Here is what Apple's new 2018 iPhones might cost

Here is what Apple's new 2018 iPhones might cost
Apple is expected to launch three new iPhones in the second half of the year, and for the first time, all three of them are expected to come with the new notched design of the iPhone X and all three are expected to adopt the gesture navigation of the X. The three new phones should be officially announced in early September with sales starting by the end of September and while nobody knows the names of the upcoming models, let's call them the iPhone 9, iPhone X (2018) and iPhone 9 Plus for the sake of simplicity.

What will be the differences between these models?

Let's take a closer look at each one of them below.

  • iPhone 9 - The most affordable of the three new iPhones will be the iPhone 9, a device with a 6.1-inch screen and the only one that will still use an LCD screen. This will also be the only new phone to come with a single rear camera and no support for portrait mode. All of those compromises are what will justify a rumored starting price of $700, as much as the current iPhone 8 costs. Interestingly, the latest rumors also point out that this phone will be offered in iPhone 5C like vibrant colors, including a grey, white, blue, red and orange versions.

  • iPhone X (2018) - The 2018 edition of the iPhone X is expected to come with upgraded internals and a few new features, as well as a drop in price. Apple could drop the price of the iPhone X by $100 to achieve a starting cost of $900 to free up space for...

  • iPhone 9 Plus - This one is expected to be a true plus-sized phone with a rumored 6.5-inch AMOLED screen, all-out specs and performance. Apple is rumored to price this most advanced new iPhone from $1,000.

One common theme shared across all three models will be the new Face ID verification that will replace Touch ID completely this year.

With all this in mind, here is how the pricing of the 2018 iPhone lineup is shaping up to look after the launch of the new iPhones in late September:

2018 iPhone lineup expected prices



It's interesting that the two most expensive iPhone models differentiate themselves from all the rest with two key features: the presence of an AMOLED screen and a dual camera with Portrait Mode.

We're curious to see whether there will be other distinctions that will justify the rumored higher price of these phones.

So... which new iPhone are you most excited about? Are you planning on buying a new iPhone this year?

*Image (mockup of new colors for 2018 iPhones) courtesy of 9to5Mac.

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29 Comments

1. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 669; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

I'm pretty sure you guys mean iPhone X Plus in your chart. Also, I would be surprised if they priced the 9 (or whatever it will be called) at $700. I expect $800--the price of the Plus models when they debut.

2. sgodsell

Posts: 7190; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If they price the iPhone 9 at $700, then that is still too much. If they price it at $800. Then that is ridiculous. Especially when some of the rumors said that it is not going to have 3D touch, an LCD display, single camera, and only 2 GB of RAM. Plus some other rumors said that it might have the A11 SoC instead of the A12. So if all that is true. Then it will be a rip off at $700, and forget the $800. Listen carriers are still selling iPhone 6's in 2018. Even Apple themselves sold a newer version of the iPhone 6 in 2017. Gone are the days when people talk about resale value of iPhones. Especially with all the BOGO deals going on. Even the prices of the iPhone 8's are ridiculous.

15. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2146; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Apple's strategy is to encourage people to buy the higher end phones. For those that want FaceID experience and give you similar results to the iPhone X (2017) that is what you will get. For those that want OLED, 3D Touch, dual camera option with better image stabilization, possibly Apple Pencil capabilities then go with the XI or XI Plus/Pro. $700 for the 6.1" is a great price if they create 64GB and 256GB storage prices. What other Android phones are better than this and will give you a better eco system experience?

26. Marcwand3l

Posts: 426; Member since: May 08, 2017

"What other Android phones are better than this and will give you a better eco system experience?" People generally just want a phone. To truly benefit from apple ecosystem a user has to invest a lot of money. So it would be like buying 5-8 older Android flagships. LoL

27. sgodsell

Posts: 7190; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Oh really? Especially when idiots like have always told everyone here that Apple only ever makes high end devices. So are you finally going to admit that Apple actually makes lower end speced devices now? Is that what you are going to tell us now? Just look at the iPhone 8 is going to be priced $150 higher than an iPhone 7? They have the same low resolution LCD displays. The same 2 gb of ram. The same cameras. The same physical sizes. The main difference in the 8 vs the 7 is the Socs. The 8 has wireless charging, and a glass back. Btw Apple never encourages people to buy higher end phones. With Apple your only option has been to buy whatever Apple makes. It's not like Apple has competition in their Apple camp. Apple tries to maximize the most money that Apple can squeeze out of their customers. See in the Android camp there is lots of other OEMs to compete with, and they all have to come out with lower prices. See if you had half a brain, then you know Apple never does this. Nor do they have to for Apples own platform. As far as what Android phones are better than this, well clearly you have always lived in the Apple camp, because their is lots of Android smartphones that are better than all the current iPhones. The iPhone 8 is a joke at $700. I guess that is why there is a ton of BOGO deals for them right now. Some are giving you the BOGO deal and free gift cards as well.

28. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 669; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Do yourself a favor & get out more. There's more to life than just phones.

3. Victor.H

Posts: 1055; Member since: May 27, 2011

Yes! We are just not sure how Apple will actually call it, but whether it would be the iPhone 9 Plus or iPhone X Plus, it's the same device that we're talking about. We also have some doubts, but analysts all seem to agree on that $700 price.

4. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

You can get smartphones that offer essentially as much for half the price, especially the chinese brands, but also many other brands, as Apple is the most expensive brand out there.

5. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Nothing like the Samsung fan claiming that the iPhone is expensive. You can get a BETTER Android phone than the S9 for half the price... but you will likely disagree with that out of loyalty to the Korean Conglomerate.

7. Zylam

Posts: 1813; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

LOL When will they learn their own words betray them so much. It's unbelievable.

8. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 669; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Let's be realistic here, Kiko. The S9 retails for $720. What better Android phone costs $360 or less?

10. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 669; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

And to be clear, I'm not agreeing with TechSeptic. There is no Android phone at half the price of the iPhone that offers "essentially" the same experience. That's just off the mark. I'm just saying that I think you're incorrect as well.

11. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 669; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Double post.

12. ScottsoNJ56

Posts: 95; Member since: Oct 01, 2017

Please name them

16. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Nothing like the Apple fan missing the point of my comment. The Galaxy S9 retails for about $720, as AngelicusMaximus said, which is much lower than what the iPhone X retails for, which is the only comparable product, as the other two use a design that's literally from 2015. So you can get something like the Oneplus 6 for half the price of an Iphone X, but you can get one for half the price of a Galaxy S9. The iPhone X is much more expensive than the Galaxy S9, so if the Galaxy S9 is a bad deal, then the iPhone X is an even worse deal. Now i've provided a smartphone that is as good as the iPhone X for half the price, so now it's your to provide a smartphone that is half the price of the Galaxy S9 and as good. Lastly, the fact that you said "better" smartphone than the Galaxy S9 just shows your ridiculous hatred for anything Samsung. The Galaxy S9 is one of the best smartphones on the market, as agreed by every single reviewer on the planet. You call me a fanboy, but i never stated that you could get a better phone for half the price, because i'm not going to say something that retarded, but it doesn't stop you.

21. Alcyone

Posts: 304; Member since: May 10, 2018

Got a current gen model in mind? Feels like I got ripped off paying 530 for my s9+. Guess I'm an idiot for saving myself 470. /s

6. Zylam

Posts: 1813; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Really? Can you post links of iOS devices that can do the same thing for half the price?

9. midan

Posts: 2707; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Pretty amazing year coming for Apple.

17. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Ah yes, based on the concrete evidence of....... Nothing. I will wait and see until they actually get anywhere close to unveiling these smartphones before doing any kind of judgement.

24. midan

Posts: 2707; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"Yes, because Samsung and everything Samsung does is s**t, according to Midan. I can find quotes of you saying things like that if you want" Are you man of your words? It was already two days ago and i'm still waiting.

13. sirohunter

Posts: 193; Member since: Sep 23, 2017

Staying with my X for another year, planning to just replace the battery in December while they're still doing it for $29 :)

30. drunkenjay

Posts: 1657; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

same. its not worth the upgrade. might wait for s10 or iphone xi

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Blue and red would look hella sweet. Apple-rulz wants hot pink, to match his panties.

20. Alcyone

Posts: 304; Member since: May 10, 2018

This will be over alot ot people's heads. Blue Shift Edition coming soon. Gonna, be interesting to see what Apple really cooks up, price wise. For, 530 I'm not sure there are many 260 android phones that have all the features my s9+ has. Point one out to me, and I'll replace my G Pro or my Avant; baby girl needs a phone lol

22. Jrod99

Posts: 713; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Collect the rent from tennant should do the trick. Get it released Apple. Pronto!

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I’m all over the 6.5. If they drop it in blue, it’s done.

25. cocoy

Posts: 455; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

Yeah, the color blue looks cool indeed.

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yes sirrr

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