iPhone XS Max Do you think Apple will lower the price of the iPhone 11 at launch this year?

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  1. Renho macrumors 68000

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    Since Apple is seeing a 30% decrease in new sales of the iPhone worldwide and 30% slump in a China. Do you think they will come with a better pricing strategy or keep the same price as the 10S or even raise the prices from last year?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    No, but I do think they may off lower cost models in addition to the 11
     
  3. russell_314 macrumors 6502

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    The prices will be the same while the phones will be improved. Not higher but not lower.
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    Are you talking about the new XR, the SE2, or a completely new version of the 11? 11e to copy Samsung? That would be funny
     
  4. Falhófnir macrumors 68040

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    Not likely, though I think its possible the Xs/Max stay around at reduced prices - perhaps with reduced 32/128GB storage tiers.
     
  5. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    No.

    Sales are slowing down of course, but Apple also knows that people on older phones are looking to upgrade. The pricing is reflecting the fact that people are upgrading slower.

    Those who don't want to pay that won't buy. But there are still plenty enough that will.
     
  6. russell_314 macrumors 6502

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    I don't even see that happening. At least not in the USA because it would cannibalize on iPhone XS(2) and XR(2) sales if they priced it at even $750.
     
  7. FFR macrumors 601

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    No, apple doesn’t have any reason to.

    In fact I expect apple to increase its top tier storage and with it, its price. The 1tb iPhone Xl Max with nvme based storage undoubtedly will cost more than the 512gb Xs max.

    Apple is actually doing very well when compared to other android oems in the smartphone segment.

    For example, Samsung mobile had a 40% decline in revenue during the s10’s launch period. If apple had its 30% slump during the 2018 iPhone launch quarter, I could see them lowering prices in 2019.
     
  8. Falhófnir macrumors 68040

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    I think it's possible on the basis that it could also cannibalise the other way too - get some people to pony up a bit more for the XS over the XR(2?). MCK suggested some internal 'upgrades' to the XS in an earlier rumour, which I interpret as maybe crossed wires on Apple making versions with 32/128GB storage to help cut the price by $150. Starting at $849, the XS might look quite tempting for $100 more than the XR?

    See link
     
  9. Count Blah macrumors 68040

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    Lol


    Oh wait, were you serious?!?!?


    But I could see an SE 2 type approach, in an iPhone 6/6s/7/8 form factor, that would be priced ‘less expensively’ for an Apple phone. Lord knows they have enough of those cases lying around their Chinese manufacturing plants.
     
  10. naturalstar macrumors 6502a

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    My prediction:

    If the camera improvement rumors are true, then I see a $100 price bump for the XI models.

    The XS/Xs Max/Xr will all drop by $100.
     
  11. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    Think it will stay the same and not increase....can’t see it being lower though to be honest.
     
  12. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    I don't see lowering of the prices of the new iphones, but maybe they'll increase trade in values of older iphones to entire upgrading, similar to what they did this past year.
     
  13. Krayzkat, May 4, 2019
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    Hubris will force Apple to continue to increase prices again. Some people will pay it. Some people will hold out and continue to use their old phone for one more year (again). Android phones will continue to look more attractive.
     
  14. Wide opeN macrumors 65816

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    Another poster answered best in another thread. I think prices will remain the same (no way to put that horse back in the barn, if they ever at a future time wanted to revisit such said pricing) but with more value adds in the form of storage options, features, cameras, etc...

    I don't think there is any turning back for $1000 flagship phones sadly. Apple is playing the margins game now more than ever before.
     
  15. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 604

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    That only really works if people upgrade through Apple but in my experience very few people do when carriers offer much better deals.
     
  16. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Tim Cook already commented on what they likely are planning to do, he mentioned back in January that they will focus on store services/payment plans for iPhones and the trade-in values for older models, it’s not Apples M.O. to ‘just lower the prices’ for the iPhone 11. Not when they have the XR as a secondary option for $750.

    https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2019/01/03...get-more-people-to-upgrade-their-iphones.html
     
  17. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    You will probably see it across the board, at Apple and through the carriers. Apple will in general offer more on trade ins.
     
  18. Adam Warlock macrumors regular

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    I hope Apple raises prices another $100-300 or more and keep doing so every year until sales fall off a cliff. (And there are eight cameras on the back of the iPhone plus three more on the front for good measure.) At that point hopefully Cook & co. will be ousted and we can return a modicum of sanity to the company and--who knows?--maybe even a good product for a fair price.
     
  19. maerz001, May 5, 2019
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    maerz001 macrumors 65816

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    Well the 30% was YOY not since the XS launch. considering Apple has a monopoly on iOS I see it quite serious.

    For a product which makes 2/3 of a company’s revenue this is getting interesting.

    While Samsung wasn’t doing great Huawei had 40% growth. Now 3 big China companies left Apple behind.

    If this isn’t enough reason I don’t know how deep you wanna see sales to drop?
     
  20. Renho thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That would be a good idea. Lower tier storages at least if not reduced.
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    All of the above, needs to come down. $750 really isn’t a “cheap model” lol
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    Well they are trying by offering discounts and top money for buy backs more than any other 3rd party phone buyers. So if doing all that gets results why not just price a little lower and not have to scramble later on. $1500 is too much! $850 is a lot too.(XR plus tax)
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    Right, the only way Apple hasn’t seen a bigger drop off in sales is Huawei can’t sell in the USA. Oh man would Apple be in a jam if that happened. They probably started the rumore that their phones spy on us.. lol
     
  21. Ebok Suspended

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    Apple will reduce prices by $100.

    11 899
    11 max 999
     
  22. pika2000 macrumors 601

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    Ideally, I wish for a $100 price drop, so starting price will be $899. Apple actually did this sometimes with some Macs, where the starting price is less than last generation. Right now, the gap between $749 (XR starting price) and $999 (XS starting price)is just too wide.

    However, most of the times, Apple prefer adding more value than dropping the price. Maybe we’ll see same $999 price but starting with 128GB storage?

    In the end, the premium flagships are no longer interesting to me as with such prices, you can dump whatever tech you want. The more interesting market is the mid-range/premium mid-range where there’s a challenge to keep as much flagship features as you can within a constraint price point. So I’m more interested in how Apple will update the next XR, or the 2020 “SE”.
     
  23. borntrouble macrumors 6502

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    Same price tags.
    18w fast charger in the box.
    128 GB base model.
     
  24. aakshey macrumors 68000

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    Why not allow Huawei to sell in USA with warranty and all? I am sure Apple would enjoy that!
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    Add 40% better battery life and I will probably bite.
     
  25. Renho thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The government blocked them for suspicion’s of spying on America/Americans with their technology. Even tho every other country has allowed it. The owner of Huawei use to be in the military over there...
     

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