32GB Storage Option Now Available for iPhone 7 in Jet Black Color, Starting at $549

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    Apple has added a new 32GB storage capacity option to the Jet Black iPhone 7 as part of a shake-up to its existing smartphone line-up, putting the glossy finish at the more affordable entry point of $549 for the 4.7-inch version, with a 128GB option now going for $649.

    The iPhone 7 Plus is also now available in Jet Black at 32GB and 128GB for $669 and $769, respectively. At the same time, Apple has discontinued the 256GB option for the iPhone 7 in any color across the board.

    Apple originally offered the Jet Black iPhone 7 at launch at 128GB and 256GB capacities, starting at $749 and $849 respectively, but didn't offer the cheaper 32GB option that the other colors are available in. That put a $100 premium on the glossy finish, pricing out more budget-conscious smartphone customers, but it looks as if Apple has had a change of mind.

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    As part of its existing iPhone range shake-up, Apple has also discontinued its its (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models. Apple's (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 and 7 Plus were first introduced in March of 2017, six months after the debut of the iPhone 7.

    (Thanks, Anna!)

    Article Link: 32GB Storage Option Now Available for iPhone 7 in Jet Black Color, Starting at $549
     
  2. ghsNick, Sep 13, 2017
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    I just purchased a 7 Plus in Jet Black (128GB) after the announcement yesterday and it arrives today!

    I don't see much difference between this and the 8 Plus...and I'm saving almost $200 because Apple got greedy and got rid of the 128GB option in the new phones!
     
  3. Relentless Power, Sep 13, 2017
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    Actually, the 128 GB 7 for $650.00 is a good price. There still is a lot of technology in this iPhone and is still plenty powerful as well. I would say this is a really good purchase if somebody was undecided between this and the iPhone 8.
     
  4. ghsNick macrumors 68020

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    That's for the 7. The 128GB Plus came to $769, but I still feel like I made a good decision since my only other option was the 8 Plus (256GB) for $950.
     
  5. dumastudetto macrumors 68020

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    I'm betting Apple is making more profit from you selling all that old technology for $769 versus if you bought the iPhone 8 Plus model. In other words, they are thrilled with your decision - and because your new phone is already one year old technology, you'll be upgrading to a new iPhone much sooner too.
     
  6. cosmic68 macrumors 6502

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    I'm doing exactly the same. I've normally always upgraded every two years, but held out after my last purchase (iPhone 6 Plus).

    This is the first time I've gone backwards so to speak. But with these insane prices and incremental advances, I feel like it's a forward move for me personally.
     
  7. witnessthefunk macrumors member

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    I wonder will the street prices for the iPhone 7/plus 256gb models go up now?
     
  8. JosephAW macrumors 65816

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    I love how Apple comes up with these numbers. A $220 difference for 224 GB difference. That's $1 per GB. You know, and I know that this is like paying for air.
    I'm shocked that the X doesn't have a 512 and 1024 GB option.
     
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    Memory shortages this year are a real thing along with just short on phones.
    At 256 rather than 512, they can sell 2 phones. Multiply that out, 500,000 512 phones becomes a million 256 phones.

    A shortage also drives pricing up.
    A lot of business model even outside of tech is to charge 300% for something. If you want a rock in your yard and a landscape business buys the rock for $30 you will get the bill for $90.
    100% covers the up front cost, 2nd 100% covers labor costs, 3rd 100% is profit to go back into the business so they can continue doing business.
     
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    Still wouldn't recommend anyone buy this phone at retail full price (I do understand some can't afford to buy a phone in one payment) you can save a lot either buying a mint phone or buying a brand new one (might have to wait the price hasn't completely plunged yet
     
  12. WBRacing macrumors 6502a

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    I personally think the £549.00 iPhone 6S 128GB is even better value. Still loving mine, the X would only have been a replacement contender out of all the current choices, if it had 128GB at the £999 price point.
     
  13. ghsNick macrumors 68020

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    I don't really get that logic because Apple supports a lot of their older devices and they would have made a lot more money from me if I purchased it two days ago before the announcement.

    And now they can't brag about me in their opening week numbers...so I don't know what they're thrilled about?
     
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    Maybe, 2018 is when the real excitement is. Sigh..
     
  15. JM macrumors 6502a

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    Just bought a gold iPhone 7 yesterday :) A certain retailer in the US is still offering $200 off... Of a what is now $550 phone. Can you do subtraction and arrive at the amazing price of $350 for an amazing phone???? :eek:
     
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    Where did you get this?
     
  17. MacWanker macrumors newbie

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    Which retailer would that be?
     
  18. JM macrumors 6502a

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    Well, looking this morning it's only Sprint giving $200 off. ATT is only giving $100 off. But, $450 for the 7 is still amazing.

    Can't tell until me mum in law has one. Don't want them selling out :D

    But serisously, if you just search around you'll find what I'm talking about. Promise you it's not that hidden.
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    Search around on internet... I promise you it's not a small retailer. ;)
     
  19. ghsNick macrumors 68020

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    Seriously dude - just say who it is.

    I doubt your single post on MacRumors is going to make the retailer stop selling it for the discounted price or make them sell out lol.
     
  20. MacWanker macrumors newbie

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    Must be the offers currently at best buy....
    I thought the poster was was referring to a cash price, not carrier upgrades/installments
     
  21. 4ppleg1rl macrumors member

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    I'm looking to get the iPhone 7 (from S7) but I'm not sure if it's the right choice cos it's a year old phone! What do you guys think?
     
  22. dmylrea macrumors 68000

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    They got rid of the 256GB iPhone 7 because people would buy IT instead of the 256GB iPhone 8 (which Apple desperately wants to sell lots of). There isn't enough of a difference to push people to the 8 instead of a much cheaper 7. Now, they are forcing those people to get an 8.
     
  23. nikicampos macrumors 6502a

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    I was going to do that, upgrade my 6s Plus 64gb to a 7 Plus 128gb when I thought the 7 prices would be lower, but since I can manage perfectly fine with 64 gb, I'll be upgrading to the iPhone 8 Plus 64gb for just $30 dlls more than the iPhone 7 Plus 128gb.

    If someone wants a Plus and can manage with 64gb instead of 128gb, the iPhone 8 64gb is the better choice, only $30 extra dlls for the 8 Plus $799 vs 7 Plus $769, for me it's a no-brainer.
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    Exactly,

    iPhone 8 Plus 64gb $799
    iPhone 7 Plus 128gb $769

    Only $30 dlls difference, for so many people 64gb is more than enough, so getting the 8 is an easy choice.
     
  24. 4ppleg1rl macrumors member

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    Do we expect the prices to drop any further for the 7/7+ or is this the only drop?
     
  25. manni macrumors regular

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    Seeing the US prices for the 7 and 7 plus is pretty sobering. The 128gb 7 plus is $1015 in the UK :(

    It will be interesting to see what happens to the prices on eBay for new ones.
     

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