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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by 1981d, Nov 30, 2017.
Just curious how different people approach this purchase, both now and in the future.
The Way I justify a price point for an iPhone, is being how much use I actually get out of it every single day that conveniences me with communication, work related purposes and overall accessibility to other sources. It's the one piece of tech that I would be willing to spend A higher dollar amount if the newest iPhone met all my expectations.
I keep my iPhone for several years (I am still using my iPhone 5s). So I have no problem paying over $1000, but 1400+ is too much.
Cost of new tech always seems to go up...
It's hard to see that the latest and greatest from any manufacturer will ever be cheaper than it is today.
Therefore, if I personally think that the new product is worth my money, I will buy it. If it isn't worth my money, I won't buy it.
I fine with $1400 for future iPhones... for sure not an iPhone X though. Prices of iPhones are just going up. Not surprised to be spending $1400 in 2-4 years for an iPhone.
I will bet that a larger OLED screened iPhone X+ will cost more!
I’ve upgraded annually but I will start looking at every other year now I think.
It’s not that I can’t afford them, but they are becoming a bit of a joke and the functionality jumps aren’t anywhere near as high year in year out.
I feel you there, my issue is that there are so many other great options are much better price points. If $1000+ was the cost of a great phone then I'd be all for it but its not. There are cheaper alternatives that do 98% of the same stuff which makes the price too much for me to stomach.
It's even something if Apple was the only one on the block with the newest technology but they aren't and there are others who have had same or similar tech for longer and it comes at a better price. IMO, the Note 8 is a better device and it's still cheaper than the X.
This pretty much. My phone is used daily for a variety of things, so for the roughly price of a cup of coffee a week to have the newest I can justify that. Providing it does what I need it to do. This year I got a $300 gift card to upgrade, so that's a bonus too!
sooner or later ATT and others will bring 5G to my area. Dont know how this will effect my iPhone needs.
I’ll be honest when I saw the $1000 price marker I began seriously looking at Samsung S9+ before it’s release, learning QUITE a bit about android OS, because I felt $900 was my price break, personally I did not want to pay $1000 for a phone.
However not being able to make the jump to Samsung bloatware layered on android OS and not fully satisfied with the Pixel 2XL overall I took the $1000 plunge. After Applecare and a Mophie fast charger I was $1260 in, before tax.
I just couldn’t live with an LCD model when I knew I could have OLED finally and that difference between the 8+, though painstaking, was worth it “to me”. I only say this because I plan on keeping this for at least two years easily or more so I can get my moneys worth.
So I voted $1000-$1300 against my moral judgment on how much I should pay for a phone because that’s what happened despite what should have.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the X’s new innovative UI, Face ID, A11 chip and quality materials used to build it, albeit at a $100 premium. I actually might stick with Apple in 2 years again IF the then upcoming, less expensive, Pixel 5XL doesn’t impresses me.
Except for TVs, which are stupid cheap.
On the same exact week I got my wife her 5.8" X, I got a 70" lg 4k TV. Both purchases were $999 plus tax. How the hell is a 70" TV (on sale from $1500) the same price as a phone. A 256gb x would have been an additional $150. Just boggles my mind how a NICE 55" TV costs less than a used iphone 7 plus lol.
I’ll pay up to $1000 for an iPhone X plus if it has split view. Rumors are the manufacturing costs will decrease, so that might happen.
Yeah, but your TV doesn’t surf the net, take pictures / selfies, shoot 4K Video @60FPS, face time, text, stream, flashlight, calculator, play music, run apps, or answer/make phone calls that fits your pocket, it’s just a TV.
But it's got YouTube. That's all my kids need lol
I voted $300-$600 as I have and love my SE. I also have an 8 but I usually have a phone I sell which brings down the cost of the new phone a lot. If I had to I could stomach up to $750 but not anymore than that.
It really depends what I want from the iPhone. I do think for some that upgrade annually anyway, I’m not really willing to spend a ridiculous amount of money for a phone, but it generally matters what the phone has to offer in terms of hardware before I consider upgrading.