iPhone 8 cost when X is released

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by itsanss, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. itsanss macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2017
    So I've done a bit of, admittedly, light research but have turned up no results. I'm curious what ya'll think about the current pricing. I have a 64GB iPhone 6. Been happy with it and all that, but in my thirst for more power and larger storage capacities I'm ready to upgrade. I'm curious though if the iPhone 8 price will drop any when the iPhone X is released.

    What do ya'll think?

  2. Jawnathin macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2009
    I think you may see some better carrier trade in offers or discounts shortly after it launches. Looking like the demand for the 8 has been lower than previous releases. They won't release another phone until next year so the best way to respond to slower sales is through aggressive pricing.

    I am considering cancelling my pre-order and waiting a few weeks to see what happens pricing wise. I'd gladly trade up from my 6S to an 8 or 8+ if the out of pocket cost is reasonable.
  3. bcash97 macrumors newbie


    Jul 29, 2016
    Not from Apple, that's for sure. $849/$949 for 256GB for the 8/8+ isn't that bad. It's a great phone.
  4. adampk17 macrumors member


    Sep 18, 2014
    Seattle Area
  5. isaihtb11 macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2015
    Better odds of getting an iPhone X at 8am on release day without a pre order.
  6. itsanss thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2017
    Thanks for replies. Just was curious. It seems strange to me to release two phones so closely together like this. Apple's never done this before, have they? Been an iPhone user since 2008 and I only ever remember annual releases of new devices.

    Leaning toward getting an iPhone 7 128GB for nearly half the cost. Will still be a hefty upgrade from my current device.
  7. gadget123 macrumors 68020

    Apr 17, 2011
    United Kingdom
    Doubt it as both are new phones the X isn't a successor to the 8 just there to compliment it.
  8. itsanss thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2017
    Gives people options, I guess...

    If Steve were still around he would probably do a promotional thing where if you buy an 8 you can get an X half off :p
  9. pat500000 Suspended


    Jun 3, 2015
    Welcome to Apple. Must be new in Apple environment, I presume?
  10. itsanss thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2017

    Thank you. Quite new. Just recently made the switch from Pineapple.
  11. protoxx macrumors 6502a


    Oct 10, 2013
    2 phones (near identical specs) because of very very constrained oled screen availability.

    Most oled production going to high profit tv screens. oled screens for small devices are very low margin so most production will go elsewhere. Apple doesn't make their own screens. Most oled from Samsung (iirc) so well down pecking order. Maybe in 1-3 years when there are more factories, hopefully greater yields, oled's will become common. But for now limited supplies so only high end/high profit devices.

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