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    Some think more devices will be priced at $1,000 or more
    Top-tier smartphones have always been a reasonably expensive purchase, but the close to $1,000 price tag of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and iPhone refresh has put many consumer heads (and wallets) into a spin. They’re ultra-expensive, no doubt, but some will argue that the sheer amount of cutting edge technology packed into these phones justifies the price hike.
     
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    Without reading the blog i agree with this. Apple have crossed the 1K border for flagships. There will be lower tiers of course but the the cream of the crop, top shelf flags will be 999+ :)
     
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    I don't see this as being anything notable really. So what if there are pricey flagship models, nobody is being forced to buy them and there are no laws in any country that mandates that anyone has to buy a $1K+ phone. For those who can afford it's good there's a market for that, for those who cannot, things have evolved where there are now really, really viable smartphones available for under $200.
     
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    Totally agree with your post. Nicely stated.
     
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    What will happen is prices will continue to rise until they reach maximum entropy, at which point there will be a market collapse. The continued increase in pricing is not sustainable, especially when you consider all the lower price options available...It's the natural cycle of the economy.
     

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