The true cost of an iPhone X

gentleman00

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Assuming you order the 256 GB iPhone X at $1149, throw in AppleCare for $269, a A solid case for $50, and a wireless charger for $60, you are looking at minimum $1500.00. So the $999 price tag is simply a starting point.
 

Shirasaki

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Yeah.
But, there is iPhone 8 series.
And, iPhone X is not a must for many people nonetheless. For those who don’t need it, the cost is 0. ;)
 

dmx

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Assuming you order the 256 GB iPhone X at $1149, throw in AppleCare for $269, a A solid case for $50, and a wireless charger for $60, you are looking at minimum $1500.00. So the $999 price tag is simply a starting point.
256gb - optional (iCloud + 64gb is adequate for 99% of people)
applecare - optional
solid case - $15 on amazon
wireless charger - optional

Some people spend their extra money on Starbucks, cigarettes, or alcohol. You don't see people complaining or being snarky to them. A buck or two a day for a phone is affordable in comparison to many peoples spending habits.
 

mattopotamus

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AC+ is $199

My actual total for the 256gb with AC+ after taxes was $1428.23

My cats vet bill this weekend....$1700 =|

Pro tip, don’t put Lilly’s in your house if you have cats.
 

OneMike

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That’s the true cost of an iPhone X with Applecare, an expensive case and wireless charger.

I got my X for $999, case for $9.99. Not doing Applecare and already had a wireless charger.
 

bambooshots

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Only additional cost for me in addition to the 1149 256GB model was a 39 dollar case.

I didn't get nor do i need to get all the accessories you mentioned.
 

mattopotamus

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Why? Because some are complaining about the $999 price tag without considering additional costs.
I think everyone is fully aware that tax comes along with buying the phone everything else is optional. Personally, I’m not buying a wireless charger until the Apple one comes out. There is no reason to buy one now and one in a few months for me personally.
 

CatalinApple

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That’s the true cost of an iPhone X with Applecare, an expensive case and wireless charger.

I got my X for $999, case for $9.99. Not doing Applecare and already had a wireless charger.
I am looking for a wireless charger too. Which one did you end up buying?

AC+ is $199

My actual total for the 256gb with AC+ after taxes was $1428.23

My cats vet bill this weekend....$1700 =|

Pro tip, don’t put Lilly’s in your house if you have cats.
What happened to your cat? Now seriously I never paid so much for the vet bills and I live in Europe. This is ridiculous.
 

gentleman00

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I think everyone is fully aware that tax comes along with buying the phone everything else is optional. Personally, I’m not buying a wireless charger until the Apple one comes out. There is no reason to buy one now and one in a few months for me personally.
I didn't take into account sales tax in other states. I reside in Oregon, we don't pay sales tax. So in other states with a sales tax the cost could reach upward of $1600 or $1650.
 

mattopotamus

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I didn't take into account sales tax in other states. I reside in Oregon, we don't pay sales tax. So in other states with a sales tax the cost could reach upward of $1600 or $1650.
Where did you get your AC+ cost from? It’s $199
 

gpoop

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That’s the true cost of an iPhone X with Applecare, an expensive case and wireless charger.

I got my X for $999, case for $9.99. Not doing Applecare and already had a wireless charger.

Not to mention you don't need a wireless charger so on a personal level I saved even more. lol
 
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