Sticker shock: iPhone 8/Edition price may hit $1199 for an eventual 512 GB version

Sticker shock: iPhone 8/Edition price may hit $1199 for an eventual 512 GB version
Another day, another iPhone 8/X/Edition price prediction that breaks our hearts and sends us weeping in the corner. It was Ming-Chi Kuo, the reputed analyst who predicted that the iPhone 8 will land with a $1000 starting tag, then the New York Times reiterated it, while now a self-made leakster who's scored some scoops lately is rehashing the story, this time adding extra price tiers. 

The source claims that the basic 64GB iPhone 8 will indeed run you $999, but if you want to hang out with the cool kids that rock the 256 GB and 512 GB versions, you'd have to shell out $1099 and $1199, respectively.

Well, it is not hard to fathom that the iPhone Edition will be more expensive than the upgrade versions of the 7 and 7 Plus, given that the cost of producing it will be 50%-60% higher than that of the regular models. After all, we calculated that just the flexible OLED panels that Apple has reportedly ordered from Samsung, cost $70 apiece, as opposed to less than $40 on the current iPhone 7. The Galaxy S8, LG G6 and now the Note 8, also came with higher tags than their predecessors, but that's apparently the price to pay for the "all-screen," "bezel-less" trend in 2017.
 

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114 Comments

1. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Holy s**t. That price tho... That storage tho... Do I really need 512 GB of storage?

32. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

That's a lot of storage, but damn, the price is super excessive. I just spent $240 on a Moto G5 Plus for my daughter, with 64GB and expandable storage up to 128GB... granted it's nowhere near the 512GB that is alleged in the top iPhone, but my point is, I messed around with the phone and it's super responsive and she thinks it's the best thing ever. You don't really have to spend a lot of money these days to get a quality mobile experience. I just hope Apple's base models are more practical when price is concerned.

88. thxultra

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

If the phone handles lossless audio playback I can see getting the 512gb model. I have albums in 24bit 192khz and they take around 1.5gb of space. Will fill up those other models pretty fast with that and if you take movies in 4k. Looking forward to seeing what apple brings to the table with this phone that we don't already know and also to see what we know being demoed.

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 31053; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Go for it. You'd never have to delete or edit anything.

39. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

SMH... lol, you going for the 512GB model then? LOL

55. darkkjedii

Posts: 31053; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If I decided to get it...I would. On a non expandable device, I only get top tier. If the higher capacity Note 8 was here, I'd opt for it as well, and it's expandable.

114. LyannaStark

Posts: 91; Member since: Apr 07, 2017

Honestly, I feel like even 256 is excessive for storage. I can't fathom needing 512 GBs.

2. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

Not bad! A whole month flipping burgers might get you one unless you got lucky by your mummy and daddy lol.

4. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Firstly, no. A month working at a fast food joint WILL NOT make you enough money to even consider a purchase like this. Secondly, some of us actually get paid more than $7.25 an hour (crazy... I know) so something around a thousand bucks is nothing. Hell, I paid around the same last weekend for a recliner set the GF wanted.

38. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

lol, I worked a day of over time a couple weeks ago and realized I get paid $45 an hour, so two or three days of OT will get me a new flagship phone. I hardly ever work OT but now that I realize all the crap I can afford with the little extra effort, I'm going to be asking for a lot more. :) lol

47. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

That's the great thing about working in a first world country. Paid muthafukkin OT. Almost all of my first few checks got that OT boost, to the point where it felt like OT wasn't all that awful.

49. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Yeah, but lucky you for having a girlfriend and not a wife who thinks that she has free reign over your finances... grumble, grumble... :P

56. darkkjedii

Posts: 31053; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

My job has so much OT, they can physically make you work it, or punish you if you don't. It's in our collective bargaining agreement...forced overtime. I used to work it all the time, luckily I dont have to anymore, but I will.

58. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Damn, that's harsh, My job always offers it, but it's 100% voluntary, and I rarely accept it. I think I'll be accepting a lot more leading up to the holiday season though. Make sure everyone gets something nice for Christmas.

63. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Forced by hours, right? It's offered to everyone, if no one accepts the man with lowest total OT hours is forced. That's how the CB agreement is for my job.

69. darkkjedii

Posts: 31053; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ours is rotational.

89. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Anyone with a minimum wage job can afford this ohone on monthly payments. You are so stupid you aren't even funny. What school did you gonto? The vast majority of US buyers do it pay cash for phones. They use whatever carrier's subsidizes. First it rewired paying 199, 299 or 399. Now it's zero wirh mo they. A VZW bill with a single line qoukd barely be $100 per month. There are people here without jobs who have expensive phones You are a complete and uttered moron for claiming someone who makes 7.25hr ca t afford this phone. You are a idiot!

95. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"You are a idiot." The irony here is truly palpable.

101. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

Depends on where you live. Minimum wage $14/hour in San Francisco and $15 in Seattle. $14 X 40 hour week = $560/week x 4 weeks = $2240/month. Could afford it with a month's pay, probably even after taxes, but then you aren't really buying anything else unless you live with parents and don't pay into food and board.

78. coldspring22

Posts: 349; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Good thing you can get nice smart phones next to nothing from Cricketwireless. Just got my LG Harmony for $10 and it's excellent. No need for flagship nonsense.

3. TechGirl90 unregistered

WTF???????

5. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You know damn well you're not surprised. This is Apple we're talking about.

7. TechGirl90 unregistered

I expected Apple to price their product high, but THIS high surprised me a bit, LOL!

75. AxelFoley unregistered

You called for boycotts at $930. At $1199, all we get is a "WTF".

82. TechGirl90 unregistered

You want me to rant like I did with the Note 8 price situation just so you can some back and whine about me complaining??? Sorry, I won't give you that satisfaction. That Acronym speaks volumes, it's not always about the quantity of what's being stated, it's the meaning behind it.

91. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You wont repeat it because you're just a Samsung hating troll. You make TechieXP sized posted against the Note 8 and how this is too much, but can't here too? You must think all of us are stupid!

97. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

LMFAO, you just admitted to having alt accounts. Unless you've taken up speaking in the third person, you're Axe or whatever the f**k his name is, aren't you? You're so transparent.

99. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Take a kindergarten class on reading comprehension. He's obviously referring to everyone that read TechGirl's rant against Note 8's price tag.

100. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"Take a kindergarten class on reading comprehension." They don't teach reading comp. in f**king Kindergarten numb nuts. But hey, I'll give him some credit... at least it's not his usual garbage of a posting style. Nice and short (hopefully stays that way). "He's obviously referring to everyone that read TechGirl's rant against Note 8's price tag." Who gives a s**t? He's gonna buy 98 of the damn thing regardless of what people say. I swear you Note fans have be the biggest group of whiney pussies this site has to offer. She had the right to question the tag, just like she did here. Her rant for the former not withstanding, no one but you losers seems to care.

98. TechGirl90 unregistered

No no, you got it all wrong, I don't think you're (and any other Troll who selectively read) stupid, I know you're stupid, because your dumbass keeps stating the same BS across each Thread. I'm not a Samsung Hater, I just decide not to drink the Koolaid and think Samsung and their products is the greatest thing since sliced bread. I also decide not to repeat myself because the last thing I want is to be a broken record like you by rehashing the same Stupid comments. And please don't insult me or compare me to you by stating I make "TechieXP sized" Posts, I try to make sure I don't speak in broken languages and make sure the next person is understanding me, You're not the author of making dissertations, so crawl out of your own Ass and go back under your dirty bridge where you crawled from.

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