As is expected from Apple, the iPhone 8 and X are solid smartphones that have been met with positive responses from both consumers and the press. While the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus may just be faster and more powerful versions of the previous generation iPhones, the bezel-free iPhone X comes with new features and will only be sold in limited quantities.
In the United States, when the new iPhones were unveiled, the prices were set at $699 (P35,680) and $849 (P43,337) for the 64GB and 256GB variants respectively. Meanwhile, the iPhone 8 Plus 64GB was priced at $799 (P40,808) and the 256GB at $949 (P48,432).
A few days ago, an online gadget shop released its pre-order prices for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, with the dreaded exorbitant price tags. For the iPhone 8 preorders, Widget City is billing the following rates:
iPhone 8 64GB – P50,000
iPhone 8 256GB – P60,000
iPhone 8 Plus 64GB – P60,000
iPhone 8 Plus 256GB – P70,000
Quite a markup, right? Filipinos who can’t wait to get their hands on these babies can get them at lower prices from the gray market. Or you could just wait till the end of the year for the official launch. Or, you could not buy a new iPhone at all, after all, there are a lot of other things you could buy instead.
For the price of one preordered iPhone 8 Plus GB, you can get the following
Almost three (3) VIP 1 standing tickets to Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic World Tour in Manila next year
1,166 pieces of Chickenjoy (which is almost 145 buckets of 8-piece Chickenjoy)
Three (3) comprehensive car insurance policies of for 2016 Toyota Vios 1.3 E A/T (worth P20,122.15)
A P67,000 cash out for the new Honda City E MT
Two (2) units of Huawei P10 128GB worth P34,990 (which has better specs than the iPhone 8 Plus)
233 bags of Irvins Salted Egg Potato Chips (105g)
280 hours of surfboard rental in San Juan, La Union
23 copies of the NBA 2K18 Kyrie Irving Standard Edition for PS4
39 bottles of Don Papa Rum 750ml
Three (3) units of Nintendo Switch (unit only)
41 days staying at a studio-type unit at Knightsbridge Residences in Makati via Airbnb
71 weekday lunch sessions at NIU by Vikings