1. jj2339's Avatar
    Been seeing a lot of reports on the tech news sites about the X underperforming and potential drops in price for the X from Apple. Curious what this group thinks? I personally don't think apple would do it this iteration of the phone, for risk of pissing off people who already bought one. Has apple ever cut prices on phones in the past, between cycles?
    12-28-2017 10:31 AM
  2. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    The price of the X will go down next year when the new X comes out. Other than that you might get a gift card deal when you get one. But I don't see them dropping the price mid cycle.
    calebt likes this.
    12-28-2017 11:18 AM
  3. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Has apple ever cut prices on phones in the past, between cycles?
    They did on the original iPhone during the first six months.
    12-28-2017 11:26 AM
  4. krishnansasikumar's Avatar
    I don’t see Apple doing that. The sales might not be record breaking, but its still very good.

    I appreciate Apple not randomly reducing the prices of their products, at least through their stores.

    It’ll go down next year as per their current trends. I think they’ll bring some well priced options next year.
    flycoolchick likes this.
    12-28-2017 12:42 PM
  5. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I agree with the others. Doubtful.
    12-28-2017 03:19 PM
  6. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I don’t believe for a minute that Apple would lower the price before the next model comes out next year.
    DMP89145 and MasterDarque like this.
    12-28-2017 04:02 PM
  7. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    Apple understands brand protection better than most companies. Once you start reducing prices it never ends and then you end up like Tommy Hilfiger on a clearance rack at TJ Maxx!!
    12-28-2017 04:34 PM
  8. bakron1's Avatar
    I am in agreement with others that I don’t see Apple reducing the price of the current X until the new model is released next year.
    12-28-2017 06:02 PM
  9. Almeuit's Avatar
    I see no price drop for awhile. Apple isn't to keen on doing those.
    12-28-2017 10:41 PM
  10. Tech_User16's Avatar
    I remember when some would talk mess because you could Samsung devices, buy one get one free. And now that applies to the latest iPhones. What kinda surprised me was not only did that include the latest iPhone but that includes the X. Depends on carrier and blah blah blah. Some said you could can X and a iPhone or Plus but not the X. And some would allow me two X’s and just pay the difference (credit capped at $700 over installments).
    I doubt a sale comes soon as others said, but seeing BOGO deals from carriers like other Android devices also surprised me.
    12-29-2017 03:48 AM
  11. krishnansasikumar's Avatar
    There always were BOGO deals from carriers for the latest iPhones or gift card deals from retailers.

    But that’s different from Apple directly cutting the price at their stores.
    12-29-2017 08:39 AM
  12. Raptor007's Avatar
    If Apple reduced pricing mid cycle they would be admitting they priced it too high, and while it is priced too high I still got one. Getting next years model will depend on improvements, if the rumored larger screen appears and if its the same size or physically smaller than the 8Plus I may consider it. I definitely won't buy until a SIM Free model is available.
    12-29-2017 09:06 AM
  13. firedept10's Avatar
    Don't see it happening. This was bound to happen eventually with sales. The market is saturated with phones and used phones. I'm not saying that sales won't pick up again for Apple. But most people can't afford to go out and spend this kind of money on phones. Apple won't reduce the price till the next model is introduced.
    12-29-2017 09:53 AM
  14. dejanh's Avatar
    Wishful thinking. It’s not going to happen for one simple reason. iPhone 8 and 8 Plus exist for those that are more budget conscious. If Apple didn’t have these in the lineup it may have been possible to see a price adjustment on the X, were it not meeting the sell-through numbers.
    12-29-2017 10:37 AM
  15. TripleOne's Avatar
    Like others have said, I doubt Apple will reduce the price of the X.
    12-29-2017 06:30 PM
  16. tadpoles's Avatar
    They won’t reduce the price, which is indeed too much, IMO. Next iteration may be more sensibly priced.
    01-02-2018 03:24 AM
  17. TripleOne's Avatar
    They won’t reduce the price, which is indeed too much, IMO. Next iteration may be more sensibly priced.
    Agreed.
    I’m expecting a lower price point for the next-gen iPhone.
    01-02-2018 06:46 PM
  18. Garz's Avatar
    Agreed.
    I’m expecting a lower price point for the next-gen iPhone.
    I don’t think so. Considering there will likely be a bezeless LCD lower priced phone with Face ID, apple will likely have to keep a good price difference for their premium phone. Last time I can recall a price cut in iPhone was at the beginning. Its been only going up since then.
    01-02-2018 06:55 PM
  19. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    They won’t reduce the price, which is indeed too much, IMO. Next iteration may be more sensibly priced.
    The next flagship iPhone will more than likely cost the same as the current iPhone X.
    I don’t think so. Considering there will likely be a bezeless LCD lower priced phone with Face ID, apple will likely have to keep a good price difference for their premium phone. Last time I can recall a price cut in iPhone was at the beginning. Its been only going up since then.
    Agreed.
    01-02-2018 06:59 PM
  20. TripleOne's Avatar
    I don’t think so. Considering there will likely be a bezeless LCD lower priced phone with Face ID, apple will likely have to keep a good price difference for their premium phone. Last time I can recall a price cut in iPhone was at the beginning. Its been only going up since then.
    Makes sense.
    01-02-2018 07:02 PM
  21. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I don’t think so. Considering there will likely be a bezeless LCD lower priced phone with Face ID, apple will likely have to keep a good price difference for their premium phone. Last time I can recall a price cut in iPhone was at the beginning. Its been only going up since then.
    Agreed. If the iPhone X has shown us anything it’s that iPhone users are relatively insensitive to price changes. So, what would Apple’s motivation be to lower prices?
    01-02-2018 07:19 PM
  22. sekelani's Avatar
    I’ve had butter smooth experience with the x. It’s obvious it would go down in price when the the new one comes out.
    01-02-2018 08:38 PM
  23. Garz's Avatar
    Agreed. If the iPhone X has shown us anything it’s that iPhone users are relatively insensitive to price changes. So, what would Apple’s motivation be to lower prices?
    And Apple will sell a lower priced phone for a reason. For people that don’t want to pay $999+. They don’t expect everybody to want to pay that so other options will always be available. When you buy an X, your not worried about price. You want the latest and greatest.
    Rob Phillips likes this.
    01-02-2018 09:49 PM
  24. sekelani's Avatar
    And Apple will sell a lower priced phone for a reason. For people that don’t want to pay $999+. They don’t expect everybody to want to pay that so other options will always be available. When you buy an X, your not worried about price. You want the latest and greatest.
    I agree. Price is definitely something I’m sensitive about although I want the latest and greatest.
    01-02-2018 11:32 PM

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