Analyst: Apple iPhone 6's subsidized price could be higher than previous models

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Analyst: Apple iPhone 6's subsidized price could be higher than previous models
Pacific Crest analyst Andy Hargreaves is looking for Apple to raise the price of the Apple iPhone 6 when the handset is eventually launched later this year. Hargreaves sees the Cupertino based tech titan pricing the next-gen iPhone at $299 with a signed two year contract. But the analyst says that the added $100 is chump change for Apple's "relatively rich" iPhone buyers. The 16GB Apple iPhone 5s was originally launched at a price of $199 on-contract.

Hargreaves is expecting a 4.7 inch screen on the iPhone 6, compared to the 4 inch glass on the Apple iPhone 5s. The analyst didn't say whether Apple would be using Gorilla Glass, or switching to a sapphire glass screen as some believe it will. He also does not expect a second phablet-sized model. There is speculation that Apple will launch a variant of the iPhone with a 5.5 inch screen to challenge Samsung's Galaxy Note phablet range.


And while there has been some talk about an earlier June or July release of the next-gen iPhone, Hargreaves says that Apple will stick with its fall release schedule, which means we should expect to see the Apple iPhone 6 launched in September or October.

source: NYPost

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