iPhone 7(+) Will Apple still sell iPhone 7 after iPhone 11 announcement?

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  1. LovingTeddy macrumors 68000

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    My mother is still carrying his 6, the battery is kind dying. My mother does not want anything expensive, so I think I am going with iPhone 7 for her. Thinking it will be in discount after the announcement. Would Apple keep selling iPhone 7 as entry level iPhone or it will drop iPhone 7 and make iPhone 8 as entry level. I feel that with iPhone 8, it will be too expensive for my mother’s taste. She is looking for something around 400CAD.
     
  2. Shirasaki macrumors G3

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    You should pick android device instead. Apple will never drop their oldest generation iPhone price to below 400 CAD, even for baseline model.

    And, iPhone 8 will more than likely be the last model Apple is selling after iPhone 11.
     
  3. LovingTeddy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    There are few refurbished or reconditioned iPhone 7 on the market. Canadacomputer is selling for 349CAD. I feel little bit uncertain about refurbished or reconditioned iPhone. But heck, I will give a try if Apple drops iPhone 7.
     
  4. wproct macrumors 6502

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    My only question is whether she experiences any arthritis issues in her hands? My wife and I are in our mid to upper 70's and we recently upgraded our 6s Iphones with 8 Iphones. We did it because of the size of the phone and lower cost. I also wanted to stay with the home button phones. What I didn't realize was how much stiffer in operation the haptic home buttons were on the 7-8 series. My arthritis is really raising it's ugly head in my hands, and it is really bothering me. Really wish we had bought the XR instead.
     
  5. JPack macrumors 601

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    iPhone 7 with discount pricing would likely be available from carriers only, similar to iPhone 6s for a period of time after September 2018.
     
  6. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    That's right. Apple might not officially sell them anymore, but all stock won't disappear off the face of the Earth. Carrier and other retail stores will likely be selling off units at a discount to clear stock.
     
  7. LovingTeddy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I brought iPhone 6S a while ago at Costco, as I need a phone for temporary use. My mother in law came to Canada and need a Canadian phone. To my surprise it was manufactured March this year.

    I would think Apple will continue manufacture iPhone 7 and sell through various channel.

    Good. I will go to different carrier to check out.

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    I don’t think they do. They are in their late 50th.

    I would suggest you enable assistive touch. So that might help you
     

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  8. AustinIllini macrumors demi-goddess

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    Get the ones from the Apple refurb store. Get Apple Care. Low risk.
     
  9. LovingTeddy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Unfortunately, Apple does not sell refurbished iPhone directly to Canada. Unless I am using third party delivery companies (which Apple will delivery to a predetermined address, and then delivery company will send the item to Canada). I do not feel comfortable doing so.
     
  10. AustinIllini macrumors demi-goddess

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    Wasn't aware of that. sorry about that.

    I would definitely consider Swappa. That's where I got my Max from. $800. not too bad.
     
  11. Sellatease macrumors newbie

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    I think you should go for the refurbished iPhone 7 or a neatly used iPhone. That will reduce cost and it's also pocket friendly.

    But you have to be careful not to buy a faulty iPhone. You should run a thorough test on it before paying for it.
     
  12. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I’d say it will be slashed from the iPhone lineup. Consolidation is a good thing, and iPhone 8 will be the true ‘entry-level’ phone with a discounted price.
     
  13. kevink2 macrumors 65816

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    I suspect the 7 will take the place of the 6s on the inexpensive prepaid market (<$200, locked for a year). The SE was in this market before the 6s.
     
  14. Falhófnir macrumors 68040

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    If they follow their usual pattern, it will be the new 'XIR' for $749, the XR for $649, the 8/+ for $449/$569 and the 7 will be discontinued from Apple's own lineup but will continue to be made and sold through third party retailers only (including cellular carriers)
     
  15. ftaok macrumors 603

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    If the phone is still ok except for the battery, why not just replace the battery? It's $50 in the US (I'm too lazy to check the Canadian Apple website).

    Unless she needs a newer iPhone to take advantage of the newest features, the 6 is still an OK phone.
     
  16. oVerboost macrumors 6502a

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    As mentioned, get a new battery in it and keep using it.
     
  17. LovingTeddy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    My mother went to Apple Store today for battery change. Thanks all
     
  18. iOZZY macrumors regular

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    Amazon UK sell brand new stock from the 6s onwards.

    I’ve just replaced my 6 Plus with a 6s Plus and noted the 6s was manufactured week 9 2019.
     
  19. LovingTeddy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Amazon Canada does not sell brand new iPhones, LOL. Every time I look at Amazon Canada, I feel lots of things are missing under Amazon Canada. Maybe because we have such small population?
     
  20. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Population has nothing to do with Amazons limitations in Canada, restrictions on what Amazon can post/sell is governed by Canadas regulations for trade goods/distribution.
     
  21. Jar Jar Abrams macrumors newbie

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    Your mother needs to stop carrying his 6, it’s time her son you stopped buying her the equivalent of “hand me downs” the 7 is 4 years old, buy him a XR. Mothers are the greatest and deserve the best so buy him the best.
    Ipads are a different story, my mum is using my generation 1 iPad from 2010, mums don’t deserve the best iPads or sons ....
     

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