X Marks the (To Be) Bought?
Have you ever seen a shinier
apple Apple in your life?
In a phrase, the iPhone X looks, “insanely great.”
Apple’s major product advancements yesterday, most notably its iPhone X (not the letter, but the number) ended with a surprising bang. And, in doing so, with a rather curious statement. At around $1,000 (monthly payments are available) for the iPhone X, Apple is celebrating its 10th iPhone anniversary with a serious question of not what the phone can do (seems incredible), but rather who they envision paying for this phone?
Next month and, equally important, in the years and many subsequent models to follow.
A $1,000 floor, not ceiling, is a gutsy price (although, give ’em that its a simplistic price tag, in quintessential Apple style) to determine if an Apple smartphone will be affordable. Akin to high-definition TVs with all the bells and whistles (in some cases, literally), too high of a starting price could, well, price out major portions of its valued market. Will that hurt its profit margin? Who knows. But, it might damage something the tech giant holds just as dear as a defining part of its amazingly successful brand…
Part of the legacy of the late Steve Jobs is that he put/led his team’s effort to put 1,000, 10,000 and x number of songs in our pockets, along with a smartphone that’s literally a handheld supercomputer for each of us to define ourselves. Interestingly, yesterday’s exciting presentation (new iPhones, Apple Watches, etc.) took place center stage in the new Steve Jobs Theater at Apple’s new spaceship campus. However, what would Steve Jobs say about the $1,000 price tag?
How many of Apple’s x -umber of consumers will say the iPhone X is insanely great?
How many of Apple’s x-number of consumers will say the price of the iPhone X is insane…great?
Posted on September 13, 2017, in Uncategorized and tagged Apple, brand new, California, iPhone, iPhone X, popular culture, Silicon Valley, smartphones, Steve Jobs, technology, Tim Cook, Wired. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.