Upcoming 6.1-inch Apple iPhone might cost as low as $550

Upcoming 6.1-inch Apple iPhone might cost as low as $550
Apple has yet to confirm anything regarding its 2018 iPhone lineup, but we've already heard quite a lot about it. While the next top of the line iPhone model will likely be at least as pricey as the iPhone X (pictured above), Apple may be readying a surprise for users who'd love to see an affordable new iPhone. 

According to 9to5Mac, reputable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has updated his forecast related to the 6.1-inch iPhone that Apple is seemingly planning to release this year. Reportedly, prices for this handset could start at just $550 - that's significantly lower than the device's previously estimated starting price (around $700).  

Ming-Chi Kuo also says that the 6.1-inch iPhone might have single SIM and dual SIM versions, with the latter possibly costing an extra $100. According to previous reports, this 6.1-inch iPhone will be sold at accessible prices because it's going to lack some of the features found on the more expensive models (like 3D Touch).  
 
Alongside the 6.1-inch iPhone, which should sport an LCD screen, Apple is expected to release 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch iPhones, both with OLED screens. The three handsets will probably be announced in the second half of the year, and, like it or not, they might all have notches. 

source: 9to5Mac

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25 Comments

1. tangbunna

Posts: 463; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

$550 is the cost of BOM and retail price will be more than 2.3x

17. worldpeace

Posts: 3106; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

iPhoneX and iPhone8 price is 2.6x it's estimated BoM.

19. sgodsell

Posts: 7028; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Many Android OEMs last year already embraced 18:9 aspect ratio displays. Which in turn has increased physical size of the display, but also increased the display resolution as well. Since Android OEMs have already released taller mid range and low end priced smartphones using new Full HD+ resolution displays. Then I could see Apple releasing a 6.1" iPhone for $550-$650. Especially since it won't have 3D touch, and most likely it won't have their latest A11 chip, and it will have less ram. The LTE speeds could be less as well.

20. sgodsell

Posts: 7028; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Maybe the camera will be worse as well.

2. guest

Posts: 371; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

Ew notches

23. TechDork

Posts: 400; Member since: May 10, 2010

Seems like everyone is going for the damn notch now though..

3. monkeyb

Posts: 404; Member since: Jan 17, 2018

I rarely use the word impossible when guessing something. But THIS is definitely not possible. I have been using Apple devices since 7 years to get this. The iPhone 8 will be traditionally priced at $100 less (maybeee $150) binging it to $550-599 price range. iPhone 7 is an amazing phone which would sell like hot cakes at $450. So everything said, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE for Apple to release a new phone at $550.

4. monkeyb

Posts: 404; Member since: Jan 17, 2018

I rarely use the word impossible when guessing something. But THIS is definitely not possible. I have been using Apple devices since 7 years to get this. The iPhone 8 will be traditionally priced at $100 less (maybeee $150) binging it to $550-599 price range. iPhone 7 is an amazing phone which would sell like hot cakes at $450. So everything said, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE for Apple to release a new phone at $550.

13. DolmioMan

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

Except the iPhone SE.

5. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 288; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

hhmm, with an old chip, 1gb ram and 16gb rom.

6. AmashAziz

Posts: 2893; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Clear lack of knowledge.

7. cncrim

Posts: 1585; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Hmmm, no way Apple will release bigger screen with less money. it is not April fool joke anymore.

9. mootu

Posts: 1449; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

As much as i dislike Apple i completely dissagree. The 6.1" phone is reported to have no 3d touch, lcd screen, single camera and some reports say a metal back. They could easily bring out a phone in the $599 range with those specs. Don't forget a lot of Apple fans are not upgrading at the moment due to high prices and a phone that looks like the X at $599 would be a huge hit for them.

21. IT-Engineer

Posts: 526; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

But why??? Why at this price range you can get phones such as Oneplus 5T and soon Oneplus 6 and many others that have all flagship specs including Amoled/Oled screens, 128GB storage, 6-8 GB RAM and a heck lot more. I don't understand how is this ok with Apple fans to pay so much and get so little?!!! It blows my mind. #mindBlownExplosion

24. mackan84

Posts: 282; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Becuse you will probably get a faster cpu, updates for much longer, iOS, better optimized apps and a easier time finding cases and other stuff for it, and if you own any other Apple device you will have a more complete ecosystem than with anyone else.

32. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 288; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

I only agree with the easier time finding cases part. And yeah, you'll be trapped in Apple's ecosystem

33. AmashAziz

Posts: 2893; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

It doesn't really matter if you agree or not. All the other stuff he said is completely true. Ask any other sane person and they will say the same.

10. TheOracle1

Posts: 2151; Member since: May 04, 2015

Apple have been rumored to produce a dual-sim phone almost every year since the first iPhone I think. It'll never happen because it would simply mean less phones sold and their greed won't allow it and certainly not at that price. On the other hand they could do it and claim they invented it as usual.

12. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

550$ ? Haha yes the box

15. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Embrace the notch people! Android has!By sounds of it Samsung is considering it too (copying Apple, what a shocker!)

29. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Lol it's just a patent which Samsung filed & there are numerous patents which companies file but never make it real. Even Apple has patents for under the screen finger print sensor but is it there in reality?http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-files-patent-for-fingerprint-sensor-beneath-touchscreen-2015-2

27. monkeyb

Posts: 404; Member since: Jan 17, 2018

Many people are under an impression that the 6.1 inch phone will be cheap because it has no 3d touch, lcd screen, single camera and possibly a metal back. Okay, I see your point but just imagine how the iPhone lineup will be: iPhone XI Plus (Don't want to guess, lol) iPhone XI OLED ($899-999) iPhone XI LCD ($699) iPhone X (This years phone) ($799-849, a $150-200 reduction?) iPhone 8 Plus ($699) iPhone 8 ($599) iPhone 7 Plus ($550+) iPhone 7 ($450) iPhone SE 2 (A huge chance of releasing at WWDC as per new reports from yesterday) ($400 Maybe) These are 9 iPhones folks, and for Apple to introduce an all screen phone for less than iPhone 8 price is sounding very ridiculous. Apple will need to remove iPhone 7/Plus and 8/Plus completely from their lineup for these prices to make sense. But hey, lets dream and home that these Rumors come true.

28. gamehead unregistered

Hopefully Apple continues on this path of reasonably priced phones

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