Apple has been increasingly making expensive iPhones, since last year. iPhone XS, XS Max and XR are all more expensive than their predecessors, which makes them a tough purchase for many people. However, Apple went ahead and reduced the prices for previous generation models. iPhone 7 and iPhone 8, including their Plus variants, got a price cut. Apple Watch Series 3 also got the reduced price treatment, after Series 4’s $400 starting price was announced.
iPhone 7’s starting price was reduced to $449, while iPhone 8’s start price was reduced to $599. Both models have Plus variants available for sale too. iPhone 7 is available in 32GB and 128GB storage options, while iPhone 8 is available in 64GB and 256GB storage options. An important thing to note is that Apple has discontinued iPhone 6s, iPhone SE and iPhone X. This is likely due to the fact that these 6s and SE are not future proof in 2018, while iPhone X conflicts with the pricing of new XS and XR models.
The devices being offered are by no means any less in value to consumers who would want an iPhone on a budget. Compared to competition, iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 are still beasts in terms of performance and features. Considering that Apple just released iOS 12 for iPhone SE and iPhone 6, expect these devices to have a long life with software updates which bring new features and improvements.
Apple also announced that Apple Watch Series 3 will get a significant price drop. The watch used to be valued at $399 (GPS + Cellular) and $329 (GPS). Apple has dropped the prices to $379 (GPS + Cellular) and $279 (GPS). Coupled with watchOS 5‘s updates, this price makes Series 3 a great value.
If you are going for a good iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 3 combo, you are looking at almost $779 with taxes, but considering how useful Apple Watch Series 3 is, you could be in for the deal of a lifetime!
We highly recommend waiting for the holiday season before you buy any of these, but if you see any of the above on sale from a trusted Apple Retailer or similar store, we can definitely endorse the purchase! iPhone 7 and 8 are still amazing phones and the Series 3 is great value for an Apple smartwatch.
Let us know if any of these price drops are enticing to you, and if you plan on taking advantage of them anytime soon!