OMG No headphone jack! iPhone 7

DSGamer wrote:

For some perspective when the iPhone 4S released (still my favorite iPhone ever in terms of ergonomics) the costliest model, 64GB, was $399.

So the largest, current, baseline model has gone from $400 to $850!

Back then you pretty much had to buy a subsidized iPhone from a carrier in a 2 year contract. Thus those prices for the 4S. These days nobody really subsidizes new phones but you no longer have to deal with a 2 year contract.

Don’t forget that our phones are getting better resolution, better cameras, faster chips, and all the while they’re getting slimmer.
I’m not saying Apple isn’t overcharging (most definitely NOT), but we are getting *some* extra bang for our buck.

Eleima wrote:

Don’t forget that our phones are getting better resolution, better cameras, faster chips, and all the while they’re getting slimmer.
I’m not saying Apple isn’t overcharging (most definitely NOT), but we are getting *some* extra bang for our buck.

My PC gets all that, and I'm paying about the same as I've paid since 2003.

Eleima wrote:

Don’t forget that our phones are getting better resolution, better cameras, faster chips, and all the while they’re getting slimmer.
I’m not saying Apple isn’t overcharging (most definitely NOT), but we are getting *some* extra bang for our buck.

Samsung and Apple charge roughly the same prices, but which one is still giving you full OS (or even security updates) and first party battery replacements 5, or even just 4, years down the road?

Well to be fair the MSRPs are roughly the same but the selling prices are not. Samsungs go on sale soon after they are released. I think I got my S8 at the beginning of the summer for $600 from Samsung. All the other points are valid though especially since I don't have the new version of Android yet (released in the fall).

TheGameguru wrote:
DSGamer wrote:

For some perspective when the iPhone 4S released (still my favorite iPhone ever in terms of ergonomics) the costliest model, 64GB, was $399.

So the largest, current, baseline model has gone from $400 to $850!

Back then you pretty much had to buy a subsidized iPhone from a carrier in a 2 year contract. Thus those prices for the 4S. These days nobody really subsidizes new phones but you no longer have to deal with a 2 year contract.

Here was the original contract free "unlocked" pricing from Apple.

https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-sell...

The unlocked edition of the iPhone 4S supports only GSM carriers, so using the phone with CDMA-based Verizon Wireless or Sprint is not an option. And since there's no two-year contract, you'll pay the full, non-subsidized price for the phone. The 16GB iPhone 4S runs $649, the 32GB version costs $749, and the 64GB model is priced at $849.

As you can see the pricing really hasn't changed that much since then.

You’re right, GameGuru. I forgot the context of the prices mentioned in that article. That makes me feel a little better about possibly switching to the 8.