Some People Have a Big Complaint With Apple's $1000 iPhone X

Angelica Greene
February 6, 2018

This has led to Apple increasing the price of the iPhones by an average margin of 3%.

As a number of reports indicated last week, Apple is allegedly focusing on performance and reliability improvements in the next version of its mobile operating system, iOS 12, rather than dumping in a ton of new features.

This is the 4th instance of component replacement program for Apple iPhones, and the models eligible are: A1660 China, Hong Kong, Macao, US, A1780 China, A1779 Japan. If the iPhone X is in a pocket, those sensors prevent the touchscreen from turning on so as to avoid inadvertent presses. There is also an increase in the prices of the Apple Watch Series 3 Global Positioning System. The information is printed on the back of the device underneath the main iPhone branding.

In case these two events are related, Apple may have jumped the gun and increased their prices a bit early. There was still a hurdle though with the 30% domestic sourcing clause, which mandates foreign companies to source at least 30% of their product locally.

Last, the iPhone X 64GB will now cost Rs 95,390 and the iPhone X 256GB will cost Rs 1,08,930.

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The dual camera iPhone 8 Plus, will now start at Rs 77,560 up from the price of Rs 75,450. The variants were previously retailing at Rs. 75,450 and Rs. 88,750 respectively.

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will both receive a price hike of 2.8 percent and will now start from Rs. 67,940 previously sold for Rs. 66,120 for the 64GB variant. This is a 3.2% price increase. The iPhone 6S Plus (32GB) has been priced at 52,240. The iPhone 6S 32GB is available for Rs 36,889 instead of the actual price of Rs 42,900.

The price of Apple Watch Series 3 Global Positioning System (38mm) will be increased to Rs. 32,380 from Rs. 29,900, and the Apple Watch Series 3 Global Positioning System (42mm) will now cost Rs. 34,410 instead of Rs. 31,900.

Nearly all iPhone models are affected by the second price hike from Apple, with the average increase being 3%.

Sales generated from iPhone devices totaled US$61.576 billion in the quarter, increasing 113% sequentially and 13% on year. Apple Watch Series 3 Global Positioning System 38mm now costs Rs 32,380 whereas Apple Watch Series 3 Global Positioning System 42mm is now priced at Rs 34,410, a jump of over 8 percent.

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