Goldman Sachs analyst thinks $749 iPhone XR is too cheap

Poll results iPhone 9 would've been the best name for the “affordable” iPhone

The Apple Watch is inching toward becoming a medical device

Goldman Sachs is putting a new spin on sticker shock. The iPhone Xr is coming later than the other devices, and will be available to pre-order from October 19th, with the phone arriving a week after on October 26th.

In the hand Gareth notes that it feels as an iPhone should, with curved edges, two speaker grilles at the bottom, and a glass back, but that it feels noticeably chunkier than the more expensive XS and XS Max handsets.

Battery replacement for an out-of-warranty iPhone in the X line - which includes the original 2017 iPhone X - will cost $69 next year, the site noted after Wednesday's unveiling of the newest iPhones. It features an edge-to-edge display and a faster processor than the $699 8 Plus.

As a result, Hall lowered his forecast for Apple's earnings per share.

The head of LVMH's watch division, which makes watches under the Zenith, Hublot and TAG-Heuer brands, Jean-Claude Biver thought the Apple Watch did not pose a threat to Swiss watches above a certain price point.

Hall isn't the only analyst who fears the XR price tag will depress sales of the 8 Plus.

Price (duh): The iPhone XR isn't cheap, but it's not a $1,000 phone, either.

Users were also less-than-impressed by Apple's name choices for its new trio of devices.

The iPhone Xr goes for $749, the iPhone Xs starts at $999 and the iPhone Xs Max begins at a whopping $1,099. "I don't think [discontinuation] will impact its resale value". Our colleague Gareth Beavis over at T3's sister site TechRadar has had some serious hands-on time with the iPhone XR and these are his thoughts.

The first phone to introduce the dongle was the iPhone 7, in which the 3.5mm headphone jack was ditched in favor of the proprietary Lightning cable.

In a note to clients on Thursday, Needham analyst Laura Martin compared Apple's decision to release the iPhone XR on October 26 - a full month after the iPhone XS launch - to the way studios release films in theaters and then on television.

Latest News