Get ready Apple fans. The new iPhones for 2018 will be coming in September. That should give you plenty of time to start saving now since they are probably going to cost around $1000 depending on what kind of deal you might get from your cell phone carrier. That’s because the new iPhones for 2018 will all be based on the design of the iPhone X and not the design of older models.
Moving to the new design only is a little controversial for Apple because people still aren’t totally comfortable with all the design changes that the brand made to the iPhone X and that they will lose dating apps and other things they would have in their devices. Customers seemed to greatly prefer the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus because they were similar in design and function to older models like the 6 and 6Plus, which are very familiar models to Apple users.
The Newest Phones
The cutting-edge Apple iPhone X was a status buy cutting-edge people but there were more consumers who decided to hold off switching to the X because they couldn’t adjust to the changes in the style of the phone and in the material of the phone. Thousands opted to buy the 8 over the X and the iPhone X’s $1000 price tag was only part of that reasoning.
It could be that people are just not willing to change to the fancy iPhone X. It could also be that people prefer the familiarity of the design that they have known for the last ten years. And with the upgraded materials in the iPhone X the phone is also more expensive to fix if it breaks, which is one of the many reasons why people are hesitant to invest it.
Is It Worth Getting A New Phone?
Getting the newest iPhone is something that status-conscious people do every year though so this year will probably be no different. But on the bright side that means that the iPhone X should drop in price by about Christmas so if you have been waiting to upgrade because of the high cost of the iPhone X you should be able to get yourself or your loved ones a new iPhone X for the holidays at a discounted cost.
Adding new features like facial recognition or the ability to do a sex offender search can be more features than the average consumer really wants or at least more than they want to pay for. Apple will be watching carefully to see how well the new iPhones sell in the fall of 2018 and they will need to think about what features consumers really want in order to keep demand high for new iPhones when there are new models coming out every year.