Chinese Retailers Slashing iPhone 11 Prices to Entice Reluctant Customers

Multiple third-party resellers in China are offering discounts on the iPhone 11 lineup this week, with savings up to an equivalent of $227 off a high-end iPhone 11 Pro Max, according to the South China Morning Post.

On JD.com, the 64GB version of the basic ‌iPhone 11‌ now costs 4,999 yuan (US$708), 500 yuan (US$70) cheaper than the original price. The more expensive iPhone 11 Pro has an even steeper price cut that shaves off 1,200 yuan (US$170). And the top-tier ‌iPhone 11 Pro Max‌ is selling for a whopping 1,600 yuan (US$227) off.

The savings are likely passed on by Apple in an attempt to bolster demand during a time when consumer confidence and spending is lower, although the company declined to comment on whether it had authorized the price cuts and ‌iPhone 11‌ prices on Apple's Chinese website have not been reduced.

Chinese resellers offered similar discounts on iPhone XS and iPhone XR models in early 2019, shortly after Apple lowered its revenue guidance for the first quarter of its 2019 fiscal year due to fewer iPhone upgrades than it had anticipated, particularly in the Greater China region.

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8 weeks ago
iPhone 11 or Rent, iPhone 11 or Groceries for the next couple months, iPhone 11 or paying the utilities, iPhone 11 or a $29 battery upgrade for a iPhone 7, 6s that still does the job, iPhone 11 or will have a job at the end of May. Hmmm, this is too hard decide!
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8 weeks ago
If they cut off $300 for the iPhone 11 pro then I would have considered to upgrade otherwise I will just wait for the iPhone 2022 which I would buy in 2023.
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8 weeks ago
This is just the beginning. The whole world will be in recession for a while and it will take years to get back to "normality"
The virus will really be in books as one devastating element
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8 weeks ago
Let's see... another iPhone that does everything that my old one does but 0.5 seconds faster? Or keep the $708 in my wallet?
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8 weeks ago
Apart from fanboys and geeks, a new iPhone purchase is likely the furthest thing from most people’s mind.
Not sure a low end iPhone SE next week will move the needle either.
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iPhone 11 or Rent, iPhone 11 or Groceries for the next couple months, iPhone 11 or paying the utilities, iPhone 11 or a $29 battery upgrade for a iPhone 7, 6s that still does the job, iPhone 11 or will have a job at the end of May. Hmmm, this is too hard decide!

iphone 11. DUHHH!!!!/s lol
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