece of $#!* sycophant news outlet in America, including FITS, would be lining up wanting to suck you off, and proclaim the good news for your corrupt savior, Obama…

I Know, Bitch! December 22, 2013 at 5:42 pm

Deflection. Now, tell us about that dream job of yours that allows you soooo much free time??? Bill fucking Gates works more than your sorry ass. Why can’t you be honest? Remember, the Lord hates a liar…

Tom December 20, 2013 at 10:31 pm

You know what is even greater about the Iphone 5s? The Iphone 5c is housed in cheap plastic with many colors to choose from. The Iphone 5s is housed in a gleaming metal case in gold, silver, or steel. To protect your gleaming metal case from being scratched you can buy a plastic case in the same colors as the Iphone 5c to go on the outside of the 5s. Is Apple brilliant, or what?

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The Colonel December 21, 2013 at 4:41 am

I’ll take my droid any day – half the cost, twice the versatility.

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GrandTango December 21, 2013 at 9:12 am

“Ditto”

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GaryJR December 23, 2013 at 9:01 am

Is this an article or ad?

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