Every year, Apple releases a new iteration of its most popular device, the iPhone.
This device has become one of the most popular smartphones on the market and with groundbreaking features and top-notch customer service support, Apple has solidified its positioning as the most successful smartphone company in the world.
These devices have gone through a number of price changes. Apple has worked with network providers to allow payment plans, contracts, and leases in order to make these phones more affordable for the average consumer.
However, the actual cost of the device has only increased.
The reasoning for this is the ever-evolving technology within the iPhone. However, if someone did not have access to a network that offered a payment plan, they would need to purchase the iPhone at full price. The prices for iPhones in Jamaica are as follows (as of Sept 2018):
iPhone 5C $17,000 – $25,000
iPhone 5s $20,000- $30,000
iPhone SE $22,000- $32,000
iPhone 6 $32,000- $42,000
iPhone 6 Plus $38,000- $45,000
iPhone 6s $42,000- $52,000
iPhone 6s Plus $48,000- $58,000
iPhone 7 $60,000- $75,000
iPhone 7 Plus $75,000- $85,000
iPhone 8 $85,000- $95,000
iPhone 8 Plus $100,000- $120,000
iPhone X $120,000- $150,000
The newest and most premium device, the iPhone X, includes the following:
The iPhone can also be purchased at a reduced price as used or a refurbished model. While these models may not always be in mint condition, they will certainly have less of an impact on one’s wallet if they decide to purchase an iPhone.
Depending on the condition of the device, the price will certainly vary.
Although these devices may be expensive, they are certainly not immune to everyday accidents. Dropping an iPhone one too many times may result in damage to the device and create issues for the user.
Beyond the cosmetic deformities, a cracked iPhone is potentially unsafe to the user. Luckily, Apple offers a solution in the case of an accident. All new iPhones come with 90 days of telephone support and a one-year limited warranty.
However, with the purchase of AppleCare (about $27,000 JMD), this service becomes expanded. This service guarantees 2 years of coverage from the purchase of the iPhone. Repairs are about $14,000 JMD for screen repairs and about $13,500 JMD for any other damages.
The cost of repairing these devices without a warranty can be incredibly expensive, so it’s quite important to utilize these services in order to ensure the safety and protection of the iPhone.
With a new release every year, consumers should expect that the price will continue to rise. The most important thing to remember is this – you’re getting what you paid for.