Analysts Predict High Price of iPhone X Will Lead to 'Weakened Demand' in Q1 2018

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  1. AndyDiamond macrumors 6502

    AndyDiamond

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    #201
    Why do you pay outright?
    I mean really - why?

    And with the Apple Upgrade program I get a new phone each year for about half the cost (if I were to buy to outright) while only outlaying a monthly installment.
     
  2. Black Tiger macrumors 6502

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    #202
    I am not sure if this is typical in all regions, but I was able to negotiate a lower plan by bringing my own (purchased outright) phone. It works out to less to purchase the phone outright than the more expensive contract-tied phones on subsidy over 24 months, plus it is unlocked. At least in Canada.
     
  3. Martyimac macrumors 65816

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    #203
    I can only explain my thoughts about buying outright since that is what I do.
    When I buy outright, I know the immediate hit to my bottom line. Essentially it's a can I afford to do this right now? Buying on credit does make it easy to buy them with much less monthly "pain" I admit, but it also makes you feel good about using credit. I have always paid my credit card off when I get the bill. I haven't carried any credit card debt since 2006. I have occasionally bought a car on credit only to keep my credit scores up on the off chance I may need a loan for something but always pay it off withing 3-4 months, and that was the plan before I ever signed the papers, yes I had the cash on hand.
    Getting use to using credit has put MANY folks in dire straits over the years.
    So if I can't afford it outright, why would I think I could still afford it using credit?
    These thoughts are applicable only to me, and PS my credit score hovers at around 815, give or take.
     
  4. macgabe macrumors regular

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    #204
    Finally just got my white 256 GB yesterday Jan 13, 2018 ordered Nov 24, 2017. So still like gold dust here 2 ½ months after release date.
     

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