2018 iPhone price thoughts

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Will_22, Sep 14, 2017.

Tags:
  1. Will_22 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2016
    Location:
    Virginia
    #1
    In my opinion, the new iPhone’s prices are very unlikely to go down even next year. Even when apple can produce the iPhone (whatever model you want to call it) with cheaper OLED, why would they next year? They’ll have people still paying off the monthly $1000 phone for roughly $41ish a month. Why would they release a new iPhone with OLED for let’s say $700 total. Wouldn’t everyone then just upgrade to the newer and cheaper phone? Sadly, I don’t see apple lowering prices of the new phones back again. What are your thoughts?
     
  2. MF878 macrumors regular

    MF878

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2011
    Location:
    Auckland, New Zealand
    #2
    I think they'll gradually come down to more "normal" levels, but yeah, I don't expect them to suddenly cut $300 off of it next year. I would guess they knock the 5.8-inch OLED down to $849-899 so that the rumoured 6.4-inch OLED model can slot in under $1000, but it certainly isn't dropping all the way to $699 overnight in my opinion.
     
  3. dumastudetto macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2013
    #3
    Apple isn't testing these new price ranges to then cut them down again. If the sales are good, and they will be, these starting prices will be the normal prices. And then Apple will test a new upper limit to see if they can charge even more for ultra premium devices.

    Keeping prices higher is a good thing IMO because it gives Apple the freedom to make less compromises when deciding what should go into new iPhones. It means we are all getting much better iPhones every year.
     
  4. Starfyre macrumors 68030

    Starfyre

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2010
    #4
    If you think about it, when they say the processor is faster than a laptop while being so much smaller and comes with a better-than-laptop screen (OLED), then it's really sorta kinda justifiable?
     
  5. dumastudetto macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2013
    #5
    Yep you are 100% right.
     
  6. QCassidy352 macrumors G4

    QCassidy352

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2003
    Location:
    Bay Area
    #6
    That works for me, if we adjust our upgrade expectations to be more like a laptop timeframe: 3-5 years? I don't see a lot of people replacing their $1k+ laptops every year, the way many people replace smartphones.
     
  7. dumastudetto macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2013
    #7
    If Apple keeps pushing forward the advancements in technology then people will still upgrade every year.

    Many people used to upgrade their laptops and desktops every year, but now it happens less because there are no longer big leaps forward. Intels processors have barely gained anything in performance, most of the improvements have been based around energy effiency and keeping performance the same.
     
  8. Starfyre macrumors 68030

    Starfyre

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2010
    #8
    This is why I am considering upgrading, because I am at least 3 years with my current phone. :)
     

Share This Page

7 September 14, 2017