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While the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max are surely expensive starting at $999 and $1,099, respectively, the iPhone 11 starts at what, for a newly minted model, is a pretty reasonable $699, lower with a trade-in.
As we already reported, yesterday Apple revealed all the newbies regarding their products and – what obviously was the most interesting event of all – launched their new iPhones. And – no one was really thrilled.
Let’s just remind you that there were three new phones Apple introduced: iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max.
The company decided to go with new iPhones going towards, already traditionally critical, holiday season. The new iPhone 11 models have indeed faster chips, better cameras, and longer-lasting batteries than the 2018 models – still, nothing revolutionary by all means.
Spiteful lots could maybe say that the most important feature of the iPhone is its price indeed. Two years after the company shocked the non-millionaires with their $1000 iPhone, Apple decided that it’s time to go softer on the mortals and reduce the price. Therefore, when the iPhone 11 goes on sale for $699, it will be $50 less than the phone it’s replacing, the iPhone XR – not a bad deal for that matter and it will surely attract new users as well.
Also, maybe the company decides to return the data of their unit sales in their reports since the latter hasn’t been recovered ever since its peak back in 2015.
Also, bear in mind that $699 for the iPhone 11 is a pretty huge price fall, especially after the company raised the price of its second-best new phone from $699 for the iPhone 8 in 2017 to $749 for the XR last year. Apple’s luxury phones, the “Pro” models, will however still cost $999 and $1099.
There is also a better camera however, there is no such visible difference since smartphone cameras are all very good for a few years now regardless of the brand.
Last year’s iPhone XR also fell to $599, showing how price drops can trickle down the lineup as Apple likes to keep older phones around as low-cost models.
Another new thing that was presented was Apple Arcade, the company’s take on an all-inclusive or, should we say, Netflix-for-games service that should be launched on September 19th in 150 countries. It’ll cost $4.99 per month for a family subscription, and offer a 1-month free trial.
The truth is, devoted Apple users, known also as “premium Apple customers” have always been tremendously interested in whatever product Apple decides to show. One of the data has shown that iPhone launch, that was streamed on YouTube for the first time ever, has been watched by more than 1.5 million people.
Be it as it may, more than 1.5 million tweets about the event were sent, according to statistics from Sprout Social.
As expected it didn’t take long for the Twitter community to start making jokes at the term as they shared some really hilarious GIFs and reactions.
One user shared a still of a confused Mr Bean’s glaze and wrote, “Me if I hear anyone ask for a “Slofie”.
— Josh Marley (@Josh12Marley) September 10, 2019
They joked about cameras:
imagine someone trynna take a picture of u using their iPhone 11 pro and dont know which lense to look at pic.twitter.com/0XGRbzZl0Z
— мαиαѕαנα тαн (@thebanono) September 11, 2019
iPhone 11 camera vrs what people with trypophobia see 🤦🏻♂️ pic.twitter.com/97u9QJC4VF
— 𝕵𝖔𝖔𝖏𝖔 (@iam_joojo_) September 11, 2019
iphone 11🥴 pic.twitter.com/u1X5ARDFmC
— qi, that’s okay. (@dohwondeuk) September 11, 2019
… multiple usage possibilities:
— Wajeeha Adeel🥀 (@AdeelWajeeha) September 11, 2019
…and possible new products:
iPhone 21 leaked pic.twitter.com/oiZWsH5r0d
— LABA DIIA 🇬🇭 🇬🇭✌️✌️ (@labaone) September 11, 2019
One thing is sure. It’ll certainly be interesting to see whether this price cut will attract new users and, will they also buy Apple Watch, iPad or pay for Apple TV+ as well.
At the time of writing Apple (AAPL) stock was up by 1.18% to $216.70.