iPhone X news

The iPhone X has been very popular here at Better Buy Insurance since it launched with a bang back in November 2017.

Most expensive iPhone

It’s the most expensive phone that Apple have ever produced. The iPhone X 64gb launched at and still costs £999 here in the UK and the iPhone X 256gb was and still is £1149. These prices are if you buy the phone sim free, deals of course are available if you buy the phone with a contract.

To insure these precious and expensive phones will cost £8.49 a month or £89.99 a year if you do so here at Better Buy Insurance.

If Apple are right with their sales predictions we might not be insuring as many of these phones as we have been. Reports are in that Apple have slashed production of the iPhone X models despite the phone selling like hot cakes in the three months since launch.

Limited availability

Apparently they have asked their suppliers to reduce the number of handsets produced from 40 million to 20 million (quite a reduction). News of this hit the share price quite hard before a slight recovery.

From an outsider looking in maybe Apple believe that a lot of people who want such an expensive phone have already gone out and bought it and demand will fall away. Leaving customers unwilling to spend over £1000 on a phone to upgrade to the iPhone 8 or the iPhone 7.

 Biggest quarterly profit in history

Regardless of all this speculation what we do know is that Apple are expected to announce a profit of over $19 billion, not for last year, oh no, for just the last three months of 2017! This will be the biggest quarterly profit in history so we shouldn’t feel too sorry that they might not sell as many iPhone X phones as they first hoped.

Interesting times in the phone world and I’m sure other manufacturers like Samsung, HTC and Huawei are keeping a close eye on all of this ahead of their own new models coming out in 2018.

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iPhone battery slow down

As you may have heard, Apple have recently admitted and apologised for slowing down older iPhone models. This is something that many people have suspected for years.

The theory on the street was that Apple would deliberately slow down older iPhones to encourage those customers to upgrade to more up to date and more expensive iPhone models. The more frequently customers upgrade the more cash gets added to the mountain of money Apple has already accumulated ($200 billion approx).

iPhone Battery Life

Apple have denied that this is the reason they were slowing down older phones. They say that it was done to ‘prolong the life’ of the batteries/ iPhones. They have also announced that they will now be selling much cheaper replacement batteries to anyone with an iPhone 6 or older. The price was £79 for a replacement battery, this will drop to £25 so a pretty significant saving.

It’s not clear that the apology and the battery price drop is enough for everyone because they are facing 8 lawsuits in the US alone and this number may of course rise.

Here at Better Buy Insurance we offer iPhone insurance to any customer with an iPhone that is less than 6 months old (at the time they take out insurance with us).

We cover all iPhones including the new iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus models and the price for insurance is just £6.99 a month or £74.99 a year.

We also cover the iPhone X, both models (64gb & 256gb). iPhone X insurance costs just £8.49 a month or £89.99 a year.

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