8/8+ pricing based on X sales

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

  1. High Desert macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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

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    We could see some decent deals through carriers though.
     
  5. Dave245 macrumors 604

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    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

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    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

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

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