Would you pay $1000+ for the top-tier iPhone 8?

Posted 2 years.

22 Comments

  • Jason - 1 year ago

    I'm a big fan of Mac and Apple products, iPod, iTouch, iPads etc, but the rediculous high price of iPhones I have never even considered buying one, infact I wouldn't even buy one for third the price, simple, they don't cost that much to make so why pay the hiked up price ???? Apple only know to well that customers will feel they must have, but do you really need one, think before you buy in future.

  • Jp - 2 years ago

    How much apple paid for produced an iPhone?

  • Joop - 2 years ago

    Already paid €1019,- for my iPhone 7+ jet black 128 gb, here in the Netherlands (Holland). So that would be around $1084 in the United States.

    The new MacBook Pro 15" base model is close to $3000,- here.

  • Darcy Bullock - 2 years ago

    This is a very U.S. centric questions. Last fall I paid $1,175 Canadian for a 7 Plus 256K, so we are already way over $1,000 here. Would be the same in Australia, New Zealand, UK, Europe, etc. I would imagine.

  • Devon - 2 years ago

    I already pay nearly $1000 for the iPhone-7+ as desire 256GB and the improved camera. So $1000 is no big deal but the Poll asked for this price for a configuration that does not provide much additional value. The poll really should have talked about an "Addition" of cost to the existing costs and not assumed that all SKUs would exceed $1000 as that certainly would not be the case. The addition of All glass, OLED, Wireless Charing, More expensive touch by themselves might only add $30 in BoM and thus with Apple's margin assumption this would bring the smaller 128GB model only from 749 to $829. Yes the +/256 GB version might then go from $969 to $1049. OLED is not yet proven that it will provide more accurate color or even any significant brightness improvements, Likely there to allow the curves needed and potentially reduce thickness a bit and if used to increase the battery size would be good. If the OLED was used to provide some always on display or other things then perhaps there is significant value, but that was not part of the poll. Also this poll only included inductive charging and I think this really does not add any value at all. If the new phone instead used the long distance (energous) approach then I would never have to even think about charging and then I would most certainly pay an additional $50 just for that feature alone. Value adders... larger battery or additional 3 hours use $25, Improved color/reflectivity/brightness $20, Long Distance Wireless Charging $50 ( not including the transmitter which would be $129), smaller outside diameter $10, Faster Camera Lens/better low light/faster focus $20, 5G support $15, AR $10, removal of physical buttons $5, Improved Drop protection $10, Improved water ingress $10, the "Special" limited addition colors or other identifier $20, etc.

  • Wylan - 2 years ago

    Sure, my current 7 Plus 256GB was already 1170.68 out the door with apple care and taxes.

  • JohnS - 2 years ago

    I can easily see a 256 gb model for more than $1,000 and would pay for that. Maybe not the 128 version.

  • Ryan Halfyard - 2 years ago

    iPhones have been going for over $1000 in Canada for years. I paid $960 for my iPhone 5S three years ago, and the iPhone 7 Plus is $1049 unlocked. So yeah. I'd pay $1000 for an iPhone because I don't really have a choice. There's CAD exchange rates for ya lol

  • Laura - 2 years ago

    All glass?! No. That's the only turn off. And just because of that no.

  • Jason - 2 years ago

    If it only came as a Plus model I wouldn't get it, still think it is too big to carry around. Otherwise I would just buy it outright if the features were worth it.

  • John - 2 years ago

    I would be willing to pay $1,100 in the scenario above if it was a minimum 256GB of storage, came with wireless charging, all glass body like the 4 and 4s, capable of VR and an even more perfected camera

  • Tee - 2 years ago

    And no one thought that the first iPhone would sell at the price it sold for. Wrong then and wrong for those that say it's too much.

  • Jack - 2 years ago

    More and more upgrades on a flagship model that only comes in a plus size will push me further away from Apple.

  • Steven - 2 years ago

    5.8' is really too big for me, even 4.8 is slightly too bulky for my tiny hands. I wait for the SE 2 or a similar "pocket" iPhone

  • chefkoch - 2 years ago

    It really depends on the specs of the phone. Since we don't know them this poll doesn't make much sense.

  • dan - 2 years ago

    same the 5.5 is just to big for me.

  • Kazie - 2 years ago

    I will only buy an iPhone SE successor with 4-inch screen.

  • Brandon - 2 years ago

    I won't even pay that for a new computer. And I would buy. New MacBook Pro before spending that on a small phone. Apple has almost lost me as an iPhone customer. I've not upgraded since the 6+. And I'll replace the battery for $70 before spending $1000 on a new one. Ever since the phone companies took away contracts, this who buying the phone outright has hurt people right in their wallets. Because the plans are now more expensive. Then tack on the monthly cost of the phone and ... And where are you getting that $5-$11 /mo price tag? My brother pays $25 for iPhone 7.

  • Lex - 2 years ago

    I already paid $1,000+ for my 256GB iPhone 7, to buy it outright. I'll wait for a few years.

  • Frank - 2 years ago

    Nah. I got tired of huge phones and downsized to an SE. So no interest in the next gen iPhones unless they've got a small one to go with the gigantic models.

  • RickL - 2 years ago

    $5, $11 dollars more a month you have got to be kidding. More like $8 or $14 dollars more a month.

  • Simon - 2 years ago

    The 5.5 inch screen size is too big for me - I want a phone, not a phablet. If the iPhone 8 only comes in the "plus" screen size then the answer is no, I would not buy it. Can't see Apple releasing iPhone 7s, 7Plus and 8 all at the same time. Doesn't make sense to me.

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