Morgan Stanley: Apple iPhone mini could triple Apple's share in China
0. phoneArena 19 Feb 2013, 02:44 posted on
Morgan Stanley sent out a note to clients on Tuesday, saying that a $330 Apple iPhone mini could help the Cupertino based firm triple its market share in the world's largest smartphone market; in terms of dollars, the device would bring in roughly $2.4 billion in additional revenue to Apple's coffers at a time when the economy is not exactly steaming ahead...
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2. menny07 (Posts: 89; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)
hmm. The iPhone 5 has already gained prominence as a high-end smartphone. Why would people want a cheap(materials) and low-end version? Price, yes, but status is crucial in parts of the world like China. It will probably be looked down.
3. tiara6918 (Posts: 1550; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
For $330 I could get a lenovo smartphone with a hd 5"screen,quad core processor. So why should I settle for an iPhone mini that would probably have a 3.5-4" display with bad specs? Unless, I'm an ifan or I'm more comfortable on using smaller devices
4. nard0207 (Posts: 18; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)
The iPhone is already a mini compared to other flagship devices. Maybe it should be called iPhone nano instead.
6. kozza3 (Posts: 575; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
dang... these media outlets are really trying to sell apple stock
7. Sir.Jony.idiote (Posts: 3; Member since: 19 Feb 2013)
It seems to me that Morgan Stanley got LOOTTTTTTTSSSSSS of Apple share @$700.
The real hidden message behind morgan stanley "apple mini blablabla were"
--> APPLE, PLEASE.... please.... sell cheap iphone in China. We (morgan stanley) need the share above US$ 700 again. Otherwise, we're screwed".
It's not apple user, it's not apple who want cheap iphone.
it was someone who were trapped by lower apple share price.
8. Sir.Jony.idiote (Posts: 3; Member since: 19 Feb 2013)
The problem for iphone in China and South East Asia is NOT about the price. But it's about Credit card.
Apple iTunes require Credit Card..... Android Play Store not require Credit Card.
9. Dro (Posts: 27; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)
Who would want the mini version of a mini phone in today's world of monster 1080p screens?
10. jsdechavez (Posts: 708; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
The iPhone mini if it ever comes out will probably cost as much as aging Android flagships.. But with mid-range hardware from 2 years ago.