Sep 13, 2017

Apple's broader iPhone lineup

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One interesting artifact of Apple's pricier new iPhone models is that the company now covers more ground and includes more models than ever before. In addition to the iPhone 8 (starting at $699) and iPhone X (starting at $999), Apple is also still selling the following models:

  • iPhone SE starting at $349
  • iPhone 6s starting at $449
  • iPhone 6s Plus starting at $559
  • iPhone 7 starting at 549
  • iPhone 7 Plus starting at $669

Price hike: While the older phones are seeing some price drops, Apple actually raised prices on one device: The iPad Pro. Prices for that quietly went up by $50 on Tuesday. While price increases are rare in tech, they aren't unheard of. Increase in component costs are probably to blame.

Check out this video for a sneak peek at the iPhoneX.

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