What is the future of the $699/$799 iPhone?

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  1. Adelphos33 macrumors 6502a

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    The iPhone 8 shows Apple is interested in keeping an iPhone at that price point. What will $699/$799 new iPhones look like going forward?
     
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    Maybe the SE.
     
  6. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    They are phones that age as the newer iPhones supersede. Eventually, like all iPhone models, they will be phased out of the line up and the next iPhone takes its place. The iPhone 7 and 8 will likely be discounted as usual next year and move down the line when the 2018 iPhones are announced.
     
  7. Jimmy James macrumors 601

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    The current state of performance doesn't require me to buy a new release phone any longer. I'm now happy with one or two year old hardware at a really great price.
     
  8. Adelphos33 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The point is that Apple made a new model (iPhone 8) at the old high end price point and introduced a new higher price point phone (iPhone X). Do we think Apple will make another "new" iPhone in 2018 at the $699/$799 price or will it just be a discounted iPhone X?
     
  9. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I was just commenting on the degradation of pricing with iPhones. I don't see Apple manufacturing another iPhone similar to the iPhone 8. The iPhone 7 and 8 will be in the line up for another year. But the SE will be the only other iPhone to retain the cheaper entry level price point.
     
  10. JPack macrumors 68040

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    Tepid response to the iPhone 8 is a signal Apple needs more innovation at the $699/$799 price point. Future models will likely have larger displays and higher PPI.

    I don't think the X will move to the $699/$799 slot. That's where the rumored 6" TFT LCD model comes into play.
     

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