Prices need to come down. Software augmentation isn’t going to be enough of a draw to justify $2000 phones going forward.
In general, people mostly want a good camera, long battery, and good price for quality.
Now that Apple can’t throttle people’s phones to persuade upgrades - expect them to cut lifespan of OS upgrades as a mechanism - like they are doing with the 6’s.
This is going to grow old fast on the consumer and make people think twice about the cost.
People don’t buy new computers every 2 years - and Apple is charging computer prices for phones now.