Inside this week’s iPhone news, Apple may’ve fueled a thousand-dollar-phone trend that could continue to drive up the amount of flagship phones throughout the board. Additionally: A virus hits one of Apple’s most important chip makers, increasing concerns about manufacturing delays, and we consider how Apple might be planning to change your iPhone into a passport and ID card.
The thousand-dollar iPhone X could be the new standard
With a base price of $999, the iPhone X put the record for the priciest iPhone ever, but that clearly hasn’t stopped consumers from snatching it up. Despite the skeptics who doubted whether it would sell too, the 10th anniversary iPhone was Apple’s best seller each week since it went on sale Nov. 3.
At this speed, why wouldn’t Apple apply exactly the same business model to the 2018 iPhone lineup? We are expecting at least one of the three rumored iPhones to discuss the exact same price tag.
Plus it seems like the contest has taken notice . Samsung’s recently released Galaxy Note 9 is also priced at $999, a $50 increase over past year’s Note 8.