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Insiders peg Apple iPhone 8 starting price at $999

Alleged iPhone 8 prototypes

Alleged iPhone 8 prototypes


The Apple iPhone 8 is one of the most expected devices of the year for a reason: the 10th anniversary iPhone, it is expected to sit atop upgrades to the current iPhone 7 and 7 Plus as a more premium, all-out experience.

But the iPhone 8 price will fully reflect its premium status: sources now tell the New York Times that the starting price of the iPhone 8 will be $999.

Earlier rumors suggested that the iPhone 8 will come in a 64GB, 256GB and 512GB versions, with the $999 being the price for the base, 64 gig model.


This reflects a trend of growing prices for smartphone in the past year: Samsung has just unveiled its brand new Note 8 that costs around $950, nearly $100 more than the Note 7 of last year, and companies like OnePlus have also grown their prices by around $100 within the past year.

Apple's iPhone 8 is expected to introduce a brand new design with a glass back and an immersive display with drastically reduced bezels. The phone will also likely be a window to Apple's new augmented reality (AR) efforts, and introduce the usual upgrades in performance and camera quality.

source: NY Times

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20 Comments

Supah

Posts: 655; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

LMAOOOOOOO Mxyflashdabitchmite's colon is ready!

PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

999$ How about no.

arsenaljimenez

Posts: 196; Member since: May 03, 2012

Retards will still buy.

adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Only people with lots of money or a blind fanboy buys a mobile on very first day. So it doesn't matter if they are milked by manufacturers. Such exorbitant pricing is not sustainable for any manufacturer. Within a quarter, the price will fall by 25%. Retailers have no option other than to offer huge discount to keep the demand going.

Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

can't blame apple for the price... all the manufacturers including chinese one are increasing prices.... compare the 3 year old prices of flagship or even mid range offerings of every manufacturer and the difference is apparent... true mid range is now 500$ whereas few years before 500$ was dangerously close to flagship range...

TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I agree. But a mid-range smartphone cost $500 make some sense. Explain who the iPhone is worth double when its the same mid-ranged phone?! This new iPhone is only gonna have many features we've already had in the Galaxy S6's and S7's. Those phones were between $650-$750. How is this phone worth $250 more? Because of the Apple logo?

diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

Seems it takes Android makers at least half a year, 8gb ram, and octocore processors with cooling pipes to catch up to the benchmarks of the "mid range" iPhone. Is that your definition of "premium", or is it because you can customize icons?

BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1042; Member since: May 01, 2017

How many times have you seen go inside a store and get a phone because benchmarks

Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

In many countries, flagships are over 680 dollars since 2013.

TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So the iPhone 8 premium as you claim, is getign its premium price to go with it, not painted in a negative tone. Yet the Note 8 just announced today and you read the vernacular on the pricing which is cheaper than this, and its said in a negative tone. The Note is the most premium phone you can buy. Why is such vernacular not used equally? Anyways when you consider the price and what you are getting. The iPhone is catching up to stuff Samsung released on the S6. The S6 had VR, has wireless charging for 2 main standards, top rated cameras in its class even over the iPhone, best display and more. A premium mid-ranged device is not worth $1000. Having said that, the Note 8 isn't worth $1000 either even though its feature exceed the iPhone for sure. If the Galaxy S7 Edge isn't worth $800 per PA https://www.phonearena.com/news/Why-I-think-800-is-too-much-for-the-Galaxy-S7-edge_id79644 then explain how the iPhone where it is just catching up on "some" of the S7E features, and not exceeding any of its features; makes the iPhone worth $999. Assuming the iPhone 8/Next/Edition is now goign to cost Apple $280-310 to make vs the $220 the 6/6S/7/7S cost to make, Samsung S7e and Note 7 both were in the $280-$305 price margin to make. Even though the S7E costed $280 to make, Samsung still only sold it for $779 depending on what carriers you were with and $799 from their own website. So how is getting a FHD+ display better than QHD, a headphone jack vs none and more justified for Apple and not anyone else? When I compare the fact I paid $599 for my S3, for the wife's S4 & S5, and I paid $699 for the S6 edge and $799 for the S6 edge+ and for the Note 5 and $850 for my S8+, I look back and see how much the S has changed and if its actually worth it. Glass is cheaper than plastic and aluminum is just as cheap as plastic. 10NM is simply more costly to produce due to lower yields vs 28NM. Batteries have doubled or close to tripled in size and IP for dust and water is more expensive to do on metal phones vs plastic ones. So I see some price increases in some areas are justified. But I don't see $400 in extra costs and benefits though and I think both OEM's are really pushing the limits. These phones can't do what PC's do on every front, so they shouldn't cost more than they do either. I think the S8+ and the Note 8 are worth about $750-$800 max. I think the iPhone for sure isn't worth more than $800 even for this newer model since most of its features are only catching up to what we had 2 years ago and even then, Apple isnt even matching what we had 2 years ago and wants even more money. Putting a high price tag on something, doesn't make it premium. Imagine if McDonald's charged $50 for a Big Mac, would you buy it?

pecapello

Posts: 99; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

But are u mad ?

LanjaKodaka

Posts: 219; Member since: Sep 27, 2016

Idiot, buy something that you like and prefer using it daily. It's not about which one is better. In the end it's about what you like and appreciate. Stop typing out long *** BS.

apple-rulz

Posts: 1723; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

You can't even type without a freakish amount of errors, and you expect people to accept your premise? Just go away old man, and inflict your stupidity on your long suffering mail order bride.

Ahsanzafar

Posts: 36; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

add the price of a 3D camera which is one of its kind in new iphone and infrared sensor and and extra camera and may be under the display Touch id and neural engine and the extra cost you pay to foxconn for a completely new design and you train new staff to yield it and completly redisigned assembly lines . dont forget the f**king awesome customer care apple offers

diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

That’s just like, your opinion, man. An emotional based opinion essay with no facts.

Ahsanzafar

Posts: 36; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

when a brick from samy with a dick cost 950$ so who can stop apple from settting the price of 999$. please, apple bring the price to 899$ that ll be justifiable!

TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The iPhone 7+ 256GB is $969 Retail. Its already more expensive vs the Note 8. Apple's pricing has nothign to do with Samsung. Apple had a $1000 phone first. The phone I mention is $1000+USD somewhere in the world with even less storage capacity. At least Samsung gives the 256GB sdcard for free with a few phones before. No phone is worth over $800. The Note 7 at $799 would have been acceptable considering the S7 and S7 E should have been $650 and $750 respectively.

Ahsanzafar

Posts: 36; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

no company is setting price justly as they are here to earn profits but more often the price is not for the material used but mainly its for the innovotion or something unique they bring to you. It's like their unique skill which they can sell for whatever price they want. but if the competition is already high and prices are low so a company have to keep the prices low to win the battle! and also consider the RnD investment they have to put into a feature like Apple Worked 5 years for the Face ID they are bringing this year. That investment is in billions so they have earn accordingly.

domfonusr

Posts: 925; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

In today's economy, I would never spend $999 on a phone. Granted, I did drool over the Nokia E90 back in the day (2006-2007 or so), and it was priced at about $1200 at launch, but there was no way I was going to afford that back then, and there's no way I can afford that now, even if I do get a decent job soon. Now, getting a $400 iPhone SE for, like, $200 or less... that is exciting, although it would also be awesome to end up with a Moto E4 instead if I can get one for less than half the price of the SE. People don't need to spend so much on phones if they would just think it through.

L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1499; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Pay more for less, that's the Apple way!

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