Apple just announced their latest line of iPhones. One of the new lines will be the top-of-the-line, most expensive option, the iPhone X. The phone is specially made for the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, which was first released in 2007.
With a screen stretching from edge to edge and the most powerful camera of any iPhone yet, the new phones are supposed to be the best of the best.
Although the phone is nice and extremely polished, the $999 price tag will definitely scare some potential buyers.
The sleek design will attract many wanting to shell out the money for the pricey device, but most high school students won’t be able to afford it.
“I think it’s way overpriced, especially for the quality of what you’re getting,” MJHS sophomore, Kevin Guay said.
The iPhone’s price has consistently raised with release of a new one every year. When the original iPhone released, the average price was $530, almost half of the price for this years model.
It should also be noted, however, that the iPhone X is not the only model being released this year.
The iPhone 8 was also announced, along with the iPhone 8 plus as much “cheaper” products. With the iPhone 8 starting at $699 and iPhone 8 Plus starting at $799, they’re expected reel in a part of the market not looking to pay a grand for a phone.
“I think it’s a good phone, I just don’t think it’s a thousand bucks good,” Guay said. “I won’t be getting any of them, I’m more of a Samsung guy anyway.”
However Apple seems to think of the iPhone X as more than a “Good phone,” they believe this phone is more of a symbol of their work of the last 10 years than just an expensive phone.
After all, they did name it the iPhone X for a reason, right?