iPhone widget makers are turning the tables

Best Buy won’t be selling the full-price iPhone X and iPhone 8 — the most expensive models Apple has ever made — because customers have complained that, with the retail company’s mark-up, the smartphones were too costly.

Now, the store chain will only offer them on instalment plans. Clearly, iPhones have reached some kind of psychological threshold beyond which their price is not just high but outrageous — but it’s not about Apple’s greed: Smartphones are getting more expensive globally and across.....

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