The iPhone X is out now, but can you even afford it?
iPhone X. Image by: The Verge.
Apple’s 10th-anniversary smartphone went on sale on the 3rd of November, thousands of customers queued for days to get the £1,000 phone.
The iPhone X (pronounced iPhone 10) is the company’s first smartphone with a full-screen display. The new phone comes with a ‘Super Retina’ resolution, a reinforced glass design and support for wireless charging.
But at an eye-watering £999, is anybody in high- cost London willing to fork out that much money for a new phone?
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Here is a breakdown of three possible ways you could get an iPhoneX if you are someone who could barely afford groceries:
1. Official Apple Store
If daddy is not willing to give you £999, the Apple Store offers a plan where you can pay a £47.95 instalment for 24 months. They charge an interest though, but at least you will not have to starve for a few months after paying the full price.
2. Virgin Media
This seems like the best option for broke students, as they offer a monthly payment of £37 with no upfront payments– but it comes at a price! The contract lasts for 36 months, and the iPhone 45 would probably be out by the time you finish paying for your iPhone 10.
Otherwise, you could choose to pay £55 a month for 24 months instead. However, for many students, this is still a steep price to pay.
3. My EE
If you are better off than the rest of us, you could afford their £200 upfront payment for a 15GB plan which will set you back £67.99 a month for 24 months. Or you could get the slightly cheaper 3GB plan for £57.99 a month for 24 months, but with a £300 upfront payment. Some of us could still use a rich, (very) old boyfriend to be able to afford this deal though.
Interview with William Bower, 18, Film & Production student from University of Westminster. Video by: Ainaa Mashrique. Soundtrack by: Free Background Music. DISCLAIMER: all pictures and clips used within this video belong to their respective owners- Marques Brownlee, Apple and The Independent. This is a transformative work, which constitutes “fair-dealing” of copyright material, allowed under section 30 of the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1998.
Words by: Ainaa Mashrique| Subbing: Yasmin Dahnoun & Michael Ward.