Discussion breaks loose about prices iPhones

The profit warning from Apple leads to fierce discussions about the high prices of the iPhone. Although Apple does not mention this as a cause, CEO Tim Cook points to the weaker economic growth in China, iPhone users think that there is indeed a relationship. For example, the 9to5Mac blog thinks it is unwise that Apple will continue to focus on the top market, now that brands such as Google, Huawei, Xiaomi, Lenovo and OnePlus are on the way to Apple in the field of smartphones

The profit warning from Apple leads to fierce discussions about the high prices of the iPhone. Although Apple does not mention this as a cause, CEO Tim Cook points to the weaker economic growth in China, iPhone users think that there is indeed a relationship.

For example, the 9to5Mac blog thinks it is unwise that Apple will continue to focus on the top market, now that brands such as Google, Huawei, Xiaomi, Lenovo and OnePlus are on the way to Apple in the field of smartphones. They offer identical quality at lower prices.

The biggest problem is that Apple waits longer for users to exchange their device. In 2015, users bought a new device every two years, says Cliff Maldonado of BayStreet Research against Wired. That has now risen to 35 months. Also discounts on devices are no longer as interesting as before. In addition, Apple supports older devices with new software for a long time.

The cheapest device iPhone SE has been taken out of circulation for some time. That device started in the US at 399 dollars. The cheapest iPhone currently is the XR from 589 euros. Compared with other (Android) device still quite pricey.

Under the news about the profit warning, the Dutch Apple sites iCulture and OneMoreThing often read comments with the same meaning: "Consumers no longer pick up the ridiculous price rises. For a large part of the average consumers it is no longer justifiable for that price. Previously you paid a premium price and you had the best iPhone now pay your premium, but you do not even have the top model '

'A few years ago you still had the flagship iPhone for 600 euros. Nowadays you can count on € 1159, - for this. Just for comparison: you buy almost a Macbook Pro for .. cuckoo '

'Do not whine Apple, you have put your junk too expensive in your market stall yourself. You want to squeeze everything out like a berry, and fortunately the people are so smart and sensible enough to put that whole X series on the shelves. '