Apple is betting it can boost its bottom line with a new lineup of expensive iPhones. The cheapest of the new phones is the $799 the iPhone XR. The highest-end phone, the XS Max is $1,099, even more expensive than the $1,000 iPhone X. Are customers prepared to shell out that kind of cash for a phone? Or will Apple’s new high-priced gear drive its fans into the arms of Samsung and other cheaper alternatives?
If you’re the sort, like me, who relies on Twitter hot takes to to take the popular temperature on any given matter, Apple might indeed have a problem.
For instance, you might be surprised at everything those iPhone prices don’t include.
Apple's spec sheet:
– Fast charging (if you buy an extra accessory)
– Wireless charging (if you buy an extra accessory)
– Headphone compatibility (if you buy an extra accessory)
— Vlad Savov (@vladsavov) September 13, 2018
‘Affordable’ means different things to different people. But if you factor in the Kidney Jokes…
— Param (@Panjabisailor) September 13, 2018
But there are still plenty of folks who just can’t quit Apple.
— christina (@LABugLady) September 12, 2018
But what about the headphone jack?
Everyone with a iPhone 6 and 6 Plus with its headphone jack pic.twitter.com/v6ozI8UpCY
— Brett Molina (@brettmolina23) September 12, 2018
Why should we buy this phone again?
Me: What’s the difference between the iPhone X and the iPhone Xs?
Apple employees: pic.twitter.com/li1xZa1AZL
— Z (@AZchaary) September 13, 2018
Maybe it doesn’t really need to be better.
— Sanele Hlongwane (@vextorite) September 13, 2018
Is Apple worried about pricing people out of the brand?
— warren Mduduzi (@Smanga87Warren) September 13, 2018
Would Apple consider taking a kidney for reals?
— Adel Alkadri (@AdelAlkadri) September 13, 2018
Maybe Siri can help.
— Saad Ahmed (@sahmedPTI) September 13, 2018
It’s not just Nigerians, friend.
— Garden of Eden (@iamkennybenz) September 13, 2018
But for the lucky, devoted few who shell out the cash for the iPhone, you can walk around like this and make everyone else feel bad. So there’s that.
— Umar_Pharouq♐ (@LadanUmar97) September 13, 2018