iPhone 8 predicted pricing starting at $999. Buy or Pass?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Appurushido, May 12, 2017.

  1. Appurushido macrumors regular

    Sep 28, 2012
    Unit sales are down, so they are upping the price of the phones to compensate for the loss. Unless it's a groundbreaking phone like the leap from 3GS > 4 I will probably give pass on this. Will we see the return of carrier subsidies? Guess only time will tell.
  2. j2ee Suspended


    Apr 21, 2015
    This is one of the reasons why I may just use the 6s plus
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    We don't know if that will be for the regular version, the Plus model or maybe a 3rd higher end option.
    I really doubt they will jump from $650 for the base model to $1000.
    There's more to the story that we're not sure about yet.
    --- Post Merged, May 12, 2017 ---
    I don't think the upgrade from the 3GS to the iPhone was was really groundbreaking at all.
    It looked sleeker but there wasn't such a huge upgrade imo.
  4. bbrks macrumors 65816


    Dec 17, 2013
    Agreed, I would say, if the base model will have 64 GB or even 128 GB, the price for it should be 750 max.
  5. RootBeerMan macrumors 6502a


    Jan 3, 2016
    I think Applejuiced's theory is closer to reality. At $1k I am taking a pass on getting a new iPhone and so will loads of other people. Apple would take a solid hit in the butt on that price point and lose a heck of a lot sales. I just don't see it happening. That price point's too high unless it's a super premium model.
  6. medenblik macrumors regular


    Oct 26, 2014
    I will pay 900 - 950 outright for the 256 IPHONE X (8)
  7. eyedoc2020 macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2015
    I will would be lying if I said I wasn't going to buy it... I will be on the computer placing my preorder as soon as it opens. I am ready to upgrade from my 6s plus.
  8. medenblik macrumors regular


    Oct 26, 2014
    I say the same thing...
  9. myrtlebee macrumors 68020


    Jul 9, 2011
    Baltimore-Washington Metro Area
    I don't understand why anyone thinks the 8 will be the base model. Clearly, a 7S and 7S Plus is likely coming, and the 7S will be the base model new phone. The 8/ Edition will obviously be a high end model as evidenced in part by the starting capacity and other rumors. $999 sounds about right, and to answer the OP, yes I will get it at that price, if I wind up returning my 7 Plus.
  10. Critycal macrumors regular

    Sep 24, 2016
    I would buy it if I lived in the US. But 999 USD is 914,46 EUR. Including the 21% tax will make it 1.106 EUR in The Netherlands. That is way too much...

    I will keep my iPhone 6 or buy the 7(S) if this price is real.
  11. boast macrumors 65816


    Nov 12, 2007
    I assume they will phase the iPhone to the more expensive ones like the iPad where now only the more expensive "Pro" versions get real upgrades.
  12. CTHarrryH macrumors 68000

    Jul 4, 2012
    Depends upon features for it and what "deals" the vendors make.
  13. wproct macrumors 6502


    Dec 4, 2014
    I love to read about the latest and greatest. However, I will happily be using my 6s.
  14. tbayrgs macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2009
    Considering the rumors point to only a smaller version of the 'premium' iPhone, regardless of the price, I won't likely be buying it. I want at least a minimum of 5.5" of usable display, preferably closer to 6". And yes, I'm aware that the total display is supposedly 5.8 but only 5.1-5.2 is usable with the remainder dedicated to some touch bar type interface. Do the same thing in the larger Plus form factor and I'd likely bite but if there is only a smaller premium version, I'll pass.
  15. myrtlebee macrumors 68020


    Jul 9, 2011
    Baltimore-Washington Metro Area
    Hm, good point. Might be something I'd have to consider as well. I would assume you could still watch videos that fill the entire screen though?
  16. mateo124 macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2011
    If it's as incremental of an upgrade as from 6S to the 7, I'll skip it like I did the 7.
  17. darksithpro macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2016
    It would be nice if they could offer a 64gb version and knock off a hundred bucks. That would put it at 899, which is only 50 more than the S8+. IMO 64gb is the sweet spot for a phone these days.
  18. EM2013 macrumors 65816


    Sep 2, 2013
  19. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    To me, 64 GB was the perfect median. And now Apple has it where it's a significant jump from 32 to 128 to 256. Although I currently have a 32 GB and I don't require to use all of that space, but 64 GB was nice to have just in case you needed additional space, but not having too much where you wouldn't use it.

    Believe it or not, I could even survive on 16 GB. But I do appreciate having 32 GB being how photos/videos and software updates consume memory now.
  20. Reno Raines macrumors 65816

    Jul 19, 2015
    For that kind of money I hope it turns out to be the Swiss Army knife of the cell phones.
  21. darksithpro macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2016

    Crazy isn't it? We're walking around with phones that cost upwards of a thousand dollars in our pockets. If we drop it we might be screwed, if we loose it, or it gets stolen we might be screwed. A phone that costs more than most tablets, windows laptops and desktops. Here's a mind boggle for you. If you drive a car, or truck that's over 15 years old and you own a new flagship smartphone, how does it compute, or rationalize to you that your phone holds more monetary value than your vehicle?
  22. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    price doesn't matter to most apple customers though..people will buy it no matter what
  23. d5aqoëp macrumors 6502a


    Feb 9, 2016
    No phone is worth $1000 in any shape or form. I would rather invest that money in equity shares this year.
  24. j2ee Suspended


    Apr 21, 2015
    But finally you will buy it when it is the topic lol
  25. Sunny1990, May 13, 2017
    Last edited: May 13, 2017

    Sunny1990 Suspended


    Feb 13, 2015
    I will buy it anyway,I am totally bored from this 6 series design,and i really need change :).Rumored touch id embedded in the edge to edge OLED display and flushed dual back camera is the most i am excited about this year :D

    Edit :- flushed dual camera like this one


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