If you had to bet your life on it, change in iPhone X pricing next year or not?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Kendo, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. Kendo macrumors 68020

    Apr 4, 2011
    Since the X is the phone of "tomorrow", is it safe to assume there is a $100 to $200 premium attached to this phone today? Do you think Apple will keep the same $1000 pricing structure next year with the iPhone Xs or do you think it'll be lower?
  2. Goldfrapp, Nov 6, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2017

    Goldfrapp macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
    Apple rarely lowers pricing

    What they will do is give you more features for the same price and call it "lower pricing" like they always do

    iPhone X Plus may take on the pricing of iPhone X though, thus pushing iPhone X to a lower price tier, logically
  3. DNichter macrumors G3


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    I think they will, but the price hasn't been a problem for me at all.
  4. icewolf247 macrumors regular

    May 11, 2015
    I expect the prices to go up as it has every year
  5. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601


    Apr 7, 2012
    I think the same pricing, with a more expensive plus model.
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I do not see how you think Apple would lower the price.o_O

    Will be the same with even high priced X+
  7. Falhófnir macrumors 68040


    Aug 19, 2017
    Hard to say, could depend on how well the X sells at it's current price - if apple think they can get away with offering a model at a $999 price point in perpetuity they probably will. They might lower it by $100 if they want to introduce a plus-size oled phone at $999, they might (unlikely) take the next oled phone down to regular latest model pricing - but really there's little precedent to go on here.
  8. gadgetfreaky macrumors 65816

    Oct 28, 2007
    it depends on the market share for X- if this thing is getting 40% of their total shipments which is highly possible- expect same price or more with additon of plus model for 100 more. it seems to be selling pretty well.

    they'll probably just make the memory more realistic at 128 gb for the base model so you don't have to pay 150 extra for a phone. i.e. a stealth decrease

    Xi 128gb $999
    xi 256 $1150

    Xi 128 + $1099
    xi 256 + $1250
  9. iapplelove macrumors 601


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
    These are my thoughts as well. They will probably sell even more at the same price point next year. And the plus models at least 150 more.
  10. protoxx macrumors 6502a


    Oct 10, 2013
    Why would anyone bet their life on something as frivolous as the price of a cell phone?
  11. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    The iPhone X will see a reduction in price point when the new iteration is announced in 2018. The expected iPhone 'X' Plus will likely see a price increase, similarly to how the iPhone Plus models are more expensive over the 4.7 variants.
  12. Dirtydutch macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2015
    Doubtful since specs will be bumped up in every aspect
  13. MacintoshDan macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2013
    While I think the $999 price point is legitimately insane, I don't see why they would lower it when they are selling very well. I think they will settle back into the normal price ranges as the technology matures and becomes cheaper to manufacturer.
  14. Ryan1524 macrumors 68000


    Apr 9, 2003
    Canada GTA
    X 128 - $899
    X 256 - $999

    X+ 128 - $1149
    X+ 256 - $1249
  15. D.T. macrumors G3


    Sep 15, 2011
    Vilano Beach, FL

    That's not a bad prediction on the storage capacity increase on the $999 model (which keeps the same price).

    I'm going to suggest the larger X will be at least $149, that's the current price difference between iPad Pro models (10.5 vs. 12.9). Given that it's also OLED, it might be as high as $200 (also making it $50 more than the higher priced "lower end" model).
  16. DougFNJ macrumors 65816


    Jan 22, 2008
    $1,000 Plus is not mainstream pricing. I think being new and probable paying more for components to get this out there contributed to the high price. My guess is maybe one more year on the 8/8 Plus design naming that iPhone 9 and same pricing on the X with no Plus next year. The year after the prices come down to increase affordability and demand for mainstream users.
  17. Mabus51 macrumors 65816

    Aug 16, 2007
    Xs or XI whatever they call it will be the same price as the current. The X will be lowered in price as by that time it will be a year old and considered ancient tech by then.
  18. KingslayerG5 Suspended


    Oct 16, 2017
    Considering Note8 and Pixel 2 XL are close to $950, no changes.

    Next year -

    $1000+ - iPhone Xs (or XI)
    $700+ - iPhone X
    $500+ - iPhone 8 / 8 Plus

    The only changes will be my upgrade habits. I don’t need the latest and greatest. I can wait 18-24 months for a price drop. I realized this when I saw people joking on YouTube that they still use an iPhone 4!

    I'm all about practicality. Not showing off. Like Danny Glover in Lethal Weapon, I'm getting too old for this ****. Don't care if my phone is "archaic" or deemed ancient after only 1-2 years by hipsters.

    I admire one of my uncles using a cheap Nokia candybar phone with monochrome screen. Smaller than the 3310. He jokes to us all if it can do Facebook or email? Had it since 2002. Still uses it today. Imagine 15 years and only needing to change the battery twice.

    Phones are becoming like laptops where we don't need the latest and greatest every 1-2 years. They lose 50% of their resell value every year. Some can last 5+ years if you want. You don't want to be a slave to planned obsolescence. Also bad for the environment with all that e-waste.
  19. rayricepudding macrumors member

    Sep 26, 2012
    Actually, the original iPhone launched at $499 (4gb) and $599 (8gb) with a two year contract. The following year (the iPhone 3G) the prices dropped to $199 (8gb) and $299 (16gb). From there, the two lowest price points for new iPhones stayed the same until the iPhone 6S - That's right, just two years ago you could get a brand new iPhone 6S for $199 on a two year contract. Now that the carriers have done away with the two year contract pricing, the phones seem a lot more expensive. However, with my plan, AT&T gives me a $25/month discount for having AT&T next, so if I were to get the $800 iPhone 8, it would end up coming out to the same $200 price that I paid for my 6, 5, 4 and 3G.

    The X is new, with entirely new tech built into it, the development of which was accelerated to hit a fall release date. With increased manufacturing comes economies of scale - the more they make, the less expensive it will become to continue to make more of them. The OLED screens, depth sensor and other new components (especially the stainless steel frame) will all become less expensive to manufacture - probably substantially so. I fully expect the iPhone model replacing the X next year to start at a price point $100-200 lower.

    I also expect the 8 to be the last of the bezeled iPhones. Think about the headache of asking developers to continue to develop for both formats? Won't happen. At some point, Apple will probably release a smaller version of today's X, to replace the SE, and a larger version to replace the plus model. Honestly, getting entirely rid of the existing black bezel around the X would probably make the screen damn near the width of the plus model, so maybe they just do that, rather than even introduce another plus model.
  20. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2006
    I think the X will be lowered by $100-200 with moderate spec bumps, and the X Plus will cost what the X costs now.
  21. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    Why would I bet my life on the price of an iPhone? People so dramatic.
  22. Two Stacks macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2015
    New Orleans
  23. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040


    Apr 20, 2009
    As usual if Apple changes the price of a phone it will go up....
  24. CaTOAGU macrumors 6502a

    Jul 15, 2008
    Manchester, UK
    Tough to say but the original iPhone had its price reduced mid cycle so there's precedent. I do think whatever they do they'll keep a phone at the iPhone 8s price point.
  25. Goldfrapp macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
    I said rarely, not never

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