Here in Australia-- relying on which store you go to-- a base model iPhone 7 with 128GB of storage space will establish you back simply a color over $1200. That means the most recent version of Apple's juggernaut smart device will just have a small cost boost of around $150 - $200.
Some will argue that the price deserves it, as the most recent iPhone has actually been rumoured to consist of a variety of brand-new features. Among them are a full-wraparound OLED display, dual back cameras, a rear finger print scanner as well as biometric verification.
While a lot of us fast to reveal outrage at the sheer audacity of Apple (after all, who pays $1500 for a phone?), you cannot condemn them for treking up the price when the demand is so high.
In 2014 when Apple launched the long-awaited iPhone 7, followers around the nation camped for three days outdoors funding city stores to be initially in line to fork over their $1200 for the opportunity.
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Some followers were so determined to guarantee their hands were amongst the very first to be on the brand-new phone that they used specialist "line sitters" to wait outside stores days ahead of time.
Inning accordance with one Twitter customer, a "line-sitter" might make hundreds of dollars by scheduling their hirer's area in the coveted line.