Every fall, the big tech players – Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, and most of the rest – release new phones and gadgets, hoping you’ll send some holiday gift-buying dollars their way, or more likely perhaps, be unable to resist buying a new toy for yourself. With Google’s hardware announcements this week, the fall unveiling season is almost over. This year, the big news isn’t just a better camera or a bigger screen. It’s price. Tech expert Omar Gallaga says buyers are due for a bit of sticker shock.
Google’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are the latest phones to arrive with a higher price than previous year models. Same goes for Apple’s iPhone XS and XS Max. All of them sport price tags of $1,000 or above.
“You would think these gadgets would get cheaper over time, but they’re actually getting more expensive,” Gallaga says.
What you’ll hear in this segment:
– Why prices are on the rise
– How you can still find an affordable phone
– What you get for all that money
– How Microsoft is getting in on the premium gadget market