iPhone XS If Apple raises prices by 15% to offset tariffs would you keep buying the iPhone?

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  1. Renho macrumors 68000

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    terrifs could be in place by June 24th, since they started the approval process.

    1.Do you think Apple would pass on the increase to us to offset?
    2. Would you still buy iPhones if prices went up by $150/$200?
    3. Do you think they will just eat the difference and not pass it on to us?
    4. If they did pass on the increase would that see iPhone demand fall beyond repair?
     
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  3. MisterSavage macrumors 6502a

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    Yep. Wouldn't be a big increase to my monthly payment with the upgrade program.
     
  4. Renho thread starter macrumors 68000

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    So your saying with all the billions they “already” make, and already being the most expensive smartphone out there without arguably being the best. You would happily pay it?!
     
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    First off, Apple would not be the only company affected. This might impact how soon I update my 6s Iphone.
     
  6. Renho thread starter macrumors 68000

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    No but it’s already a really expensive device.

    And if rumors hold true you will have to update ur 6 by sept if you want iOS updates. They are supposedly cutting support for the 6 lines and before with iOS 13
     
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    1: Yes
    2: Absolutely!
    3:See my answer to 1.
    4: Not going to happen. Even if the price doubled, it would not push me to an Android device.
     
  8. Renho thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Do you think even more people won’t upgrade and see even more falling sales figure’s?
     
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    I do not see it making a big difference as the chinese products will also be going up in price. The tariffs can work both ways!

    Anytime a price goes up there will be a chance of decreased sales. Android is just not an option for some.
     
  10. noobinator macrumors 603

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    I'd actually give them an extra 20% because I'm such a fanboy.
     
  11. Renho thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I think it kinda has made a difference this past year and they didn’t even have an excuse like this to raise prices. But hey, who knows. The masses may just except it.
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    Lol said no one ever.
     
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    1 Yes
    2 Yes
    3 No
    4 No
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    I don't think they have the most expensive smartphone and I do think they make the best. Yeah, I will pay the increase. Why not. It's not like I'm going to put an Android device in my pocket. As far as I am concerned, apple makes the very best computers, they work so wonderfully together and are a joy to use. I don't find them overpriced at all. A slight increase in price due to trump's financial ignorance doesn't change my opinion about apple at all.
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    Nope it won't make any difference at all.
     
  13. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 604

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    America is probably Apples biggest market and the reason over 40% of the iPhone X’s global sales were supposedly in North America. Raising prices there would be risky but at worst they’ll match European prices which are still fairly popular. Undoubtedly Apple would lose money but they’d still sell enough iPhones for a healthy profit. It’s all about services going forward apparently so I doubt they care if a million or so less people upgrade.
     
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    Of course. Most of bought the last one which wasn't that much of a price jump difference. It won't happen though.
     
  15. Ebok Suspended

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    everyone in this thread totally okay with giving more money to apple just so they can flex on social media, send a few texts and make a few phone calls.
     
  16. Renho thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ya, I guess it depends on the person’s financial situation too.
     
  17. MisterSavage macrumors 6502a

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    Apple didn't start the trade war. I'm very happy with my iPhone.
     
  18. noobinator macrumors 603

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    But I just said it?
     
  19. s15119 macrumors 68000

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    Professional adults use their phones for so much more than that.
     
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    The most widely used iPhone in use is the iPhone 7 though so even professionals don’t necessarily need the latest and greatest.
     
  21. Renho thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I thought it was the 6 line. Which will change soon tho.
     
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    What does a professional need out of a $1200 smartphone every year?
     
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    I think the 6 line is a bit long in the tooth now and I’ve seen it stated the 7 is the most common company phone.
     
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    Prestige :cool:
     

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