8/8+ pricing based on X sales

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by High Desert, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. High Desert macrumors regular

    Nov 26, 2015
    Powell Butte, Or.
    Here is an interesting concept to consider: currently most reviews and articles being written suggest that the big demand os going to be on the iPhone X and that there will be surplus inventories of the 8 and 8+. Is it reasonable to think that if this is the case, Apple, or retailers, will end up reducing the price of these phones to relieve inventory burden? I am thinking about and 8 or 8+ upgrade from my 7, and have no interest in the X, so am willing to take a bit of a wait and see attitude to see what actually happened on inventory and pricing.
  2. Broadus macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2011
    Upstate SC
    I have no idea, but I'm going to wait a little while to see how things settle out. I have no desire for the X (way too pricey for my needs) and am looking to upgrade my 6s to a plus-size and give my wife the 6s. As things are now, it would be a 128GB 7, but a price drop of the 8 could persuade me to step up to a 256GB 8.
  3. ValhallaOutcast macrumors regular


    Sep 12, 2017
    I would be shocked if Apple dropped the price before Sept 2018
  4. MephistoZap macrumors newbie


    Jan 18, 2016
    We could see some decent deals through carriers though.
  5. Dave245 macrumors 604


    Sep 15, 2013
    I think that iPhone X will cannibalise the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, I also think Apple know this (they have said it before they don’t mind doing so) and next year they will cut the iPhone 8 style phones from the line up and introduce 2 next generation iPhone X style types (one being a 5.8” display while another is a Plus device with a bigger display), the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will turn get discounted, but I don’t see it happening before that.
  6. Adelphos33 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2012
    No, more likely is the iPhone 8 being dropped by $100 in price in 2018 and the 6S being discontinued. Apple will be selling iPhone 8 models for years, likely as the last "all new" phone with a home button.
  7. Dave245 macrumors 604


    Sep 15, 2013
    I don’t see that happening if the iPhone X cannibalises the 8 and 8 Plus.

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