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NewsPoster Jul 15, 2013 03:55 PM
Apple polls retail workers for ideas on selling more iPhones
Apple is running an internal promotion encouraging retail workers to submit ideas for selling the iPhone, a leaked memo indicates. Sent late last week, the document asks clerks to write a one-page proposal. Selected workers will be invited out to Cupertino, California for an eight-week work trip at Apple headquarters. "The feasibility of the [submitted] idea does not need to be considered. We are looking for innovation and pie in the sky," Apple writes.<br />
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Similar <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/289715==http://9to5mac.com/2013/07/15/apple-looks-to-retail-employees-for-ideas-to-sell-more-iphones/#more-279395" rel='nofollow'>programs</a> have been used for the iPhone and other Apple products in the past. The latest one, though, comes <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/289716==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/07/15/units.expected.to.reach.25.30.million.by.launch/" rel='nofollow'>just ahead of the rumored iPhone 5S launch window</a>. The company may also be preparing to launch a low-cost iPhone, which would demand extra focus on sales.
 
ttpease Jul 15, 2013 05:03 PM
I've purchased iPhones from AT&T and from Apple. By far, buying at Apple was quicker and easier. This is a strong selling point that they should advertise aggressively.
 
aross99 Jul 15, 2013 05:57 PM
Let me trade in my one year old iPhone to cover the extra $250 AT&T wants for an early upgrade. I would gladly give you my old phone and $199 for a new one every year...
 
bleee Jul 15, 2013 08:51 PM
They should release the low cost iPhone... My sister is in the market for a new phone having owned my hand-me-down iPhone 4. She immediately balked at the price of the iPhone 5 unlocked and started looking at Android devices namely the Nexus 4. The unlocked iPhone 5 will cost upwards of $750 if you buy Apple Care and a basic case.
 
Charles Martin Jul 15, 2013 09:45 PM
Why is unlocked so important to her? Does she travel internationally a lot?

The Nexus 4 is cheaper, but she a) loses all of her iPhone apps, b) loses iCloud syncing, c) picks up the risk of viruses and malware. All to save a few bucks up front? I agree the Nexus 4 isn't a bad option on the surface (she's wise to look at Nexus phones, that's the only Android option I'd even remotely consider), but she needs to look at the real cost -- particularly if she's happy with her current carrier.
 
bleebleeber Jul 16, 2013 02:25 AM
chasm.... you are a straight shill for krapple, no question about it.
 
Charles Martin Jul 16, 2013 03:07 AM
So in other words, trolltroller, you're saying you have no counter to the facts that I pointed out in my post. Good to know.
 
Spheric Harlot Jul 16, 2013 08:30 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by bleebleeber (Post 4238814)
chasm.... you are a straight shill for krapple, no question about it.
How cute...disguising himself by spelling it with a "k".

Slow work day?

Or *is* this paid work?
 
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