Following the launch of the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, Apple also reduced the price of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone XR in Canada, while removing the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus from its website, along with the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.
The new prices are as follows for iPhone 8/8 Plus in space grey, silver and gold:
- 64GB iPhone 8 – $599 (was $819; -$220)
- 128GB iPhone 8 – $669 (was $1029 for 256GB)
- 64GB iPhone 8 Plus – $749 (was $949; -$200)
- 128GB iPhone 8 Plus – $819 (was $1159 for 256GB)
Here are the updated prices for iPhone XR (available in six colours still):
- 64GB iPhone XR – $799 (was $1029; -$230)
- 128GB iPhone XR – $869 (was $1099; -$230)
- 256GB iPhone XR – No longer sold #youvebeenterminated
As you can see, the entry models save $220 off the iPhone 8 and $200 off the iPhone 8 Plus. But Apple has quietly slashed the storage of the higher tier in half from 256GB to 128GB, to go with the price drops of $340 to $360 off.
As for the iPhone XR, a $230 price drop applies to the 64GB and 128GB storage tiers, while 256GB gets eliminated, meaning one less product SKU for Apple’s supply chain.
Wireless carriers recently had some fire sales on the iPhone XR, as they most likely saw these price cuts from Apple.
With this price drop on the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone XR, those using an ancient iPhone model looking for an upgrade should expect some deals coming leading up to the holidays, in particular from carriers on contract.