31 réflexions au sujet de “Comment les téléphones est passé de 200 $ à 2 000 $”

  1. I think TechAltar’s new video nailed it. We don’t see desktop computers suddenly jump in price – price jumps usually come with higher performance. But more expensive phones aren’t faster, people are paying for something that is just *nice*.

    The main difference lies in the transparency of the prices of the components that go into a PC . When you know how much something should cost, you don’t overpay.

  2. I used to work at Verizon right when 2 year contracts were ending.

    Having to explain to people that their Line Access was 40.00 a month now changing to 20.00 + Device cost a month blew people’s minds. They said they only paid $200 dollars for the phone.

    If you split the previous 40 in 20/20. Multiply the 20 x24 (2 year contract) you had $480 bucks you were paying towards the phone. Plus the $200 bucks they paid initially reaching $680 bucks for a phone.

    They were not happy about transparency.

  3. TLDR: They didn’t. You just didn’t understand your bill.

    « Phones went from $700 to $900 because the stuff inside got a lot better » isn’t such a catchy headline though.

  4. >*But the upside is that the phone you buy is likely to be nicer, and you’re likely to hold on to it for even longer*

    Do we hold on to it for longer though? Iphones maybe as they are updated for a while, but Android phones are still not supported after a couple of years. Sure you don’t need the latest OS or security patch to use your phone, but this is clearly a message from the OEMs who want you to switch phone every two years or so.

  5. No real innovation in smartphones but higher and higher prices, why? Because they can, for the vast majority of people who buy a high end phone $800-$1200 a $200-$300 phone would be just fine, overkill on the processor, ram, screen and camera, like my old inlaws who buy $1500 Macbooks and then use it to browse the web and send email, Chromebook would work better and would be simpler, but hey we have debt driven economy so if people want to pay for it have at it, LOL

  6. Easy access to financing makes prices go up. It happens in every industry that offers 0% financing. Consumers see $30/month instead of $1000. Emerging markets like India and China get the same devices at 60% the cost because nobody finances. Yay capitalism.

  7. Cell phones have never been $200. The US relied upon carriers delivering the phone over monthly payments to hide their price and people never understood the actual value of their deviecs.

  8. « So unless you’re still buying the best every two years, you might not end up spending all that much more. »

    But with built in batteries and rapid depreciation on Android plus ending security updates, and the fact that not everyone buys a phone at launch, it’s very likely multiple elements will push people to upgrade every 2 years.

  9. They didn’t.

    The Redmi 7 costs $100.

    People are willing to spend $1000 on a phone, so phones are being made for $1000. The low cost options are better than ever.

  10. Phones were never $200, they were just subsidized by the carriers. Look at the « full-price » value on older, cheap phones and you’ll see they are still $400, $500+.

  11. This article is ass. Warren Buffet wrote an open letter to Apple urging them to increase phone prices because he knows friends who would sell their private jet if it meant they could have an iPhone. 3 months later. iPhone X. He said an iPhone is more useful then a private jet therefore should be valued higher.

  12. Why is the Verge still allowed in this subreddit with their clickbait and misleading headlines. The title is literally false, you can get fined for advertising stuff without mentioning that’s it’s financed so why is this pseudo-journalist site allowed to advertise their articles with fake headlines? $200 to $2000 never happened.

    There are dozen proper sites that show what good journalism looks like, Ars, Android Police or Anand to name a few of the more popular. Would anything of value really be lost by banning the Verge?

  13. It’s simple economics; people keep buying them even when the prices go up, so of course prices will continue to rise. What else would you expect?

    Consumer demand drives the market. No one at Samsung or Apple is forcing people to buy a new expensive phone; people want to buy them. So the companies make what the people demand.

  14. They went to $2000 because everyone in the west finances their shit….which is horrible to do.

    I however refuse to get put together on my cell service and will invest that money back into my family.

    Using an unlocked Aristo 2 that I got for Free on Metro PCS…..but now using mint mobile.

    I pay $25 a month and have a phone that is capable of doing 90% of everything else people use their phones for.

    Hold back 10% for the Camera which I dont care about.

  15. Well, as long as people are willing to pay that amount for at phone, i would say they have too much money and therefore its not an issue, there is always people with to much money buying this just to show their overprices phone to their friends and so!

    I was scrathing my head when i bought a phone to around 700$, and was thinking a phone to 200$ would have been plenty for my use!

    I guess its just a trend taking over, more want more, but sometimes less is more!

  16. TL;DR: Apple increased price constantly, people bought.

    Other companies saw price increase, they also made the prices go up.

    Companies like Huawei thought they could/should one up Apple thinking that will somehow boost their profits.

    Welcome to today.

  17. Holy shit, Verge… Manufacturers are raising prices because people are holding to their phones longer ??? Seriously ?

    It’s the _other way around_, FFS! Lower the fucking price and maybe people will have less reservations about upgrading.

    Oh, and the sticker shock thing, that’s a US (maybe Canada too) only thing. Here in the 3rd world, we’ve been aware of the true prices of phones ever since the regulatory agencies made it illegal to SIM-lock devices, pretty much ending the practice of subsidies.

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