$1000 For An iPhone Sucks

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by blairh, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. blairh macrumors 68040


    Dec 11, 2007
    I know, maybe you bought an iPhone in the past and it was close to $1000 so this isn't a big deal for you. Or maybe you can justify any price for an iPhone because it's the one gadget you use day in and day out.

    But I gotta be honest, it absolutely sucks that the X starts at $1000.

    I'm a veteran iPhone user like probably many of you. My history is 3G to 4 to 5 to 6 Plus to 7 to 6S Plus. And yes, I'm going to buy the X if I can get my hands on it during pre-orders.

    But man, this just sucks. Samsung S8 retails for $750 and it's just a shame the X doesn't start at the price or at least closer to it. I know, there are other iPhone's if I really must upgrade. But I don't want those. I want the X.

    The only way I can justify this X purchase is knowing that I will upgrade after 12 months. This way I can avoid paying $200 for AppleCare+ (side note....$200 now!??!?!), and in the end I'll end up paying $500 (ugh) to lease the X for 12 months.

    But still, this sucks. And I know, no one is forcing me to upgrade, but I want to. And I'm sure many of you feel the same way as me. The mere fact that the iPhone model I truly want now starts at $1000 bothers me greatly.
  2. Goldfrapp macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
  3. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    Don’t pay it. I sure as hell wouldn’t.

    This is a bad precedent and I’m not feeding into it.
  4. titrau macrumors 65816


    Aug 16, 2017
    apple doesnt tell you pay in full
    they have financial program or att next 24 months
    so whatnthe big deal ????
  5. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    $1000 over the course of 24 months still equals $1000 last time I checked.
  6. Juan007 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2010
    iPhone 8 is the new generation iPhone, and it's priced about the same as previous ones. iPhone X is the NEXT GEN iPhone, launched 10 months early. Apple is giving you the option of paying extra to try the future device right now. No need to pay the extra $$ unless you want to, but don't hate on people who are willing to pay.

    Buy the iPhone 8 and enjoy it. It's a great phone!
  7. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    Life does not revolve around the iPhone.

    Take up acting if you want to be melodramatic.
  8. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    And that is why Apple is able to get away with charging that much for a phone.
  9. Sunny1990 Suspended


    Feb 13, 2015
    I love new iPhone X, with all new features /all new edge to edge OLED display,Face-ID,stainless steel band/dual camera new design everything is worth the money [​IMG]
  10. Phasism Suspended

    Sep 18, 2017
    And that is how Google etc will get away with the same
  11. 2015Girl Suspended


    Feb 29, 2016
    I agree!!!
  12. BigMcGuire Contributor


    Jan 10, 2012
    Who cares? No one is forcing me or you to get the iPhone X. As a 6s+ owner, I was going to just keep my 6s+ until I found that I could upgrade to the 8+ with the iUP plan for $119 and... so I did. Am I looking forward to the 8+? Yes. Do I need the 8+? No. But I'm going to enjoy it.

    I don't miss the X at all and although my 8+ 256GB was almost $1200.... I personally thought the X was a little too expensive. Sure the difference is a few hundred and sure I could afford it but ... already the $1200 of the 8+ is a bit much but for something I use quite frequently, will do my best to keep for 2+ years ... I see it as worth it.

    Why does it suck? I could find enough old tech in my house to ebay off to pay for the difference... or a few side jobs (computer jobs) that could probably pay for the whole phone if I really wanted. I'll agree with you though, these phones are getting a bit expensive. :p
  13. Phasism Suspended

    Sep 18, 2017
    Or the general public isn't getting paid their worth these days at their jobs
  14. boygiant macrumors member


    Sep 11, 2016
    “I really hate this but I’m still going to do it.”
  15. fs454 macrumors 68000

    Dec 7, 2007
    Los Angeles / Boston
    The S8 "retails for $750" - go get one if it's such a good deal, case closed. It's got hardware performance that's less than half as good, chins on the top and bottom, ANDROID, and a camera that isn't as good. I'm sure it's a good phone, but it's rightfully not a $1000 phone.
  16. pat500000 Suspended


    Jun 3, 2015
    Lately, I don't think i'm even worried about the hardwares as much as the software.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 21, 2017 ---
    Why do you have to be too rational in regards to buying a phone? you're using too much logic.... :)
  17. BeefSupreme macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2012
    Note 8 is $930. And all they do is copy other people’s hard work.
  18. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    Also, mom? Why do I have to clean my room? So unfair.
  19. mwhals macrumors 6502


    Sep 16, 2012
    Like Apple copied wireless charging and an oled screen. I won't mention face ID since they did an original design of it. What other phone has an S-pen? From where was it copied?

    The Note 8 and iPhone 8/X are all great phones, so why the need to continually bash the other brand?
  20. Kettil macrumors member

    May 31, 2011
    At least it's almost guaranteed that next year's X successor will be cheaper, making the X for those who can afford to fuel development. Apple designed it to be the most useful phone and not primarily affordable. They could well have called it the iPhone Pro and gotten less short term criticism, but that wouldn’t have made sense unless they developed something like an 8 plus for next year.
  21. Bmore Suspended

    Sep 18, 2017
    Of course it does
  22. Jimmy James macrumors 601

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
    This is the worst possible financial advice. I can afford a Ferrari if I finance it. That doesn't mean I should actually consider the purchase.
  23. titrau macrumors 65816


    Aug 16, 2017
    Then dont buy.... keep looking people use iphone :):apple::apple::apple:
  24. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020


    Feb 15, 2015
    oh dam a french person

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