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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Smartphone and iPhone X & 8 Predictions for 2017

Buying a smartphone on Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday in2017 will be much different from what was just a few years ago. For example, two-year contracts are largely dead, which means that prices will be much higher. Secondly, the prices for phones actually grow, so you will probably pay more for your new iPhone or Galaxy, despite the holiday discounts.

Black Friday & Cyber Monday

In addition, the distribution of gift cards when activating the installment plan was furious last year, so expect more this year. Some retailers, including eBay, will offer unlocked smartphones (particularly the iPhone), as always, but discounts will be minimal in the 3-5 percent range.
Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Apple introduced the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in its key word yesterday, and prices are higher than ever. All forecasts are for the basic storage model for each phone.

iPhone X:

The new iPhone from Apple X starts at $ 999 for a 64 GB version, which is also the most expensive model to date. Despite the price, demand is already high, and this will be a big hit during Black Friday. It is available for pre-order on October 27, and it will be officially available on November 3. Despite the desire to pre-order, expecting that later in November this is a clever move. Expect retailers to offer it for $ 0 down and a gift card of $ 300 when the installment plan is activated. Stores like eBay are likely to sell unlocked versions, so expect them to sell it for $ 949.05, which is a modest 5 percent discount.

iPhone 8:

Although it seemed that this would be called the iPhone 7, Apple went directly to the iPhone 8. The retail price for the basic version of 64 GB is $ 699, which is $ 50 more than the iPhone 7 last year. As in the case of the iPhone X, expect that the basic offer in most retailers will cost $ 0 and a gift card of $ 250 when the installment plan is activated. Target, BestBuy and Walmart had similar deals last year for the iPhone 7, so they are probably going to repeat this format. If you want to make a deal with an unlocked iPhone 8, expect to pay $ 671.04, which is a 4% discount.

iPhone 8 Plus:

As in the case of the iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 Plus is expected to be called the iPhone 7 Plus. It starts at $ 799 for a 64 GB version, which is $ 30 more than the iPhone 7 Plus last year. Most likely, it will be grouped with iPhone 8 when it comes to transactions, so expect to receive a $ 250 gift card when you activate the installment plan. If you want to buy an unlocked version, expect to pay $ 765.44, which is a discount of 4.2 percent.

iPhone 7:

Now, in the second season of Black Friday, iPhone 7 will still matter. While most deals will be for the new iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus, it will be more than possible to find an excellent sale for older versions. Now the version for 32 GB starts at $ 549, which is $ 100 cheaper than its former price of $ 649. Last year, we saw direct sales of the dollar in 6 seconds, which was the previous model at that time. Expect that 7 will have a direct discount of $ 100 to $ 150 depending on the store, and you will get this deal of any size that you want.

iPhone 7 Plus:

The IPhone 7 Plus is now available for $ 669, which is $ 100 less than its price of $ 769 last year. In addition to living being $ 100 cheaper, there will also be extra discounts on Black Friday. Do not wait for a lot of offers related to gift cards, but you have to discover a few deals that take from $ 100 to $ 150.

Avoid The Apple Store

Many moons ago, the Apple Store in fact offered deals on Black Friday. Although last year they offered gift cards for older products, they are unlikely to have decent deals on any iPhone that has been released in the last two years. To buy your iPhone, we recommend Walmart, Best Buy and Target, with eBay and Amazon as options if you are looking for an unlocked phone.
Samsung Galaxy & Android Black Friday 2017 Predictions.
Black Friday & Cyber Monday

See our Android phone prediction below. Since many different companies use the Android operating system, there is a much larger discrepancy in prices than Apple's iPhone. Despite this, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 + remain popular phones, and stores are likely to have the most creative offers on these phones.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Deals:

Last year, our best deal with smartphones came from Apple. It was a Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge + $ 250 + Samsung Gear VR Headset + $ 50 Oculus Content Pack with activation of the phone, and in several different stores there was a similar package. We expect that this will be the same overall package, which this year offers stores for the S8 and S8 +. Unlike the iPhone, unlocked Galaxy S8s should have several different offers. Last year Best Buy took $ 120 from S7. It would not surprise us if the stores offered $ 150 from the S8.

Unsubsidized Android Phones (New and Used) Start at $1:

Although we usually do not recommend buying these phones, many phones will be available for 1 US dollar. Last year, we actually saw the phone for $ 0.01, which was nothing more than smart marketing to get people to talk about it. Still cheap, the mobile phone LG Tribute HD 8GB Prepaid White was available for $ 19.99, which was a discount of $ 60. Not the best phone on the market, but we think that you should spend at least $ 20 for a new phone. Even better, look to spend between 200 and 300 dollars for a real high-quality phone for Android. The savings will still be there, and you will get a phone that you really like.

Smartphone and iPhone Predictions Conclusion


The purchase of smartphones is developing, and the holiday shopping season this year may surprise some people who have not purchased a new phone in a few years. Gone are the days when there was a new iPhone for $ 99 with a new two-year contract for Black Friday. Gone are the days when the iPhone for the previous year received $ 1 for a new two-year contract. Buying phones directly and signing for installments are two ways to do things in 2017, and stores are still figuring out how to best throw them off on Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday. While they do not figure out the ideal formula, expect many sets of gift cards, and this is not necessarily a bad thing.

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