Analyst now expects the low-priced 6.1-inch LCD Apple iPhone to be priced as high as $849

Analyst now expects the low-priced 6.1-inch LCD Apple iPhone to be priced as high as $849
With the unveiling of the 2018 Apple iPhone models expected this coming Wednesday, the company will reportedly introduce three new devices including a lower-priced variant. This is the unit that should feature a 6.1-inch LCD display, no 3D Touch, and a lonely single camera lens on the back. According to Goldman Sachs analyst Rod Hall, the actual price of this handset will start at $849, $150 higher than some other Wall Street types are predicting. He says that Apple could have some wiggle room to bring the price down to $799.

This is the second analyst to come out and say that the model dubbed the "iPhone 9" could be priced at $799. Last week, Merrill Lynch's Wamsi Mohan also predicted that the 6.1-inch handset will cost $799. Mohan also is looking for the 5.8-inch iPhone Xs to be tagged at $999, and the 6.5-inch iPhone Xs Max to be priced at $1,049.

Goldman's Hall also admitted that the company was wrong with its summer pronouncement that sales of the Apple iPhone X were lower than expected. Goldman wasn't the only firm telling its clients that the tenth anniversary model was garnering disappointing sales. In fact, all of Wall Street was in "full panic mode" in relation to Apple back in April, just prior to the release of the company's fiscal second quarter earnings.


But that report turned out to be better than expected, and Apple's shares turned on a dime. On August 2nd, Apple became the first U.S. public company to be worth $1 trillion.

source: CNBC

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67 Comments

1. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

this is bogus being made in china whats the profit for each phone 75%???80%??

19. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1588; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

The iPhones are some of the cheapest phones to manufacture while having ridiculously high retail prices. They have huge profit margins and always have.

21. mpperrusquia

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 01, 2018

The X cost about as much if not a little more than other Flagships. You also can't just go off of BOM since there's R&D. Apple spends much more on R&D than everyone else. Specifically to develop their custom processors that clearly obliterate Snapdragon SOC's.

22. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Uhhh no they don't, seeing as how until recently apple spent the least on R&D. Also, the Apple SoCs don't obliterate anything since they do well in Geekbench and then throttle in real world performance.

29. cmdacos

Posts: 4333; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Apple spends the most on R&D??? Nope, not even close

41. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

As much as $849 for the low cost iPhone. The word oxymoron comes to mind.

56. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

"Apple spends much more on R&D than everyone else" Nice joke..

71. Marcwand3l

Posts: 456; Member since: May 08, 2017

>Apple spends much more on R&D than everyone else

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31623; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Can't get mad at Apple for that. People have the opportunity to speak with their wallets, but choose not to.

57. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Of course they did, they're trillion dollar company for a reason.

2. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Of course none would say X did not sell as well as 7+.

4. RevolutionA

Posts: 500; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

I could say that X sold better than 7+

3. Sinikad unregistered

I am not surprised. The iPhone 8 64GB 4.7" costs $699 and the 8+ costs $799, with the X at $999. Add $100 to the 8 lines for 256GB and $150 to the X for 256GB. I think Apple is, finally, pricing itself out of the market. I will not pay more than $600 for a phone, especially when I have to buy two of them (myself and my wife). This is making me think very, very hard about Android again. If not Android, then probably a 7+. There's nothing really new here from Apple anyway, other than AMOLED screen technology that my 4 year old Droid Turbo had.

11. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

@Sinikad: You've to buy two of them? Give the old phone to your missus, she doesn't need a new phone! But of course; this is no longer The 1970s. We are living in the age of feminism where even a slightest inadvertent gesture could be misinterpreted as inequality or even harassment, for the better or worse. And I'm sure you don't want to put yourself in that delicate situation!

15. Sinikad unregistered

We both have the same phone right now, iPhone 6S 128GB. Batteries are old and we both want a larger screen.

16. asirfaysal

Posts: 98; Member since: Jul 19, 2016

Consider Oneplus 6t for your next purchase. It fits your budget. You won't regret, and will never miss apple again.

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 31623; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude cmon man, that post was ridiculous. Apple is now a trillion dollar company, on the strength of the iPhone, and you say they're pricing themselves out of the market. You sound pissed at Apple, when you can just speak with your wallet, and not buy.

32. Sinikad unregistered

Well, you're right. I should say, their new models are pricing themselves out of the market. Apple's peak year in terms of unit sales was 2015. That's right, 3 years ago. I would bet if refurb sales were included in total number of phone sold, the older iPhone 6, 6S, 7, 5S, 5C are outselling Apple's new models. I love Apple's products, at this point I will be ok settling with 2 year old models. I've used Android extensively in the past, and naturally I know a lot of people who still do. My biggest gripe with that ecosystem falls into two categories. One is is the ability to fully back up a device. There's no built in way to do that, as with iPhone / iTunes. The other is stability. Yes yes, cloud. Gripes about the logic of putting all your personal / professional information in the hands of a company whose business model is to sell that information aside, the could based restores do not restore the device to its exact state. Then there is stability. My experience and as far as I can tell people's current experience is that the Android ecosystem still results in a less stable product. I don't want to have to wipe and 'restore' my phone every 6 months. That's common in Android space, not very common in Apple space.

42. darkkjedii

Posts: 31623; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Why not use both? I have both, and they serve me well. Apple's cloud services are better, at least for me, and android has better software features. They both work well for me

43. Sinikad unregistered

Agree on some of the software features, but in general I don't need or want to keep up with 2 phones. In a pinch, I could reactivate my Droid Turbo or my OG Moto X, if my iPhone failed and had to go to the shop. I'm not buying two new phones though. I miss the OG Moto X. That was my favorite phone, built for one handed uses with a 4.7 AMOLED. Too bad they put such a slow SoC in it.

59. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

Backing up os way easier on Android devices. Even apps an be restored from the cloud or a back up copy can be made into a file on your device or MicroSD. Even your MP3s gets backed up. No need for iTunes. Android Messages iz the new iMessage, but nowadays we have apps like Skype that can do messages on the phone and continue on PC or Mac. And if your friends really want to co tact you, they'll install skype. Don't need everyone on your contact list to be on skype. Lol. Android eco system is pretty good. They work together, and wanna FaceTime? Duo will do the same thing, with your phone number and all. Don't sleep on Android nowadays because... It don't freeze, lag, or or even stutter. There is a reason tech Goutubers praises many devices running Snapdragon 821 to now. I don't even have to explain how good Android is other than it's fast and it can still do way more than iOS. Just the other day I torrented some files on phone, moved it to my SD card and even install appd on my SD card. Android devices shouldn't be overlooked one bit. Not even by nanometers. Get a nice Android device and laugh T your friends who can't sideload apps, or are stuck on newer s**ttier versions of certain apps.

73. Sinikad unregistered

Apple iCloud does the same thing. The extra you get is with iTunes you can do a full backup. What this means is, if I back up my phone right now and it crashes hard tomorrow, I can restore it to *exactly* the way it is now plus download my pictures / tunes / apps I add from the cloud. I can even restore to a new iPhone. Android doesn't allow that without 3rd party backup apps, which can be a dodgy proposition at best.

51. Sakeem

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

They are not pricing themselves out. Thanks to the carriers offering the option to lease phone's, no one has to pay the full price up front.

5. Jrod99

Posts: 778; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Don’t see Apple charging only 50 more for the Max. Expect a 100 dollar difference at least. Could be wrong. They really should think about those prices.

6. ALMBO6

Posts: 196; Member since: May 28, 2018

Since when a $800 phone is low priced? What kind of mind trick are you guys trying to play on people here?

7. CEDEOTB

Posts: 464; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

They should have gone with; The same polycarbonate back from the 5C Remove wireless charging Reuse the A11 Chip from the 8 Drop RAM down to 2gb and price it at $600

9. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

If Apple could sell The iPad 6th generation with a massive battery, full metal uni-body and enormous 9.7" display for $320 and still make profit off of it then I see no reason why it can't sell The 6.1" iPhone 9 for ~$700. It's best to take these rumors with a pinch of salt... Or perhaps a bottle of whiskey? Which reminds me; I haven't had a drink for almost... Scratch that.

10. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Link copied to reference as wrong when the actual prices are announced.

76. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Looks like 'the analysts' were wrong.

12. baldilocks

Posts: 1545; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Analysts might as well be weathermen. I need to find a career where I can make stuff up off the top of my head and get paid for it.

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