iPhone 7 prices leak, costs less than iPhone 6s

“We are less than a week from getting the official look at Apple’s iPhone 7, and the leaks just won’t stop coming,” Ben Sin reports for Forbes. “Coming from Anzuo.cn, a Chinese website with a reliable track record of Apple leak, has new information on the iPhone 7′s pricing in China and Hong Kong.”

“Apparently, Apple will sell its usual three storage models of the iPhone 7 at 5,288 RMB, 6,088 RMB, and 7,088 RMB, and HK$5,588, HK$6,388, HK$7,388,” Sin reports. “These prices are comparable to the price of the iPhone 6S (even right now, nearly a year old! Say what you want about Apple products, but they don’t lose market value like Android phones), but there’s one big bonus for consumers: Apple has doubled the storage of all three models.”

Sin reports, “Whereas the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus came in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB variants, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will ship with 32GB, 128GB and 256GB storage.”

The middle column is of mainland China prices, and the right is Hong Kong prices. Credit: Anzuo.cn
The middle column is of mainland China prices, and the right is Hong Kong prices. Credit: Anzuo.cn


MacDailyNews Take: Things with value hold their value. Valueless things made and purchased by those without values do not.

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Hopefully, these prices are genuine and will be applied across all geographies.

Regardless, calendar fourth quarter will set an all-new quarterly iPhone unit sales record. — MacDailyNews, August 8, 2016

And iPhone sales will return to YOY unit sales growth in Apple’s fiscal 2017.


  1. So, the pricing actually remains the same, only the feature set is better (as it always is, year after year).

    Don’t forget; minimum initial iPhone had 4GB of storage. Soon it was bumped to 8, and that one was the smallest option until 2012 (five years after introduction). 16GB has been the lowest choice for almost five years now, so it is probably logical for Apple to bump that lowest option to 32GB now.

    I would still argue that this is taking too long for Apple. The most common reason for running out of space are photos taken by users. Camera resolution on iPhone has been growing quite significantly, and with it, the storage demands. Apple has clearly not been following the megapixel count with the appropriate gigabyte count.

    32GB will certainly make a significant difference for those who had to live with 16GB. Keep in mind, this is practically triple the available storage (originally, just under 12GB is actually available to user). It won’t quite make up for the megapixel increase (and consequent file size growth), not to mention Live Photos and 4K video.

  2. “Say what you want about Apple products, but they don’t lose market value like Android phones”

    That’s an interesting way to phrase “say what you want about Apple products, but the company has the chutzpah to sell old stuff for full prices” (see Macbook Pros)

      1. You can buy a Windows 10 unit with a modern CPU/GPU while Apple ships outdated HW and thinks fireworks on messaging is innovation.

        “Can’t innovate, my ass” says Phil.
        “Yes” say the Pro users, “you gave us a stylish toy instead of a tool”.

        Watch bands are not innovation.

    1. I don’t think that’s the point of that sentence.

      Apple’s phones don’t lose market value like Android phones — that can be easily verified by looking at the resale prices on eBay, CraigsList and other online marketplaces for new and used stuff. New iPhone 6s costs $650 in store (starting price), and goes for almost as much on these online exchanges. Meanwhile, newest Samsung is literally ALWAYS at least 20-30% cheaper on CraigsList than in store. And that is for NEW, unopened devices.

      With used devices, the value difference is significantly greater; iPhones hold value extremely well, compared to Samsung (and everyone else).

      1. “New iPhone 6s costs $650 in store (starting price), and goes for almost as much on these online exchanges”
        thats true shortly after introducion – 4-6 months later, i.e. starting after christmas, you can make quite a deal, at least in europe (retail price in store is 755€(inc 19%VAT) and on ebay around €600. Similarly you can get the iPhone SE for about 50€below list price, and I assume by november100€below list price..
        Nonetheless, after 2 years you can usually throw away the android crap, while the used iPhone 5S stil sells for 200€ …

  3. Interesting thing. I am happy with 64GB.

    I always bought max memory. With the 6 Plus I got the 128GB paying $100 more than normal and felt like I got more than I needed. For the 6S Plus, I got the 64GB model and everything seems fine. Additianly I have been getting Apple Care Plus because of the larger size and increased risks for damage. So all in all spending more.

    This year I was hoping to reach the bottom tier, cost wise, especially since the subsidies are gone. However it seems not likely and now I am back up to 128GB. Seriosly I don’t need the extra space. But 32GB is too small.

    Time to wait and see, what Apple and AT&T do.

    1. MDM take: This is ridiculous. First they complained iPhone capacities were too small. Now we have morons complaining they are too big. What moron doesn’t understand that double the size for the same price is no bad thing and gives you more resale value and double the space for double the photos and videos and app?

      1. You didn’t read what I said. I would have rather saved $100 over the extra storage. If the bottom tier was 64GB, while mid is 128GB and top 256GB, that would be fine, then this year I would have been happier spending $100 less than last year and $200 less than two years ago.

        So my complaint is that Apple didn’t put enough storage at the entry level. It used to be 16GB, and it was a problem. At 32GB it’s still a problem. It should be 64GB.

        Your short sightedness ignored my complaint that Apple got rid of the storage I am happy with. Sure 128GB is fine, but I don’t use it all and would like to spend less. Get it???

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