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What's the most you are willing to pay for an iPhone?

  • $999

    Votes: 36 43.4%
  • $1499

    Votes: 25 30.1%
  • $1999

    Votes: 10 12.0%
  • $2499

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • $2999

    Votes: 1 1.2%
  • $3499

    Votes: 11 13.3%

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macrumors G3
May 26, 2016
Whatever Apple decides to charge. I don’t think any consumer smartphone maker will ever put their devices out of my reach.

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macrumors Nehalem
Jul 12, 2016
I’m not totally sure phones will ever reach a $3000 market, and that’s not something I would be willing to pay for a communication tool primarily. It really just depends what somebody values and what they can afford.


macrumors 6502a
Sep 13, 2018
The current prices are about it for me. Even on monthly payments $1100 is still a tough pill for a phone when that's basically what my refurb XPS 13 9360 touchcreen 8th gen i7/16gb/512 SSD cost a few weeks ago.


macrumors 65816
Apr 26, 2017
$500 max (SE price)
I paid $250 for 64GB SE. I don't game and am not glued to my phone all day so I don't see a reason to pay much more than that.
Can't vote on this one. A phone is a phone to me. That's it.
If they do release an X Mini, I'd probably buy it. But not for $999 though. Then I wait.
But that's after not spending much at phones at all. I'm on my 3rd iPhone :p
(Had 4 & 5 and now SE)
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macrumors newbie
Sep 15, 2018
$500 I think is the most I would ever pay for a communication device. The most I have ever paid is $300 for new iPhone 7 in early 2018. The other $700 I used for other things, TV , fire stick .
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macrumors 6502a
Jun 29, 2008
Current price, inflation-adjusted.

I upgraded to the Max from my 6+ because the bezels are gone, but I’m far less than thrilled with the way Apple is handling the larger display.
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macrumors regular
Apr 8, 2008
Realistically I’d pay up to $2000 and I bet a lot of people here would too.
All it would do is slow my upgrade cycle.


macrumors 6502a
Sep 9, 2007
I don't really consider price if the device gives me what I want. Right now all I want is a small, discrete device for phone calls, gps, emails, texts. The SE is just about the closest device to my ideal, though I would be fine if it were smaller.
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macrumors 6502a
Oct 7, 2013
Miami 305
Probably $1200-$1300. Prices don’t really bother me nor do I complain about them. I run a successful business and my iPhone is my go to device. Emails. Calls. Text. Social media. Safari to view customers websites. Waze and google maps for addresses and info. See I use my phone 85% of time of the day for business. If it’s my go to device. Use it for business purposes. Then I don’t care what it cost. The phone value is peanuts versus what the business generates in a year. Yes I know not everybody runs a business from an iPhone but some of us do.
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macrumors Demi-God
Oct 2, 2016
Depends on how much Apple decides to charge for the phone and if I see it worth buying.


macrumors 68020
Mar 27, 2011
I’m willing to pay a carrier device fee of $30-40 per month, as I have been for the past four years without really noticing. The actual service plan is pretty cheap so the device fee doesn’t bother me.


macrumors 65816
May 27, 2006
I don't know that the price is the only thing for me to consider. It's not that I won't pay it, but if we are now living in the price zone of computers, then I will likely begin to move to an upgrade cycle similar to computers. So instead of upgrading yearly, I would move to every 2, 3, or even 4 years. And if I cannot get that kind of life out of the device then I would start looking elsewhere.
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Oct 23, 2013
I paid the $1500 for my 512gb Max, And if it wasn't on the AT&T Next program... I wouldn't.
Apple is getting a little elitist on their prices, and I'm not going to accept the increase every time. I've hit that ceiling, and if I were buying the iPhone outright.. probably $1k max.
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macrumors 68040
Oct 5, 2011
Orange County, California USA
$1249-$1449 for the XS Max 256/512 is what I will tolerate. I plan on keeping this phone 3-4 years. If these phones ever reach the $2000 mark, I am going dumb phone and will be purchasing a flip phone for $19.99 and I am being very serious.
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macrumors 6502
Oct 12, 2015
It all depends on how the different options compare with each other and with what I already have. I paid $849 for my 6S+. I probably would have gotten the XS Max if it was $999. But as it is, I plan on getting the XR, because I don’t think the XS is $250 better for my needs.


macrumors 6502
Mar 9, 2018
Whatever price Apple puts out there, I’m paying. I like their products so far. I’m not hurting either. I’m debt free and smart with my money. Only hard spending I do is on electronics. I make enough as well. Either way, for what a small device does nowadays, that’s the crazy part. The call and text that a phone is suppose to do is not even the highlight anymore. Seems like the price is fair for what it does. Plus, the company has to make money. That’s the point. And as long as consumers buy at the price point, they keep going.
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