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Adelphos33

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It should be considered the "standard" model, like the iPhone 8 was. I believe it will be called the iPhone 9 to emphasize that fact, and it will cost the same as a new 8 does today. The new OLED models are the premium models. The iPhone 7/8 will be considered "budget" models.
 

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It should be considered the "standard" model, like the iPhone 8 was. I believe it will be called the iPhone 9 to emphasize that fact, and it will cost the same as a new 8 does today. The new OLED models are the premium models. The iPhone 7/8 will be considered "budget" models.

Apple doesn’t associate the word ‘budget’ with any iPhone models, with the SE being an ‘Entry’ level iPhone, all their iPhones are premium. That said, obviously the 6.1 LCD iPhone will be introductory iPhone in terms of offering Face ID features at a price point of Approximately $700.00

As for the ‘iPhone 9’ title, I still think it’s very possible Apple just label it the ‘iPhone’ and skip the ‘9’ altogether. Or They may have some other clever moniker attached behind the 6.1 LCD iPhone Title.
 
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craigio85

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It should be considered the "standard" model, like the iPhone 8 was. I believe it will be called the iPhone 9 to emphasize that fact, and it will cost the same as a new 8 does today. The new OLED models are the premium models. The iPhone 7/8 will be considered "budget" models.
Budget is probably a strong word. But in comparison to the two OLED models, the 6.1” looks set to occupy a pricing tier that’s been proven to be attractive to mass audience.

I disagree on the wisdom of that naming system though. I think Apple will have given serious thought to this. There’s no logic in an iPhone 9 that’s newer than an iPhone 10 (albeit one that’s named using numerals)
 

The-Real-Deal82

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Jan 17, 2013
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I think the word ‘budget’ in this instance is just a label given to it among techies because it’ll be the cheapest new option. Out in the general consumer market it will unlikely be thought of as budget due to its reasonably high cost and the fact it’ll be an iPhone. Budget and iPhone don’t really go in the same breath.

The iPhone 7 and 8 will be even cheaper again which is good for those of us that don’t care about not owning 2018 iPhones.
 
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JPack

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It's the low-cost model for 2018. Is it the absolute low-cost model? No.
 
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