Munster: there will be a $200 unsubsidized Apple iPhone in 2013
The analyst characterizes offering a device at that price point as being "important" to Apple as it needs to improve its market share in emerging markets where the iPhone trails cheaper Android flavored models. Should Apple offer a $200 unsubsidized model, Munster sees the company's global smartphone market share rising sharply to 32% by 2015 from this year's expected 20%.
The analyst doesn't necessarily believe that the $200 unsubsidized model will be the Apple iPhone 3GS. He believes that it will be an existing model which could include the Apple iPhone 4 or the current variant of the device, the Apple iPhone 4S. Meanwhile, the 6th generation of the Apple iPhone is expected to be introduced on September 12th.
1. downphoenix (Posts: 2302; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
Wow, where do they get these analysts?
4. aaronkatrini (Posts: 237; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)
Calm down folks! They said a cheap version of the iphone was coming before iphone4 release, they said the same for the 4s, and so are doing now! there wont be! neither a cheaper version of the ipad (note CHEAPER, not smaller, very probably there will be a 7inch version to compete with Nexus 7)
6. -box- (Posts: 3779; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Unless they continue to sell the iphone3gs, I could imagine that going for $200 new next year. It'll be 4 years old then!
21. aaronkatrini (Posts: 237; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)
even though with entry level specs, the 3gs can keep up with most of the mid range phones, and for 200 bucks seem quite a good deal
16. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 245; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
They'll listen to any person standing on a soap box.
15. rusticguy (Posts: 2826; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
2013 would be tooo late. But $200 is still a good price for clearing dead inventory :)
24. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
i believe if they will do that... android is no more!!!