1. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    Current plus phone starts at $769. I don’t think the new iPhone will start tremendously higher. Maybe $899. Or $949 at the very max. That might be pushing it. Will the top tier storage cost a ton? Yeah. But most people don’t need that much space.
    ^^^^^^^^ Seriously This ^^^^^^^^^^.
    The Rumor Boys and Girls are running out of rumors for their YouTube videos. They've been reduced to making (Get Ready For It) ... "Fake" - "Fake News" ...
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    07-15-2017 07:55 AM
  2. robertk328's Avatar
    $1400? Probably not. But let me know what the payment plans are anyway
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    07-15-2017 08:42 AM
  3. StraightlineBoy's Avatar
    The rumours are getting very annoying because they get reported as if they are facts and no one learns from them. If we believed rumours then the first iPad was going to be $1000 and it ended up being half that. I'll play along though and answer the question...

    It's a tricky one because I'm not sure what feature or features would justify that to me. On the other hand I typically buy my iPhone outright, unlocked and will have kept my last 2 iPhones for 3 years each once September comes around, so if I think of the cost spread over 3 years for what is my most used computing device, then I'm not ruling out spending big on it.

    The other thing is that an iPhone 7S would still be nearly $1000 and it wouldn't be the best iPhone available which kind of sucks. Earlier this year I replaced the battery in my iPhone 6 and it's as good as new. It's still a really great device. If I decide the best iPhone is too expensive and the regular model is missing something really cool (and yet is still expensive) then I might do the unthinkable and use my iPhone 6 for a 4th year!

    I will say though at this stage I don't believe the rumours. Samsung can make phones with edge-to-edge screens for normal money so I don't see why Apple can't manage the same. I'm not even convinced of this alleged split strategy where they release 2 lines of new phones, one really fancy one and a 7S. How does the sales pitch of the 7S go? They'll tell you the top-end phone has some amazing new revolutionary must-have feature and say here's the 7S which is more affordable and is a great phone despite not having the revolutionary new feature that was must-have only a few minutes earlier. I wonder if putting a load of mis-information out there is Apple's strategy for combatting leaks, that there'll be so many rumours that the official announcement will still be a surprise
    07-15-2017 10:32 AM
  4. jimpilot's Avatar
    I think they will be just under $1,000 U.S. for the smaller model and around 1150 for the bigger model. There is a point of diminishing returns and Apple seems to be expert at saying just under it
    07-15-2017 11:26 AM
  5. MooMooPrincess's Avatar

    I will say though at this stage I don't believe the rumours. Samsung can make phones with edge-to-edge screens for normal money so I don't see why Apple can't manage the same. I'm not even convinced of this alleged split strategy where they release 2 lines of new phones, one really fancy one and a 7S. How does the sales pitch of the 7S go? They'll tell you the top-end phone has some amazing new revolutionary must-have feature and say here's the 7S which is more affordable and is a great phone despite not having the revolutionary new feature that was must-have only a few minutes earlier. I wonder if putting a load of mis-information out there is Apple's strategy for combatting leaks, that there'll be so many rumours that the official announcement will still be a surprise
    S8/s8+ isn't "normal" it's still overpriced. Apple needs profit margins to be good and charging a reasonable price doesn't align with that. I'm pretty convinced just because of who said it. Min has a extremely accurate rumor reporting. He has given us 75% of what the next iPhone will have and he's been right everytime. Nothing is past apple, and Tim Crook has even said rumors have put a dent in sales. If the alleged rumors had not of been true Tim wouldn't have made a comment about it. So now they have ex military hunting down people who give leaks lmao.
    07-15-2017 11:37 AM
  6. StraightlineBoy's Avatar
    S8/s8+ isn't "normal" it's still overpriced. Apple needs profit margins to be good and charging a reasonable price doesn't align with that. I'm pretty convinced just because of who said it. Min has a extremely accurate rumor reporting. He has given us 75% of what the next iPhone will have and he's been right everytime. Nothing is past apple, and Tim Crook has even said rumors have put a dent in sales. If the alleged rumors had not of been true Tim wouldn't have made a comment about it. So now they have ex military hunting down people who give leaks lmao.
    Normal and overpriced aren't mutually exclusive. The S8 is normal in the sense that it's in the same price bracket as current premium smartphones. Tens of millions of devices sell for $700+ each year so I'd say the price is pretty normal.
    This thread is speculating about a new super-premium iPhone in the $1400 range; that definitely wouldn't be normal. As for whether any or all of them are overpriced, that is a different question entirely and each of us will probably have differing opinions about where the line between fair and over-priced comes based our personal budgets and other factors. The fact that I can probably afford $1000 for a new phone, love having the latest gadgets and yet think I might keep my iPhone 6 for a 4th year suggests that I agree with you that the prices are getting out of hand. Sadly as long as people keep buying, Apple and Samsung will keep pushing the prices up and they'd be stupid not to do so.
    07-15-2017 11:59 AM
  7. Garz's Avatar
    S8/s8+ isn't "normal" it's still overpriced. Apple needs profit margins to be good and charging a reasonable price doesn't align with that. I'm pretty convinced just because of who said it. Min has a extremely accurate rumor reporting. He has given us 75% of what the next iPhone will have and he's been right everytime. Nothing is past apple, and Tim Crook has even said rumors have put a dent in sales. If the alleged rumors had not of been true Tim wouldn't have made a comment about it. So now they have ex military hunting down people who give leaks lmao.
    I have and s8+ and an iPhone 7 plus. Basically priced about the same. The hardware and specs on the s8+ murder the 7 plus. I disagree the s8+ is over priced. You get a lot for your money.
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    07-15-2017 12:11 PM
  8. TgeekB's Avatar
    Normal and overpriced aren't mutually exclusive. The S8 is normal in the sense that it's in the same price bracket as current premium smartphones. Tens of millions of devices sell for $700+ each year so I'd say the price is pretty normal.
    This thread is speculating about a new super-premium iPhone in the $1400 range; that definitely wouldn't be normal. As for whether any or all of them are overpriced, that is a different question entirely and each of us will probably have differing opinions about where the line between fair and over-priced comes based our personal budgets and other factors. The fact that I can probably afford $1000 for a new phone, love having the latest gadgets and yet think I might keep my iPhone 6 for a 4th year suggests that I agree with you that the prices are getting out of hand. Sadly as long as people keep buying, Apple and Samsung will keep pushing the prices up and they'd be stupid not to do so.
    While all of this is speculation, your last sentence is fact. As long as people keep paying these high prices, they'll keep selling them at high prices.
    It's just like cars. They make most of their profits on the "add ons", like leather seats, entertainment systems, wheels, etc. You think you need them because they're cool, so get ready to overpay. In the end, it doesn't get you anywhere any better than a basic vehicle.
    This is all just my opinion and other people can spend their money any way they wish.
    07-15-2017 12:34 PM
  9. nikkimd11's Avatar
    Definitely will not pay that much for an iPhone. I would love to have all the latest features when I upgrade, currently on a iPhone 6s, but I just can't see myself paying that for a phone. It's crossed my mind to get a Samsung S8 but I've always had an iPhone and I like iOS, don't really want to switch to android. So I guess I'll just get the 7s.
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    07-15-2017 03:25 PM
  10. Brian Embry's Avatar
    I am ready to take a deep plunge into iOS. But, I just cannot pay that much for any phone. If the iPhone 8 is that much then I will look hard at the 7S. Not what I need then, I will go with either the Samsung Note 8 or the Google Pixel2 XL. Then again if the IPhone has what I need then I might just pull the so-called trigger and buy it anyway. I'm really pressed to buy a phone that cost more than a MacBook Pro or iPad Pro. Other than the custom chip that Apple uses most of the phone is outsourced parts that are used by many other OEMs. So back to the beginning of this post. I don't mind companies making money. In fact I love for companies that offer great products and services to make a profit. I, though don't like price gouging.
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    07-15-2017 09:45 PM
  11. wilber1's Avatar
    Definitely will not pay that much for an iPhone. I would love to have all the latest features when I upgrade, currently on a iPhone 6s, but I just can't see myself paying that for a phone. It's crossed my mind to get a Samsung S8 but I've always had an iPhone and I like iOS, don't really want to switch to android. So I guess I'll just get the 7s.
    Exactly my thoughts I will be taking a real hard look at the 7s for the new features and cost factor for a upgrade .
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    07-16-2017 06:16 AM
  12. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Depends on if I feel the new features are useful to me or not. I can't say at this point.
    07-16-2017 03:17 PM
  13. camaroz1985's Avatar
    No way. I will wait until stuff trickles down the the normally priced (overpriced) models.
    07-17-2017 12:19 PM
  14. seanpr's Avatar
    The rumours are getting very annoying because they get reported as if they are facts and no one learns from them. If we believed rumours then the first iPad was going to be $1000 and it ended up being half that. I'll play along though and answer the question...

    It's a tricky one because I'm not sure what feature or features would justify that to me. On the other hand I typically buy my iPhone outright, unlocked and will have kept my last 2 iPhones for 3 years each once September comes around, so if I think of the cost spread over 3 years for what is my most used computing device, then I'm not ruling out spending big on it.

    The other thing is that an iPhone 7S would still be nearly $1000 and it wouldn't be the best iPhone available which kind of sucks. Earlier this year I replaced the battery in my iPhone 6 and it's as good as new. It's still a really great device. If I decide the best iPhone is too expensive and the regular model is missing something really cool (and yet is still expensive) then I might do the unthinkable and use my iPhone 6 for a 4th year!

    I will say though at this stage I don't believe the rumours. Samsung can make phones with edge-to-edge screens for normal money so I don't see why Apple can't manage the same. I'm not even convinced of this alleged split strategy where they release 2 lines of new phones, one really fancy one and a 7S. How does the sales pitch of the 7S go? They'll tell you the top-end phone has some amazing new revolutionary must-have feature and say here's the 7S which is more affordable and is a great phone despite not having the revolutionary new feature that was must-have only a few minutes earlier. I wonder if putting a load of mis-information out there is Apple's strategy for combatting leaks, that there'll be so many rumours that the official announcement will still be a surprise
    Isn't that kind of what they did with the iPad?
    07-17-2017 01:44 PM
  15. StraightlineBoy's Avatar
    Isn't that kind of what they did with the iPad?
    I'm not sure which bit of my post you mean? The bit about splitting the line perhaps? If so I see the similarities but the difference with the iPad is the lesser model is actually quite cheap (by Apple standards) whereas with a possible iPhone 7S and 8 dual release then the 7S would be missing the cool new feature and yet still be a long way from inexpensive. I'm certainly not saying they might not do it anyway but as a consumer it would make me stop and think about what to do this autumn (the last time Apple made me think about a purchase was when they released the expensive touch bar MacBooks and I bought a PC instead so I'm not just someone who moans and buys the new Apple product anyway, I'll do what's right for me)
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    07-17-2017 02:37 PM
  16. seanpr's Avatar
    I'm not sure which bit of my post you mean? The bit about splitting the line perhaps? If so I see the similarities but the difference with the iPad is the lesser model is actually quite cheap (by Apple standards) whereas with a possible iPhone 7S and 8 dual release then the 7S would be missing the cool new feature and yet still be a long way from inexpensive. I'm certainly not saying they might not do it anyway but as a consumer it would make me stop and think about what to do this autumn (the last time Apple made me think about a purchase was when they released the expensive touch bar MacBooks and I bought a PC instead so I'm not just someone who moans and buys the new Apple product anyway, I'll do what's right for me)
    You are right, I totally forgot the price difference. I went with the 10.5 inch Pro... I'm loving it so far. So, if the iPhone 8 is a similar type of upgrade, I might be doomed.
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    07-17-2017 03:03 PM
  17. Adawg1203's Avatar
    Apple isn't that dumb to sell an iPhone for $1400 that that price so don't worry about it
    Uh isn't this the same company that sold watches for $10K with the same internals as the ones that started at $350?

    The thing is, if Apple does sell a $1400 iPhone (I think it would be ridiculous) and people buy it, who would be the dumb ones be? Apple may just decide to do it. Not because the device would be worth it, but because they know people will buy it.

    Build it and they will come.
    07-17-2017 07:03 PM
  18. Sherry_B's Avatar
    What are your thoughts and would you still buy it or go for the cheaper 7S models?
    Absolutely not. I will, however, wait to see what the price will be for a 7s Plus, if they even release one. There's nothing wrong with my 6s other than my eyes are getting worse, so a larger screen will be a welcome change for me.
    07-17-2017 07:14 PM
  19. robertk328's Avatar
    Absolutely not. I will, however, wait to see what the price will be for a 7s Plus, if they even release one. There's nothing wrong with my 6s other than my eyes are getting worse, so a larger screen will be a welcome change for me.
    You and me both, Sherry. Totally getting whatever the larger model is... #over40
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    07-17-2017 08:59 PM
  20. metalchick719's Avatar
    Isn't $1,400 pushing it a bit? I can't imagine it would really cost more than any other iPhone thus far.

    Regardless, I personally am going to pass because I have too many iPhones as it is. I have my 6s that I got in September 2015, an SE I got in February and a 7 I got in early May. I think I'm good.
    07-17-2017 09:35 PM
  21. Garz's Avatar
    Uh isn't this the same company that sold watches for $10K with the same internals as the ones that started at $350?

    The thing is, if Apple does sell a $1400 iPhone (I think it would be ridiculous) and people buy it, who would be the dumb ones be? Apple may just decide to do it. Not because the device would be worth it, but because they know people will buy it.

    Build it and they will come.
    Yeah it Apple knew that wouldn’t be their primary selling watch. They knew the other ones would be their gravy. I’m sure the 15K models sold horrible so they chose not to do that again. Now iPhone is a different story. Yes they would still sell a lot at that price but not as many as previous. Not at that price. Apple likes to sell a ton of devices and break records. You won’t break records with a price point like that. Could we see 999 entry and 1199 high storage? Yes. But that is pushing as high as they would go to sell a ton of flagship iPhones.
    07-17-2017 09:39 PM
  22. Adawg1203's Avatar
    Yeah it Apple knew that wouldn’t be their primary selling watch. They knew the other ones would be their gravy. I’m sure the 15K models sold horrible so they chose not to do that again. Now iPhone is a different story. Yes they would still sell a lot at that price but not as many as previous. Not at that price. Apple likes to sell a ton of devices and break records. You won’t break records with a price point like that. Could we see 999 entry and 1199 high storage? Yes. But that is pushing as high as they would go to sell a ton of flagship iPhones.
    Agreed. However, if Apple markets their I8 or whatever it will be called, as a 'special edition' then they may be able to justify a higher price tag that would accompany it. To your point, their bread & butter will be the 'S' models (more affordable) allowing them to continue on the path of breaking sales records.

    I'm sure there will be plenty of consumers lining up to grab the highest end idevice, regardless of the price point. Loyalty to the Apple brand has always been impressive.
    07-18-2017 06:25 AM
  23. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    No, I wouldn't pay that much for a phone. However I'm not spending much time fretting about it because as I've said before that I'm not paying much attention to all the rumors. I am content to wait for the announcement of what is real vs. what is merely rumor. I am interested in getting a new phone around Christmas. So, time will tell!
    07-18-2017 06:34 AM
  24. Trees's Avatar
    $1400 over two years is $700 year - assuming that phone is kept for that time frame.

    Sounds like a lot up front, but given how much many rely upon and use smartphones, that amount may not be as much as it seems.

    A per day cost is ~ $1.91 for one year. That may be a more palatable way to look at the cost?
    comiken205 likes this.
    07-18-2017 06:34 AM
  25. TheMadTurtle's Avatar
    That's a firm 'no'. I'm even more disappointed in the rumors that Apple will discontinue the SE.
    07-18-2017 08:10 AM
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