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If I were Apple
As far as us overseas users with unlocked iPhones (I am in the UK) Apple have two choices. Firstly, ignore us / destroy our iPhones. Secondly cooperate with us to upgrade to a regular Apple/O2 contract when the time comes. Option 1 is lose/lose. Option 2 is win/win. The reason for this is that with the current status quo, on November 9th (assuming 1.1.1 is still not hacked) I will be selling my unlocked phone on eBay and buying a regular O2 iPhone with contract. However, I will probably get more for my unlocked iPhone than I pay for the new one, since unlocked phones will be in demand overseas or with people who don't want an Apple contract. My old phone will be bought from someone who therefore Apple lose as a customer. But if they simply declare an amnesty and let me hand over my old phone in exchange for a new one they have gained 3 things that they otherwise might not have -
1. They will possibly gain a new sale to the people who might otherwise be buying our hacked phones.
2. They will get a contract from me that otherwise I might not necessarily sign up for.
3. They will diffuse the bad press which I believe will become a tidal wave in the next few weeks.
Even if 1.1.1 is hacked by then, I think much the same argument applies because I think I would still go the regular Apple route, and I am sure many others would.
Last edited by Tonyd; 10-07-2007 at 08:14 PM.
Don't assume you'll get more for than you paid for it, trust me.
If 1.1.1 is hacked, I really should ask why would you pay premium for an o2 contract?
The 200 mins/200 texts and 200MB cap is an extortionate base package for £35/mo.
Surely the flexibility (especially when being overseas) of an unlocked iPhone overshadows the fact that it isn't officially supported?
Sorry if I read this wrong, but I don't understand your post. It seems presented in an odd and not really easy to follow way.
J to the T. Shaken, not Stirred
Yeah, you're not going to get any more for your unlocked phone. Sorry, but you missed the boat on that one.
Originally Posted by ogs1
Secondly, from Apple's perspective, if you're going to buy a new iphone, that's money in the bank for them. If they just fix your unlocked phone, they get nothing. What do you think they'll be doing? If apple has proven anything these past couple of weeks, it's that customer loyalty means nothing to them anymore.
Yes they get my money for a new one, but they lose the customer I sell my old phone to.
Originally Posted by thecompkid
I agree that they have really shown their darker side the last few weeks.
I think the fairest thing to do and what would regenerate the customer loyalty, would be to offer a 'restore factory defaults' option to any phone (if necessary only at the Genius Bar). This would allow people who want to 'come in out of the cold' to do so. I can see Apple's problem on that and why Steve Jobs would not allow it and that is because it gives us subsequent retries at failed hacking attempts.