iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR are one of the most expensive smartphones on the market. The cheapest of them costs almost PLN 3700, and the most expensive is over PLN 7,200! These prices are absurd, especially since Apple saves even on the charger …
What connects the amounts of 3729 zlotys and 7219 zlotys? This is the lower and upper price limits of the Apple smartphones presented: iPhone XS , iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. This means more or less that even the cheapest iPhone is one of the most expensive smartphones on the market, and for the price of the best iPhone we will buy a MacBook Pro (13 inches, basic version), plus 70 bottles of a very good, craft beer. Is this just absurd to me ?
Apple and cheap? It's an oxymoron
Apple has never made smartphones that we could call cheap . Isolated cases, such as the iPhone 5C and iPhone SE, were not cheap phones at all, only cheaper than the rest of the continuously sold iPhones. This was done at the cost of various savings. Now Apple has also prepared such a smartphone, but its price did not even lie around determining cheap . iPhone XR has a lot in common with more expensive brothers: processor, design, wireless charging or Face ID. This equipment, however, was deprived of an additional camera and 3D Touch, has a frame of metal (not steel), and in addition got a classic LCD panel with lower resolution than Full HD, which at 6.1 inches gives acceptable image sharpness. What from the beginning I knew that the "budget" iPhone will not be cheap, but its official price in Poland has surprised me so badly. In the end, the cheapest this year's iPhone is more expensive than the cheapest last year's iPhone by 250 zlotys , although no one has ever tried to call the iPhone 8 cheap. Honestly, I do not see much sense in buying an XR iPhone when there is not much more expensive iPhone X on the market . Of course Apple is cunning and has already withdrawn this model from the sale on its website. Fortunately, what are other sellers 😉
I will exchange a car for the iPhone
Even so, Apple's flagship prices are more absurd. Before the premiere of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max it was said that in terms of prices they replace the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. Meanwhile, the reality turned out to be much more brutal and now the basic flagship iPhone is the expense of almost 5 thousand . zlotys, while for the best-equipped model in the Apple offer you have to pay over 7,000. zlotys ! The premiere of the great rival of this year's iPhones, the Galaxy Note 9, took place quite recently. The smartphone was priced at PLN 4299, which many called absurd. In this case, how to call the price of the iPhone XS Max, which in the basic version is more than 1000 zlotys more expensive? Something wrong happens with the prices of smartphones from the largest manufacturers. The worst, however, is that new iPhones still have a chance for sales success – after all, this iPhone X has sold over 60 million copies in 10 months. Repetition of this scenario will show other companies that higher prices do not hurt sales, and this creates the danger of further price increases. Of course, it is also largely the fault of customers who buy these increasingly expensive phones . Perhaps now there will be some reflection, since even one of Apple's biggest admirers in Poland does not know whether he will buy a new iPhone, and certainly will not go to Dresden for him. Oh, one more thing. Apple, do not be ashamed – joining the 5W charger's sales set is a rude gesture when the customer pays for a phone several thousand zlotys. https://www.gsmmaniak.pl/893378/apple-iphone-xs-xs-max-xr-cena-w-polsce-przedsprzedaz/