Move over, iPhone X. My bill for the new iPhone 8 Plus was over $1,000 today, according to my Apple Pay receipt. My iPhone 7 Plus confirmed the payment with an audible chime, indicating my bank account has been depleted of funds.
Yes, Apple announced that its new iPhone 8 with a 4.7-inch screen would cost $699, but I wanted the larger iPhone 8 Plus with a 5.5-inch screen. That's an additional $120, with Apple's price for it now totaling $799.
But wait, I didn't want the entry-level iPhone 8 Plus with 64GB either. I wanted the 256GB version, since I'm at 72GB right now even with iCloud storage to offload files. That's another $150, making it a not-so-grand total of $949.
Oh, and add in lovely New York sales tax of $84.22, and it's actually $1,033.22 in the end. Those are some iPhone X prices right there.
I have one week to decide
Truthfully, I want an iPhone X. However, it doesn't ship until November 3 and there's no guarantee I'll get it then. Supply is going to be extremely limited.
But if you're fooled into thinking the iPhone X will cost you $999 like Apple announced on stage this week, don't forget to factor in the larger storage and any sales tax.
I can always take this iPhone 8 Plus back. Apple has a very liberal return policy of 14 days, no questions ask. I just can't break the phone in between next Friday September 22, the official release date, and October 6, the last return date.
I may need to get an iPhone 8 case before next Friday.
- Check out our hands-on iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X reviews