Will you pay 1k + for the new iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jlseattle, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. jlseattle macrumors 6502

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    There was an article on CNBC.com discussing whether people would be willing to pay 1k+ for the new iPhone. Generally people wouldn't. Everyone on average wants to pay 500-600 for an iPhone.

    BUT as Mac enthusiasts and sometimes early adopters, would you pay 1k+ for the new iPhone?

    I'm thinking that the all front touch screen, 128gb memory, and without accessories will be 1k. BUT the premium model with 256 gb memory and accessories (case) will put you at closer to 1,256.

    Are you willing to pay that? I'm trying to budget and figure this question out myself. I did just buy the iPad Pro and am only using it as an iPad (but occasionally using it as a laptop'ish device).

    Thoughts, feelings, emotions? What price would be too high? What price would make you buy one outright?

    I'm thinking 1k puts it in the right spot for me on the 256gb memory and a case. But if its 1200 for a case and memory, I'm going to rethink it. I do want more than 128gb of memory. I currently have iPhone 6 at 64gb of memory and always out of space with music. :(
     
  2. ForumChick macrumors member

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    Hell no
    Just no
    If u have that much a mbp is a better use of that type of money
     
  3. medenblik macrumors regular

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    LoveToMacRumors macrumors 65816

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    Lmao, ill buy lucky if i don't go over $1500 CDN.

    999 US, thats already cdn 1300. With apple care and a 15% tax I'm looking at 1500+
     
  5. michael9891 macrumors 6502

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    Why is it a better use of money if you want a great portable phone and not a laptop? Can't compare the two.
     
  6. ForumChick macrumors member

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    You can get a great portable phone for less that 800(s8, one+5)
     
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    Why are so many here hung up on whether or not others like a phone or will purchase a phone at x amount?

    How about making a decision for yourself based on your own needs, wants, and financial ability? That makes a lot more sense than asking complete strangers (who have different needs, wants, preferences and financial ability) at what point they would purchase the new phone.
     
  9. michael9891 macrumors 6502

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    I don't want an android phone. I want one running iOS, superior to my 7+.
     
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    Next month on macrumors will be total war and I'll be under the bunkers
     
  11. Coconut_one macrumors newbie

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    Hell NO
    iPhone 8 £1000 uk price
    iPhone 8 case another £30
    Sim only contract unlimited data 12 months with three £28
    £1366 first year too much money
     
  12. Dave245 macrumors 68040

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    Yes, I paid £820 for my 7Plus 128GB. Considering that the upgrade is going to be big I don't paying out £1000 for it.
     
  13. cbreze macrumors 6502

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    My purchases are based on the value I receive for the dollars spent. So no, not enough value received for $$$ spent. My 7 still has lots of mileage left in it. Maybe in another year, or not.
     
  14. Relentless Power macrumors G4

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    I think others ask not necessarily looking for guidance or direction specifically what they should purchase, but more so to see who else is willing to spend that type of money for a phone and or why someone would want to spend that type of money for what reaons.

    Figuratively speaking, there are those will never pay that much for a phone no matter what technology Is incorporated and then there are those who will sacrifice money at no cost to have the latest device from Apple.
     
  15. Infiniverse48 macrumors 6502

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    The iPhone has to start at or below $999. Few people will pay that much or more for an iPhone and Apple knows they have to start below the $1,000 psychological barrier.

    64GB - $969 or $999
    256GB - $1,149 or $1,169
     
  16. Donfor39 macrumors 6502a

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    1k no which is one reason I’ve upgraded to SE recently.

    NFC was my fav feature past 3yrs.
     
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    How do you find three's network? Thinking of moving to them....heard conflicting stories
     
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    If i like it then yep i will over £1000 for the flagship model
     
  21. lexvo macrumors 65816

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    Yes, if I think I get good value for my money.
     
  22. MDMachiavelli macrumors regular

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    I don't like to speak in absolutes but I can't see a situation where I would pay 1K + for an iPhone......
     
  23. Coconut_one macrumors newbie

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    I had no problems with three excellent coverage here in Manchester.
    To be honest no other network have unlimited data on 4G.
    Each month I use around 90gb no problems all for £22.
     
  24. kazmac macrumors 601

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    Paid it once for my 7+ (with accessories and AC+), will not pay it again.

    I do not use all the bells and whistles on the iPhone; so I'd rather put that $1K into another iPP or my replacement iMac. Going forward that is what I will do.
     

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