We’re not too far away from Apple announcing three new iPhones. And while the rumor mill has revealed quite a bit about the upcoming handsets, there is still plenty of speculation regarding the price points of each handset.
According to a new report this week from Macerkopf, Apple may be doing a bit of a price shuffle, moving some handsets down the line, while introducing a brand new, pretty expensive option to the lineup. As you’ll recall, when the iPhone X launched last year the 64GB model was matched with a $999 starting price tag, which sent some people into a tizzy. Now, one year later the $1,000 smartphone isn’t really that big of a pill to swallow, so it makes sense that Apple would be ready to introduce an even more expensive option.
According to the report, which cites unnamed sources, Apple will introduce the 6.1-inch iPhone, the one with the LCD display, with a price somewhere around $700. Meanwhile, the iPhone Xs (the successor to the iPhone X with the 5.8-inch OLED display) will reportedly cost around $800. And, finally, the 6.5-inch OLED iPhone Xs (which is now rumored to be called the iPhone Xs Max), may be priced around $999 right out of the gate.
So, if this lines up, we should see the 6.1-inch iPhone replace the iPhone 8’s price point, the iPhone Xs replace the iPhone 8 Plus price point, and the iPhone Xs Max reach the $999 price point from the iPhone X last year. Of course, prices will go up from there based on the amount of storage on offer.
These prices seem right in line with what to expect this year, and shouldn’t really surprise anyone at this point. Early rumors suggested Apple would be downshifting the price points as it introduced new models this year, and that indeed seems to be the case. Of course, anything could happen once September 12 rolls around. Good thing we don’t have long to wait.[via Macerkopf]