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Apple’s 2019 iPhone Prices Might Fool You Into Thinking They’re Much Cheaper Now
By Thanussha Priyah, 12 Sep 2019
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During Apple’s September keynote on Tuesday, Apple announced the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
The ever-evolving iPhones now come with a more powerful A13 chip at its core with extra cameras. They also appear to be cheaper, with 2019’s standard iPhone 11 and 2018’s standard iPhone XS having a price difference of US$300.
With the starting price of the iPhone XS being US$999 and the new iPhone 11 being US$699, customers might think the 2019 edition is a steal.
However, things are not what they seem, especially for consumers who aren’t too familiar with Apple’s variety. The company tweaked the naming scheme of its smartphone lineup this year, so it seems as though you’re paying US$699 for a model that would typically cost US$999.
What the iPhone 11 is is a direct replacement to the mid-tier LCD iPhone XR, which previously cost US$749, and not the US$999 OLED iPhone XS. The price cut here is a mere US$50.
However, the iPhone 11 Pro is the new flagship, and the price for this phone is US$999—same as the iPhone XS.
Therefore, in the 2019 series, the iPhone 11 is considered the “budget” phone at US$699, while the flagship models are the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
The specifications between the “budget” phone from 2018 and 2019’s iPhone 11 show they both sport 6.1-inch displays and liquid retina HD screens. As for the cameras, the iPhone 11 has two rear lenses, varying from the triple-lens iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max.
The iPhone 11 is constructed with glass and aluminium, similar to the iPhone XR, but the iPhone 11 Pro is made of stainless steel, similar to the iPhone XS.
With all things considered, the biggest takeaway would be that the iPhone 11 is pretty much the upgraded version of the iPhone XR but without the “budget” title tied to it.
Now that you are informed, when you buy iPhone 11, be aware that you are purchasing the “budget” iPhone of 2019.
[via Business Insider, images via Apple]
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