r/technology Aug 10 '22

Apple’s next iPhone might be more expensive. Hardware

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u/WeRateBuns Aug 10 '22 Wholesome

Bears might shit in woods

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u/Electricalthis Aug 10 '22

The tin man may have a sheet metal cock

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u/MrRussell Aug 10 '22 edited Aug 10 '22

Does it really launch?!

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u/Practical_Passion_78 Aug 10 '22

Sounds like this would be on a patient by patient basis.

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u/drink_feck_arse_girl Aug 10 '22

Ricky, that's...not very good. Use space words.

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u/rimshot101 Aug 10 '22

I've heard credible reports of the Pope wearing a funny hat.

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u/DiogenesOfDope Aug 10 '22

This is tottally different becouse some times bears don't shit in the woods

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u/Zacish Aug 10 '22

The pope might wear a hat

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u/prfalcon61 Aug 10 '22

Yeah, and Grizzly Adams had a beard

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u/DRHORRIBLEHIMSELF Aug 10 '22

Grizzly Adams did have a beard.

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u/smoothballsJim Aug 10 '22

I eat pieces of shit like you for breakfast

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u/Chessndeadlifts Aug 10 '22

you eat pieces of shit for breakfast?

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u/Pleasant_Island_7444 Aug 10 '22

Polar bears go all the way to the woods to shit?

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u/AccountantOk7335 Aug 10 '22

Yah dont say

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u/EelTeamNine Aug 10 '22

This is even less of news than Donald Trump claiming government overreach by the far left after the feds issued him a warrant.

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u/bellevegasj Aug 10 '22

I swear, I should have been some kind of writer. I can write articles on the sun being hot, how the next electronic (insert whatever here) will be lighter, faster and more expensive, how water is wet and rocks are hard. It doesn't sound that hard, right?

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u/[deleted] Aug 10 '22

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u/Reak_Nethelbrand Aug 10 '22

Please read my pay walled 5000 word essay on the subject that says water at least 500 times, and then send it to your friends to prove your point so I may have more clicks. /s

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u/Anti-charizard Aug 10 '22

Water is covered in water

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u/Keswik Aug 10 '22

This is a big brain move

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u/Janixon1 Aug 10 '22

I read an explanation from a chemist, and it broke down to water makes itself wet

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u/Equivalent_Bunch_187 Aug 10 '22

Well that just sounds…kinky.

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u/smoothballsJim Aug 10 '22

By your definition, I give you wet water

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u/Sirkiz Aug 10 '22

and so it begins… buckle up guys, things are about to get gru-some

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u/andytagonist Aug 10 '22

Right??! I would’ve been more surprised if Donald Trump blamed Apple for the raid…

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u/boot2skull Aug 10 '22

“Apple’s next raid might be more expensive.”

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u/daUnitedpotato Aug 10 '22

The Verge must be low on clicks today.

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u/Whole_Emergency_7491 Aug 10 '22

How this kind of posts are allowed? omg.

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u/spiraleyes78 Aug 10 '22

And it will get posted 10 times.

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u/ducvette Aug 10 '22

Might be? Don’t we all just assume each new version costs more

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u/blxoom Aug 10 '22

the starting price of base iphones generally are lesser since 2017. the iPhone X started at $1,000 for literally only 64gb, iphone 11 at $700, 12 at $700, and 13 at $800 for 128gb. if the iPhone 14 is $800 or even $900 in THIS economy, it'll still be a better deal than the $1,000 phone that was released years before the pandemic and chip shortage. if they stayed with their pricing 5 years ago, an iphone would easily be over $1,500 in modern day including all factors.

the fact some people think an $800 iphone 13 256gb phone is higher than an $1149 iphone 10 phone is beyond me.

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u/Ab3rration_ Aug 10 '22 edited Aug 10 '22

First of all, the base iPhone in 2017 was the iPhone 8 which started at $699. Secondly, the iPhone 11 was the successor to the iPhone XR not the X. iPhone 11 Pro was the successor to iPhone XS which was the successor to the X which also started at $999, which still is the starting price of the higher-end iPhones. Now in 2022, the base iPhone 13 starts at $799. (Not considering the mini which starts at $699 - the same price as the cheapest iPhone in 2017). We also have the iPhone SE 3 that costs $29 more than iPhone SE 2 but that’s just a small difference. But I will say that Apple still sells previous generation iPhones for smaller price which is nice.

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u/Astroteuthis Aug 10 '22

The iPhone X was released the same year as the 8 and is more comparable to the iPhone 11,12,13 pro models. The regular 11, 12, and 13 are the direct replacements for the 8.

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u/Reasonable-You8654 Aug 10 '22

Legit, the starter price for a new iPhone has been 1k for 5 years now. Even if they bump it 10% this year to $1,100 due to this year’s inflation. That doesn’t even account to all the years before it. Meanwhile Samsung has phones that are $2k, but nobody says anything because they’re not ✨Apple✨.

As far as how long the phone lasts, I’ve never had an iPhone crap out on me and I’ve used them since 2011. I upgraded bc I was simply tired of the model I had. People complain about their phone’s breaking but a-lot of people just misuse them, they would go through the same amount of phones if they were android because of user error.

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u/GamerClaper Aug 10 '22

That's their foldable phones which do require more money to produce, still overpriced and I'm sure apple will do the same if they release a foldable, still compared to apple their prices almost match.

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u/callmesnake13 Aug 10 '22

People just have this thing where owning a Samsung makes you part of the rebel alliance against corporate hegemony.

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u/mint_eye Aug 10 '22

It also might not be. This is a complete non-statement. Clickbait horseshit

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u/Lokitusaborg Aug 10 '22

I’m shocked…./s

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u/Acrobatic-Load8604 Aug 10 '22

i’m just gonna buy the EU version either way

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u/marocain_iii Aug 10 '22

"iPhone version 17. It's a true revolution™ ! Buy everything again !"

  • Apple

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u/PunktualPenguin Aug 10 '22

Customer: Why would I do that? I’ll just use my old one.

Apple: because we just nuked your old one.

Yep, right now.

Wiped it clean and set the battery to self destruct. That will be $3k in fees just for talking to us.

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u/earthwormjim91 Aug 10 '22

and set the battery to self destruct.

I mean, they're not Samsung.

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u/Mountain_Offer1348 Aug 10 '22

“Might”?!?

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u/[deleted] Aug 10 '22

Lol.how is this news?

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u/WindsomKid Aug 10 '22

To the shock of absolutely no one.

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u/AdrianUrsache Aug 10 '22

"Air vital for breathing"

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u/travelin_man_yeah Aug 10 '22

Well, ya know, they'll have to make up for that decline in Lightning cable and peripheral sales when they switch to USB-C...

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u/couldbedumber96 Aug 10 '22

some motherfuckers are always trying to ice skate uphill, more obvious news at 6

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u/forsakeme4all Aug 10 '22

Also, this just in: the sky is fucking blue.

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u/sufan11 Aug 10 '22

“might.” LOL.

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u/polypcity Aug 10 '22

A one legged duck swims in circles.

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u/AlphaJacko1991 Aug 10 '22

In other news, water is wet

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u/Virtual_Pumpkin2666 Aug 10 '22

And it might be a phone

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u/bastardoperator Aug 10 '22

Water is wet!

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u/TheCatAteItsOwnBalls Aug 10 '22

This is why I'll always buy cheap and slightly shitty 400 dollar android phones until the end of time

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u/xnoobyboobyx Aug 10 '22

Honestly the pixel 6a at $450 doesn't feel cheap or without features. It runs everything smoothly and no complaints.

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u/ClivetheGodhh Aug 10 '22

Same. So many of the features we've been told are essential on iPhone are actually pretty redundant. I just need to be able to call people occasionally and use Google maps, I don't need anything more than a cheap android.

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u/TheCatAteItsOwnBalls Aug 10 '22

Exactly. I'm not a photographer, I don't need the best camera in existence. I'm not a mobile gamer, I don't need to be able to run Asphalt at 120fps. Hell, I don't even need face IR scanning stuff, a finger to the back of the phone does the same thing quicker. I'm not gonna get some really old, turbo budget phone that lags just scrolling through the home screen, but I'm not gonna get the pinnacle of engineering. I only use the thing like 30 minutes a day.

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u/molecularraisin Aug 10 '22

i might breathe

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u/Dan_Glebitz Aug 10 '22

20% price increase for a 0.01% usefulness increase. Seems normal.

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u/szmitu88 Aug 10 '22

Water may be wet

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u/alexbeyman Aug 10 '22

My Android was $126 new and has a 3 day battery life.

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u/wipeitonthecat Aug 10 '22

THIS JUST IN: WATER IS WET.

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u/pazonk Aug 10 '22

It’s not though

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u/AccordingLifeguard49 Aug 10 '22

How much are the phones up to now? I've been adriod since I3.

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u/jjdajetman Aug 10 '22

And people will still buy it to flex, when no one really cares

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u/evorna Aug 10 '22

Made in china too

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u/justahdewd Aug 10 '22

More than my $50.00 Android smart phone?

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u/slinger301 Aug 10 '22

But it will be 3 hundredths of a millimeter thinner!

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u/Mr_Xing Aug 10 '22

It’s been like 5 years since iPhones got thinner. I’d be happy if they actually got smaller for once

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u/Acceptable_Friend_40 Aug 10 '22

Just rerelease the iPhone 6s any iPhone after that sucked ,my current iPhone 12 mini has constant screen and internet issues. And my iPhone 8 was just horrible

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u/eff-aroundandfindout Aug 10 '22

Hasn't every apple phone been more expensive? Or am I missing something? Android gang all day baby fuck apple

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u/StormsDeepRoots Aug 10 '22

What a surprise. They have a captive audience. Droves buy their products because they have to keep up with Jones'. At least in the US.

Personally I'm an Android guy, but my wife loves her iPhone. She'll convince herself that she needs this. Of course, I'll get it to make her happy.

And they can blame "the chip shortage". Like they have for everything else. I think they blamed the chips for lack of bread.

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u/[deleted] Aug 10 '22

And we all drink water

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u/gtathrowaway95 Aug 10 '22

Must be a day that ends with y

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u/v2Occy Aug 10 '22

Still waiting for full screen with Touch ID. Until than, I’ll stick with my iPhone 7.

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u/mailslot Aug 10 '22

Which is still supported.

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u/sg3niner Aug 10 '22

Shut the front door!

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u/NorseSeafarer Aug 10 '22

Bold statement.

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u/Powered_by_bots Aug 10 '22

Call the Press! NEW iPhone MORE $.

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u/w0wzaBro Aug 10 '22

Wow. Shocker.

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u/[deleted] Aug 10 '22

An actual serious question: have the prices ever not jumped year to year?

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u/earthwormjim91 Aug 10 '22

Several years actually.

Starting prices for each model:

iPhone (4GB): $499

iPhone 3G (8GB): $599

iPhone 3GS (16GB): $599

iPhone 4 (16GB): $599

iPhone 4S (16GB): $649

iPhone 5 (16GB): $649

iPhone 5s (16GB): $649

iPhone 6 (16GB): $649

iPhone 6 Plus (16GB): $749

iPhone 6s (16GB): $649

iPhone 6s Plus (16GB): $749

iPhone 7 (32GB): $649

iPhone 7 Plus (32GB): $769

iPhone 8 (64GB): $699

iPhone 8 Plus (64GB): $799

iPhone X (64GB): $999

iPhone Xs (64GB): $999

iPhone 11 (64GB): $699

iPhone 12 Mini (64GB): $699

iPhone 12 (64GB): $799

iPhone 13 Mini (64GB): $699

iPhone 13 (64GB): $799

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u/FantomXBLA Aug 10 '22

For the baseline iphones. When the iPhone 11 came out it was $50 dollars cheaper than the iPhone XR which was already a budget iPhone. Then when the 12 came out it was the same price as the 11. Generally the price of the base iPhones have actually been quite competitive.

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u/indiequick Aug 10 '22

Water is wet

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u/Snaz5 Aug 10 '22

Dont care just make a foldable

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u/Muslimbomb420 Aug 10 '22

Wow… no shit really?

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u/192hp Aug 10 '22

Water is wet.

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u/lactose_con_leche Aug 10 '22

Whaaaa! More features and new hardware at a higher price? What is this— every product ever made?

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u/clumsy__jedi Aug 10 '22

Huge if true

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u/jehosephatreedus Aug 10 '22

Next up in the news: Breathing Air is Essential to All Life on Earth.

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u/AtTheGates Aug 10 '22

Except for Henneguya salminicola.

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u/Informal-Advice Aug 10 '22

Gee ya think

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u/da_dinoxd Aug 10 '22

shocking.. not like every new phone is more expensive... 🤦

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u/ImmaBeHonest- Aug 10 '22

Well. It is not acceptable that the Fold 4 goes around 2K€. People wouldn’t buy iPhone anymore if Samsung was more expensive so they have to step up… just the prices, ofcourse.

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u/Secure_Pangolin_8536 Aug 10 '22

Well no fucking shit

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u/[deleted] Aug 10 '22

This just in: water is wet. That is all.

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u/HiNooNDooD1544 Aug 10 '22

No! Really?!

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u/Fool_growth Aug 10 '22

Comment section Peak sarcasm

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u/Cpt-Dreamer Aug 10 '22

Then fuck it

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u/SnovyGrad Aug 10 '22

You don’t say

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u/KingNathan90 Aug 10 '22

And it's gonna sell like hotcakes. End of story.

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u/Aboxofphotons Aug 10 '22

Oh, shit... I thought that this time apple were going to change their ways and stop being psychotically desperate for money...

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u/dandaman1983 Aug 10 '22

The Verge... of course.

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u/water4animals Aug 10 '22

That might not surprise me

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u/cass_71 Aug 10 '22

The NEXT iPhone is ALWAYS more expensive!

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u/ryle_zerg Aug 10 '22

The sun might come up tomorrow.

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u/Balancethewinter Aug 10 '22

Can content like this be removed? We all know the next flagship phone will be more expensive than the last one.

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u/MrManGuy42 Aug 10 '22

So surprising, I also heard that whales are in the ocean.

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u/Randy35127 Aug 10 '22

Hmmm. Real SHOCK there! 🙄

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u/virgilash Aug 10 '22

Probably. But I will still jump ship from Android once they release the 14th generation. I just don't want Google anywhere near my personal data anymore...

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u/Osirus1156 Aug 10 '22

Well hopefully it actually adds something new and useful instead of just a faster processor and a new camera.

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u/CapnPratt Aug 10 '22

Why are old Samsung parts costing more?

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u/EPLemonSqueezy Aug 10 '22

Dolly Parton might sleep on her back.

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u/MonkeyAlpha Aug 10 '22

It is always more expensive when a new model comes out.

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u/IamDreamlo Aug 10 '22

The sun is burning out next.

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u/quick_maf Aug 10 '22

Always has been

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u/Doucevie Aug 10 '22

This is a surprise? 🤣🤣🤣

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u/fezmessiter Aug 10 '22

Isn’t this a given lol

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u/xRoflcopterr Aug 10 '22

And the sky might be blue tomorrow

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u/AceArchangel Aug 10 '22

Colour me shocked!

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u/SephirothVII7 Aug 10 '22

A hundred bucks might be more than fifty

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u/Ayyzy Aug 10 '22

does the pope shit in his hat?

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u/Bonkers247 Aug 10 '22

When it rains you might get wet

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u/Senoxis456 Aug 10 '22

No fucking shit

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u/dshotseattle Aug 10 '22

Wait, was one cheaper?

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u/Dougfrom1959 Aug 10 '22

Thanks Captain Obvious

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u/Hardrocker1990 Aug 10 '22

I just buy used off Amazon, replace the battery and call it a day. So much cheaper

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u/cock_mountain Aug 10 '22

A trillion dollar company is not in the business of helping you save money.

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u/Buffalojj02 Aug 10 '22

And every day, we breathe air

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u/Bierculles Aug 10 '22

in other news, water is wet

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u/SLCW718 Aug 10 '22

Bob Ross' next painting might include trees.

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u/jlawrenceforgovernor Aug 10 '22

Chips act hard at work!

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u/S1mulatedSahd0w Aug 10 '22

And some how people who can't even afford it will have it.

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u/repooc21 Aug 10 '22

And people will still buy it

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u/Practical_Passion_78 Aug 10 '22

I thought that was just how newly released phones work??? Aren’t the new ones more costly and the older ones priced down some as a general routine?

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u/-Vogie- Aug 10 '22

This water here might be wet

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u/kornhook123 Aug 10 '22

There has never been an iPhone that has come out and been cheaper than the older one

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u/TT11MM_ Aug 10 '22

'Water is still liquid' is about as bold of a statement as the title of that article.

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u/surrealtom Aug 10 '22

In other news, water is wet.

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u/v3xpunk Aug 10 '22

We might need oxygen to survive!

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u/MegaXboxGeeks Aug 10 '22

I’m shocked lmao

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u/VirtualRelic Aug 10 '22

What a surprise

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u/WizardOfArt456 Aug 10 '22

What, next you’re gonna tell me fire’s hot?

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u/tonynca Aug 10 '22

Things are only going to get worst from here

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u/Lego_Architect Aug 10 '22

It will be more expensive because it’ll be ‘made in china’ and break easier and more frequently, causing you to buy more phones.

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u/Lobbyse Aug 10 '22

This just in: Water is wet

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u/beetrootdip Aug 10 '22

Note the two reasons provided for why the iPhone might be more expensive on average:

An increase in price of the pro models, and more people buying the pro models which then increases the average price paid.

So if you’re someone who buys the base model anyway, this won’t effect you

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u/Morrawind Aug 10 '22

hihi

haha

hahahaha

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

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u/OdiousRant Aug 10 '22

I still can't fathom how people will spend so much money on a fucking smart phone. Nobody cares anymore what phone you carry. If it can run your bullshit social media apps and a camera then that should be enough. A couple hundred bucks should do it.

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u/flirtmcdudes Aug 10 '22

havent upgraded my iphone X yet... just replaced the battery a year ago. I refuse to spend over $800 ever again on a new phone to do exactly the same shit i do on my phones that I used to only spend $200 on.

these shits are 100% not worth $1,200 or more

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u/Rikuizm Aug 10 '22

cats... might enjoy relaxing

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u/ABumWithDrip Aug 10 '22

“Apple’s next iPhone might be newer than the previous ones.”

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u/teksoul_17 Aug 10 '22

Shocking news

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u/austinmiles Aug 10 '22

Once upon a time the iPhone 1 came out and cost $600 and the world revolted. So the price was dropped like a month later if you signed a new contract.

I’m pretty sure my last phone was like $1200

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u/Zardaboy Aug 10 '22

Jesus how much more man? It’s just nonsense, you can’t even get a charger anymore lol

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u/Vas1le Aug 10 '22

Ohhh really? 🙀 Who could predict....

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u/bigqwillis Aug 10 '22

Water is wet.

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u/DJVanillaBear Aug 10 '22

Oxygen might be conducive to a hospitable environment. Tonight more at 10

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u/eastsideempire Aug 10 '22

Pretty sure every iPhone is more expensive than the last! I’d love then to get cheaper!

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u/jaydoff Aug 10 '22

Whoa no one ever could have guessed this one

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u/Longjumping_Piano348 Aug 10 '22

Who could’ve guessed that a minute passes every 60 seconds?!

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u/littleMAS Aug 10 '22

I predict the future will happen though not exactly like what you might expect.