iPhone XR Trade War iPhone Prices

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Olympic1L19, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. Olympic1L19 macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2019
    I read somewhere that the tariffs go into effect on September 1st and Apple will more than likely pass the cost onto the consumer. Is this true? I was planning on picking up an XR today to avoid the rise in price. How much do you think they'll raise it? $50? $100?

    I know the price is going to drop soon either way but my phone is falling apart and it's a crappy Alcatel 7 (Google it if you're morbidly curious)

    Should I wait?
  2. ruslan120 macrumors 6502


    Jul 12, 2009
    There's always eBay and private sellers for the iPhone, as well as new ones coming out soon. I would wait.
  3. JPack macrumors 601


    Mar 27, 2017
    The differences between XR and 11R are not insignificant. Even with a price increase, it may be worth waiting for the 11R.
  4. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    No rumours are Apple will pay the difference
  5. Olympic1L19 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2019
    I think that's what Im gonna do. I just don't really care for that unsightly camera..
  6. now i see it, Aug 7, 2019
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2019

    now i see it macrumors 68040

    Jan 2, 2002
    Since the XR is the budget iphone, the next model will be essentially the same with minor differences. Maybe it'll get another lens - whoop dee doo.
    If you buy a XR now, you can keep it on very stable iOS 12.4. If you buy the 11R in September, it'll come with buggy brand new iOS 13 already installed. So although the hardware will be a little newer, the OS will be worse for several months until it gets ironed out... so you'll have to suffer through what amounts to beta software with your brand new 11R whereas if you get the XR now you'll be home free with solid software.

    Get the XR now
  7. Olympic1L19 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2019
    So it won't have that ugly new camera?
  8. JPack macrumors 601


    Mar 27, 2017
    All models will get the square camera bump.

    11R will have 4GB RAM, which is important if you keep the phone a long time.

    • Telephoto lens
    • Improved Face ID
    • Gigabit LTE
    • Improved Taptic Engine
  9. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

    Oct 5, 2011
    Orange County, California USA
    I wonder if the balance of inventory on both the XS and XS Max will be hit with tariffs. I was hoping to pickup an XS at Apple as soon as it goes on sale when the Xi's gets release.
  10. AustinIllini macrumors demi-goddess


    Oct 20, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Apple will likely absorb the tariffs. They have the cash to survive for a while and to politically maneuver around tariffs with increased prices would probably hurt sales and damage consumer trust.
  11. Renho macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2014
    SR, CA
    i heard prices for the 11 are staying the same as 10s. Since they had a 11.8% decrease in sales compared to last year they wont raise the prices specially since this year wont be a big upgrade. The problem with getting a new phone from now till 2020 release is the resale value will take a hit as soon as 5g handset becomes available.... So if you can, hold onto whatever you have till next year. Or get a used 7 till next year.
  12. janeauburn macrumors 6502a


    Nov 22, 2015
    Trade wars are easy to win. I heard that from a very stable genius.

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