iPhone 7 and 7 Plus prices allegedly leak ahead of unveiling

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus prices allegedly leak ahead of unveiling
The run-up to this year's iPhone launch has delivered the usual array of twists and turns. The general consensus seems to be that both the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will appear similar to their respective predecessors, with a few welcome changes and improvements under the hood. It also looks like Apple will bump the entry-level models up to 32 GB, which makes sense given that apps and games regularly creep into the multiple gigabytes. How such enhancements will affect the cost to the consumer, we cannot say for certain. But a purported leak of the retail prices for China does offer food for thought.

The September 7th date is now set in stone for the big event, at which Cupertino is expected to take the wraps off a number of new products in one fell swoop. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will unquestionably take center stage, as ever, and according to a recent tidbit, there could be as many as five color options at launch

A key factor for many prospective buyers will be how much the latest duo costs. Those in China, apparently, can be expected to pay the following amounts for the various configurations:

iPhone 7


32 GB – ¥5288 ($790)
128 GB – ¥6088 ($910)
256 GB – ¥7088 ($1060)

iPhone 7 Plus


32 GB – ¥6088 ($910)
128 GB – ¥ 6888 ($1030)
256 GB – ¥7888 ($1180)

The USD values are mere exchanges of the Chinese numbers, and so don't necessarily reflect the prices Apple will charge at launch in the States. Prices tend to vary dependent on market, too, so straight-up currency conversion is not entirely useful in this case. 

To give some context, though, the 16 GB iPhone 6s costs ¥5288 in China — the same alleged price as the 32 GB iPhone 7. Likewise the 64 GB retails at ¥6088 — the same figure that prospective buyers may be expected to shell out for its 128-gig version of its successor. If the leak is accurate, only the new 256 GB versions of the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus will incur a fee for their storage double-ups. The top-end iPhone 7 could cost an extra ¥200 ($30), while the iPhone 7 Plus maxed-out at 256 GB could run up an additional ¥100 ($15).

Does this mean that Apple will simply give the cheapest and middling iPhones double memory and charge exactly the same price across the board? It certainly doesn't — there aren't any guarantees that this will even occur in China. With that said, it doesn't mean it can't happen either, so here's hoping that the extra flash memory doesn't prompt a major price hike. 

We'll surely keep you informed on any further info regarding the iPhone 7 duo as we close in on the launch, so stay tuned. 

source: Phone Radar

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88 Comments

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Good job apple good job. No more 16GB, but no more 64GB as well.

21. Unordinary unregistered

So 128gb instead of a 64gb, for relatively the same price. I like that.

58. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

LOL. Remember Apple Liam? You get the same hardwares from old iPhones embedded into iPhone 7. I don't get why their smartphones are overpriced.

71. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

i guess you forgot that samsung has been doing this forever. look at the note 7 and gs7 hardware

74. tedkord

Posts: 17090; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

False equivalency. The Note 7 is the same model year as the S7, not it's follow up. The correct comparison would be the Note 5 to the Note 7.

64. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

So according to the second picture, the Apple iPhone 7 will look like an Exynos 7 SoC render...?

66. JC557

Posts: 1917; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

They really wanted to stick with the three tiers instead of four huh.?

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

My body is ready.

5. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Just get the 6s once the update comes out you'll have all the software features as the iphone 7. That's a waste of money, no headphone jack, all you gain is a f1.9 camera vs f2.2. Possibly better water resistance, that's it. We'll see what they do, though. I don't have high exceptions of cool features.

28. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I don't like the idea of them ditching the headphone jack. I see the convenience of Bluetooth headsets but I'm not going to spend a ton of money on a good pair unless it's worth it entirely.

30. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2117; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Headphone jack? You must a set of expensive headphones right? Have you heard of 3.5 din to lighting cable that will be available all throughout Monoprice and Amazon shortly.

43. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

The problem is in the principal. Why take something away you need an can use only to resell the same thing back to you? There will be an adapter, sure? What if you lose it? Or you can rebuy lightning headphones. It sounds like a scam to milk people. Its the same as their $100 storage upgrade they know 16gb isn't enough so you can pay $100 for 48GB. It's all a scam its not whats best for the customer, but whats best for Apple pockets.

48. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

If they ditched the 3.5 jack for dual firing speakers, I'm all for that... plus there will be a lightning to 3.5 adapter, as well as lightning connected earbuds/earphones.

68. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

The problem is, those dual firing speakers are on the same side.

18. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Meh, It's not my cup of tea, but I know you dig it so hope it meets all your expectations.

25. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm keeping an eye on the Nexus and the iphone launches. More than likely I will be holding on to my 6P and waiting until next year unless the new nexus turns out to be substantial.

80. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

we know it is, along with your hand and fingers. Gonna throw a bra on top of the iPhone to "feel better"?

3. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Dang the price went up $130 for a 4.7, no sir. It still has resolution of prepaid phones.

7. Saioofi

Posts: 327; Member since: May 23, 2014

"To give some context, though, the 16 GB iPhone 6s costs ¥5288 in China — the same alleged price as the 32 GB iPhone 7." Learn to read.

23. sgodsell

Posts: 6728; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I think the one that needs to learn how to read is you. He was talking about the non plus iPhone 7. It still comes with the low resolution HD display, even though it is giving you an extra 16gb of storage, a slightly newer camera, no 3.5 mm Jack, slightly larger battery. For the extra $130. It's not worth it.

27. AlikMalix unregistered

Those are Chinese prices for the iPhone, which is the same as iPhone 6s. But you get upgraded storage. In the US it will cost the same as previous model, in the the U.K. it will cost the same as the previous model. Read. Comprehend. Connect the dots.

81. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Chinese? You can't be that ignorant, it's clearly a "Yen" (Japan) not a "Yuan" (China).

84. AlikMalix unregistered

My mistake. I'm not ignorant. Just made an error, but my point stands.

88. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Not knowing and going with it is being ignorant, jussaying.

86. Topcat488

Posts: 1411; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

The Chinese and Japanese use the same looking symbol... Stop calling people ignorant, these are "Chinese" prices mentioned above! O.o

89. AlikMalix unregistered

Wow, just checked it, they are talking about Chinese. Why did this guy get off on me being ignorant - he's the one being ignorant than. And not knowing and going with it is being ignorant - I guess he's being a hypocrite as well.

29. domen151

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

(In reply to sgodsell) Nope, you need to read this again xD The entry iPhone 7 will cost the same in China as the 6s, therefore the price won't go up. (Also keep in mind that prices in China are higher than US, so iPhone in US costs 650$ = and in China it costs 790$)

36. AlikMalix unregistered

I don't understand why we have to explain it - EVEN THE DAMN article points it out. The 256gb is the only one that will add $15 to the + model and $30 to the regular model - but you're doubling on the 128gb and it's a "built-in" storage which is light years faster and extremely more dependable than the most expensive external storage solutions.

51. domen151

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

I didnt reply to you, but to sgodsell :rolleye:

59. AlikMalix unregistered

I was confirming your point.

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