@chet @bruce @macgenie I guess I view it differently though I can understand the reactions to such a high price for a “phone” (which happens to be more powerful than my laptop). I just looked in the Apple Store app and the least expensive installment plan is for the iPhone 7 which starts at $18.70/month. The iPhone 8 starts at $24.95. Both new, both carrier installment plans. The iPhone 8 was introduced last year and isn’t obsolete IMO. Just like car makers there is a range of features and prices to match a range of budgets. There are also good quality used models on the market. I choked when the pricing on the iPhone X was announced but no one makes me buy one.
@macgenie they've changed the plan from 24 months to 30 months everywhere without talking about it. My wife was asking about her phone recently and wondering aloud if we can buy the new iPhone. I found that we've just finished paying off her iPhone 7 Plus over 24 months. The 30 month thing is such bait and switch!