Is the next iPhone worth your $1,000?

Makayla Riley, Writer

Apple creators have just announced the iPhone 8, 8 plus and X on Sept. 12 in Cupertino, Calif. This announcement will commemorate the late Steve Jobs and celebrate the tenth anniversary of  Apple’s mobile invention. Hopefully, fans of the handheld device will be satisfied and surprised at the changes the new phones have to offer. But before you consider fishing through your pockets, there are some important details to go over about the new and improved iPhone.


The iPhone 8 and 8 plus will be fairly similar to the iPhone 7, yet with more power efficiency and slightly bigger. What will set apart the iPhone X from the iPhone 8 and 8 plus is that there will be no home button. Instead, this space will be used to fill the display screen of the iPhone X at a 5.8-inch retina.


As of now, all three phones will only be available in rose gold, black, and silver.


Another feature of the iPhone 8, 8 plus and X is a dual vertical camera for better quality photos. Only will the iPhone X include an OLED display to give the phone a thinner surface and vibrant high definition look, and a 3D face scanning camera that serves as a your password. There will also be a wireless charging dock for all three phones.


All these features sound worthy of a buy, but something that may surprise you is that the iPhone is marketed at $1000.


Junior Danny Donato currently has an iPhone 6.


“I wouldn’t buy one at the moment,” he said. “It is too much right now and I have a perfectly good phone.”

This is certainly overpriced for someone who can not afford it, and especially since the Samsung Galaxy S8 recently came out at an estimated $300 less than the upcoming iPhone X and has nearly everything the iPhone X states it will have.


Jocelyn Lopez, 11, just recently bought an iPhone 7 plus and has a solution on what some might consider an outrageous price.


“Everything is about sharing ideas with other people,” Lopez said. “We all take ideas from other people, but at the same time they’re [iPhone 8 and Samsung Galaxy S8] both so similar, why not just get the one at a cheaper price?”


Back when the first iPhone debuted, it priced at approximately $500.


Nathalie Flores, another junior and owner of an iPhone 6, finds the new iPhone X price to be disappointing.


“While Steve Jobs would be proud of the advancements the Iphone has taken,” she said, “I don’t believe he would appreciate how much it’s priced at.”


The iPhone series has been through changes over the decade, but nothing as highly advanced as the iPhone X. The first iPhone was announced on Jan. 9, 2007 at the Macworld convention in San Francisco by the late Steve Jobs. This mobile innovation brought on a new era in which technology changed the way of communication.


It was undeniable that the first touch phone would revolutionize the way people used technology. Now that the iPhone series is ten years in, the creators are still continuing to test out ideas that will continue to change how we integrate technology in people’s lives.