John Gruber wants the iPhone X to start at $1500


Carmenia83

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People were paying $1,500 for the Jet Black 7 Plus on craigslist and eBay so they could have one on launch day.
 

Givmeabrek

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Considering the 7+ with AC+ will run you over $1000 the 7s+ will be at least that much. The 8 could easily be $1500. People seem to have no problem taking out all kind of loans to buy a phone so this will just be another $20 a month. Hopefully the price will make it easier to get but I doubt it. I think it will still be backlogged a couple of months. :(
I hate getting up at 3AM but I feel it coming.....
 

joeblow7777

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I'm not a penny-pincher, but if this phone costs $1500 USD (which would probably be $2000 CDN, plus 15% tax) that's a no go for me. No phone is worth that.

And I'm sure I'm not the only person who feels that way. Apple users will clearly pay a lot for quality products but everyone has to draw the line somewhere, and this would be over that line for a lot of people.
 

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I'm not a penny-pincher, but if this phone costs $1500 USD (which would probably be $2000 CDN, plus 15% tax) that's a no go for me. No phone is worth that.

And I'm sure I'm not the only person who feels that way. Apple users will clearly pay a lot for quality products but everyone has to draw the line somewhere, and this would be over that line for a lot of people.

And for those there are the 7s and 7s plus offerings.
 

KeanosMagicHat

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And for those there are the 7s and 7s plus offerings.
This sets a terrible precedent.

For the first several years of iPhones, each year the old models would cascade down a tier and the new model would be introduced, but the price points would remain the same for the different storage options.

Apple even used to make a big thing about it in the presentations, "so you've seen the new iPhone with all of these new, fantastic features but it will be available at the same price of XXX"

I've been in the fortunate position to pick up the top storage flagship device when it's been time to change, but I would always know exactly what I'd be paying during this time period.

In addition, the money I'd make from selling my old iPhone would always easily cover any initial payment on the new one

For the past few years, this model has changed and the prices have marginally increased.

This would take it to a whole new level, however.
 
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joeblow7777

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And for those there are the 7s and 7s plus offerings.
I know. So if Apple wants to go all out and make the "8" unaccessable or at least unjustifiable for most consumers, then good for them. But I hope they don't expect record sales numbers. It would really just be a status symbol.
 
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michael9891

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No way Apple are going to price their flagship device so much higher than the competition. Sure, they'll still sell lots. But not as many as the $1,100 (max) I'm expecting for the 256gb version.
 

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And for those there are the 7s and 7s plus offerings.
I don't want the 7S/7S Plus. It will feature thick ugly bezels and everybody will want the larger screen on the smaller footprint (the iPhone X).

$1500 as a starting price for the new redesigned iPhone is absolute nonsense. It's the dumbest thing Gruber has ever written. (He even said 'or higher'.......yikes.)
 
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hanser

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This sets a terrible precedent.

For the first several years of iPhones, each year the old models would cascade down a tier and the new model would be introduced, but the price points would remain the same for the different storage options.

Apple even used to make a big thing about it in the presentations, "so you've seen the new iPhone with all of these new, fantastic features but it will be available at the same price of XXX"

I've been in the fortunate position to pick up the top storage flagship device when it's been time to change, but I would always know exactly what I'd be paying during this time period.

In addition, the money I'd make from selling my old iPhone would always easily cover any initial payment on the new one

For the past few years, this model has changed and the prices have marginally increased.

This would take it to a whole new level, however.

The 7 and 7 plus would as usual cascade down a tier, and the 7s and 7s plus would take their place, with better processor etc. The "8" would rather be like the Apple watch Edition, for those who want something different. AND with this higher price Apple would solve the problem that the new technologies present in this new model will perhaps not be available in sufficent numbers for all people wanting a new iPHone.
 
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I have an idea on how they can penetrate the chinese market. Make an iPhone 8 "special edition" (insert w/e name in there), make it glossy gold and price it at $10,000. They'll buy it up real fast :D
 

cbreze

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Never heard of Gruber but he said he "hopes" it starts at $1500. Doubtful Apple will do such a thing. The $1100 Apple is talking about for the top end model is pretty out there as it is. Either way makes no diff to me as I'm not getting one and would not pay anywhere near over a grand for any phone anyhew.
 
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Nilhum

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lol. At 1500 a month that would be 70 dollars a month on a loan plan. This guy is a lunatic.

iPhone sales have already started to slow down as the market saturates and the 7 slowed significantly since the 8 is about to come out. People want a different design. The 7S being cheaper won't cut it.