How much will the new iPhone 7 (and 7+) cost? $699 for 32gb base model? 128gb for $849?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hal~9000, Sep 3, 2016.


How much will the iPhone 7 / 7+ cost?

  1. (7 32gb) $649 (7 128gb) $749 (7+ 32gb) $749 (7+ 128gb) $849

    24 vote(s)
  2. (7 32gb) $699 (7 128gb) $799 (7+ 32gb) $799 (7+ 128gb) $899

    4 vote(s)
  3. (7 32gb) $699 (7 128gb) $849 (7+ 32gb) $799 (7+ 128gb) $949

    5 vote(s)
  4. (7 32gb) $649 (7 128gb) $799 (7+ 32gb) $749 (7+ 128gb) $899

    1 vote(s)
  1. Hal~9000, Sep 3, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2016

    Hal~9000 macrumors 68000


    Sep 13, 2014
    I would assume since 32gb will be the new base model, that Apple will look to pad their profit margins by making the iPhone 7 start at $699.

    You saw Samsung do that recently with the Galaxy S7 (32gb base but price increase up to $699) and Apple doing the same with the iPad Pro (32gb base but price increase to $599)...should we expect similar type storage / price increases for the iPhone 7 and 7+?

    And beyond just the 32gb model, how much is the next tier up (128gb) going to cost? $100 or $150 more?

    Of course, whatever prices the iPhone 7 is, one would assume the 7+ will be $100 more on each configuration (32gb = 799, 128gb = $949).

    Thanks for your input :)

    ***Disclaimer: Yes, we know nothing is official until Apple announces it. Still doesn't mean I'm not curious and would like to hear your thoughts.
  2. mlody macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2012
    Windy City
    They had been milking people with the 16gb based for years. The SSD/flash storage is getting cheaper by a day.

    By now, the difference between 16Gb and 32Gb module is probably $1-2. If Samsung can sell 256GB 850 Pro SSD drive for less than $40 more than 128Gb and still make money, I bet Apple gets even better deal. I would not be surprised if they only pay $10-15 more for 256Gb module vs. 128Gb, so the question is how much of a jack asses they will be when pricing these models.
  3. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    I firmly believe that this year (widely considered to be a relatively minor spec bump) the prices will remain unchanged. If next year we see many of the rumored improvements, I think a minor price bump would be much more "justifiable."
  4. Hal~9000 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Sep 13, 2014
    I agree... so how big of a jack ass do you think they will be pricing wise? :)

    Somehow I think Apple is much too greedy for that ;)

    Why pass up a great opportunity to raise profit margins significantly while the public will think it's somehow justified? ("Dammit Edna, they increased the prices! :mad: but wait... they increased the storage, I guess that's why there's a price increase. Never mind").
  5. trifid macrumors 68000


    May 10, 2011
    Apple can't get too greedy on this release, everything points to a very weak release, the mainstream market will see it as the iPhone without headphone jack and forget anything else. I suspect it'll stay at current price brackets, and heck it should probably be even less taking into consideration the iPhone SE pricing.
  6. Spink10 Suspended


    Nov 3, 2011
    Weak release? I think not. They always sell phones...

    I guess it all depends on the expectation or comparison your making...but they will sell millions and make billions. Weak?
  7. trifid macrumors 68000


    May 10, 2011
    All the cool rumors about great features are for next year's release not this year, that's why it seems weak. And we are seeing Apple getting too complacent, if you remember a few iPhone generations ago Apple was leading by far and everyone was always trying to catch up. Now Apple is the one behind trying to catch up.
  8. r3m1 macrumors regular


    Apr 7, 2012
    I think the 7+ 256GB version will be squarely above $1200,=

    The prices for the plus model will go up on the top end models.
  9. Hal~9000 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Sep 13, 2014
    Good lawd that's a lot of money! :eek:

    Dunno if I'll ever need more than 32gb since I keep my phone tidy via transferring what I don't need on their off to my MacBook Air. 256gb on a phone seems like a bit of overkill (even though there are people out there who will still buy it).
  10. recoil80 macrumors 68020

    Jul 16, 2014
    That's a good question.
    I believe they're going to adopt the same storage tiers of iPad pro, so 32 128 and 256GB, but I'm not sure about prices.
    For iPad pro they charge $150 for each tier, so the top model costs $300 more than the base one.
    I wonder if they'll keep current prices for iPhones and charge $100 for each tier or if they'll adopt the same as iPad and for the first time charge $150.
    Starting with 32GB will make customers happy and the base model will be more appealing to them.
    But I think most customers who are now on the 64GB tier won't go back to a smaller storage, and will be forced to spend $50 more to get the second tier. On the other hand I guess many people who now have 128GB will keep this value and save $50, but I guess the second tier is way more popular than the third one, so more $$$ for Apple. Besides, some customers will buy the biggest tier no matter what, and spend $100 more for that.

    I live in Europe, here the storage tier of iPad pro are charged $200, so the second tier would cost $100 more and iPhone would become really expensive so I hope they'll keep charging $100 for the storage upgrade as usual.
  11. Wowereit macrumors 6502a

    Feb 1, 2016
    Actually 32 GB of high bandwidth flash storage are cheaper than 16 GB.
    Doesn't sound right, but nearly all 16 GB models of other manufacturers are using cheap eMMC storage.
    Only flagships or at least upper mid-range phones are using the faster SSDs and they are usually starting with 32 GB base models, so we are talking much higher quantities there.
  12. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Agreed, I also think prices will remain unchanged.
  13. BeeGood macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2013
    Lot 23E. Somewhere in Georgia.
    Apple will definitely sell millions of units like they always do, but the fact remains that this is widely regarded as one of the least anticipated iPhone releases ever. Jacking the price up when everyone is already "meh" about buying would be a huge mistake IMO.
  14. noobinator macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2009
    Pasadena, CA
    I don't think Apple will change pricing at this time.
  15. urkel, Sep 6, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2016

    urkel macrumors 68030

    Nov 3, 2008
    Based on iPad Pro pricing then the low end users benefit from a 32GB starting point but the middle tier ends up paying $50 more for 128GB of storage they may not be asking for.

    iPhone 6S+
    $750 - 16GB (too little)
    $850 - 64GB (just right)

    iPad Pro 9.7
    $600 - 32GB (yay!)
    $750 - 128GB (um... wait a minute, I don't need that much)

    iPhone 7 Plus
    $750 - 32GB
    $900 - 128GB ($50 more for the middle tier)
    $1000 - 256GB (The $1000 iPhone. Whoa.)
  16. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    My guess:

    7 32GB: $649
    7 128GB: $799
    7 256GB: $949

    7+ 32GB: $749
    7+ 128GB: $899
    7+ 256GB: $1049
  17. tkukoc macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2014
    Wish I Was In Space!
    Wouldn't shock me if they jacked the prices up, each one would be over a grand other then the 32gb.
  18. techiebug macrumors 6502a

    Oct 20, 2013
    One think I'm sure is the 128gb won't be $100 more than the 32gb. It's gonna be $150 more
  19. kazmac macrumors 603


    Mar 24, 2010
    On the silver scream
    I hope they don't jack up the price of the + another $50...but we'll see tomorrow. If they do, not sure whether or not I will upgrade.
  20. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    This right here. I've been guessing this for about a month now. It will line up with iPad Pro price points.
  21. mended macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2011
    So with 2 year contract, I think the 7 32gb is going to be at 200 dollars and the 7 128gb is going to be 300 dollars. quote me if y'all agree :D
  22. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    There are no 2 year contracts, so no.
  23. mended macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2011
    I am out of the loop then.
  24. comptr macrumors 68000

    Oct 25, 2007
    Sprint & Verizon still offer 2 year contracts for current customers.
  25. Hal~9000 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Sep 13, 2014
    Damn, left that option out of the poll choices. My bad :oops:

    Good catch though. Seems as likely as any of the other choices. I went ahead and added it to the poll as a choice along with the ability to change ones vote.

    As stingy as Apple is on memory with their products I don't think theres any way a +96gb of memory (from 32gb ->128gb) would be anything less than a $150 upgrade cost.

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