Reading the tea leaves: which analysts nailed the Apple iPhone unveilings
One of the best calls came from Gene Munster. When everyone was looking for the Apple iPhone 5C to be a budget model, he said that the phone would be priced between $400 and $500. Even better, he predicted that the iPhone 5C would replace the iPhone 5 in Apple's line up. In fact, he said that the Apple iPhone 5C would be slotted in between the Apple iPhone 5S and Apple iPhone 4S which is exactly what happened! Mr. Munster, we tip our hats to you.
So who was right on with the fingerprint sensor on the Apple iPhone 5S? Back in May, the Chief Security Officer for Pay Pal loosened his lips and leaked the news that the biometric technology was coming to the iPhone this year. Well connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had been calling for a fingerprint scanner for some time, a prediction repeated last month. Kuo, like Munster, had the whole new Apple iPhone line up figured out in advance..
Even though there was no dropped prototype found at a bar this year, overall the leaks were rather accurate ranging from those colorful "C" shells that seemed to leak daily, to the gold/champagne Apple iPhone 5S.
1. Kishin (Posts: 600; Member since: 30 May 2013)
This is sick cant belive they replaced the iphone5 with some lame plastic
7. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
Iphone. Most leaked device of the year.
Well, I agree with you. Who ever is on the right thinking, would choose ip5 rather than 5c. Same specs, different body.
The true winner of the announcement though is 5s. It's a slight upgrade but I got to give it to apple for the fingerprint sensor.
3. Samsungadroidrules (Posts: 104; Member since: 28 Jul 2013)
So I guess its Bye bye now to iPhone 5 that Apple said that it is the BEST THING TO HAPPEN IN Apple or what ever.
4. scumbledEGG (unregistered)
iphone 5 is made of pure gold, haha! there\'s always a secret behind... haha! clearing and packing things up... 5=5s with a twist, so why they will still produce 5?unassembled ip5 parts will be assemble as 5s pimped, haha!
5. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2614; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
US$400-500... LOL... price sensitive markets' people will not buy such costlier iToys. I can get another flagship by just adding $50 - $100 extra with more things to enjoy.
6. TechDork (Posts: 228; Member since: 10 May 2010)
Apple should work on keeping things a secret. I mean, this makes twice that we've seen their upcoming products BEFORE the official announcement. Smh..