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

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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39 Comments

1. wilsong17 unregistered

So before they charge you 100 dollars more for the memory now they will charge sh33p $100 for the screen too

8. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Bigger iPhone means bigger price. No question about it. Maybe $1500 for 16gb.

18. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yea when it comes to money, Apple wants to make more than they did before, like everyone else. Problem is, they actually will shaft consumers to do it, from making a metal phone into a plastic one, to charging 100 per memory upgrade, to charging 100 more for every .5 inch increase in size. If anyone will do it, Apple will, and the army of cultists will eat it right up.

20. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2255; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

People who buy Apple products disagree with your statement. It's far from the truth.

23. stealthd unregistered

Relying on stereotypes is good sign you don't know what you're talking about.

14. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

Um i could see 299 on contract if they release a phablet size iPhone. You can't really bash them for pricing it 299 if they do release an "iPhablet" considering the note 3 is 299 on contract. This is nothing more than an analyst guessing. Before passing judgement, i think its smarter to wait for the OFFICIAL pricing from Apple, but then again Apple haters will bash Apple no matter what.

19. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Na, it will be $299 for the 4.7 and $399 for the 5.5 phablet

21. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

And it doesn't take a genius/analyst that the iPhone is the most expensive phone on the market.

24. stealthd unregistered

You haven't really seen the market have you

28. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

It is? I do believe that the note 3 is more expensive. Also I think the 16 GB GS4 is more expensive at full retail than the 16GB iPhone 5S. Apparently you need to check prices a little more closely.

32. Topcat488

Posts: 1416; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

These phone The Note 3 and Galaxy S5 can do things that the iphone can only dream of doing... Think about that for a minute.

35. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Well it's definitely the least value-for-money smartphone out there.

2. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Because that's what you do when everyone else in the world is gaining customers by cutting the entry cost of new smart phones. You jack the price up another Benjamin. Because at this point, Apple knows it can afford to give its customers the finger and say "sit and spin." Of course, this may not be true, and it may not apply to the standard iPhone. They could just be following the price structure of Samsung's Galaxy line, with the bigass phone priced highest.

4. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

Good call. Probably for the phab.

3. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Sounds about right; for Apple. And you know what? Their going to sell tons of them.

40. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

'Their' or...'they're'?

5. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Oh wow how original of analysts.I think I can be analyst to...... It is a matter of common sense that It will be more expensive due to larger screen and other things.....it is so obvious

6. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Is it a even a surprise and what about unlocked price $1500 for 64gb lol.

11. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

they are already over priced .. lol ..

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I ain't rich, relatively or otherwise. Still getting one though.

13. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

I hear ya dark. Im far from rich, but ill be getting the iPhone 6 or if they release a phablet size iPhone, ill get that one. Everyone has to remember tho, that this is an analyst, so he's doing nothing more than guessing, anyone can do that. Ill wait for the OFFICIAL pricing from Apple before i go making judgements and bashing Apple, but some ppl will bash Apple no matter what on this site, so this is just fuel for the trolls. I could see a phablet size iPhone being 299 on contract, which would be on par with the note 3 which is 299 on contract. If they release 2 iPhones, my prediction is 199 for the smaller one and 299 for the phablet. Wow i think I'm an analyst now!

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

100% agreed. Trolls can't resist this. I'm all over a phablet iPhone

37. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Ooooooooooooh weeeeeeeh, 4.7 whole inches, think of what you can do with a whole extra 0.7 whole inches??? Maybe you'll finally be able to zoom in to that thing you call a profile pic and slap yourself silly. White shoes: black polyester pants - REALLY????

9. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Apple has no qualms about never passing anything to the consumer. Even if it was the same 4inch screen they would have increased the price in Canada.

10. Sauce unregistered

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12. remtothemax

Posts: 260; Member since: May 02, 2012

i doubt this will be the case if they release two models, the larger one could be more expensive i bet it will be like the iPad mini and iPad air that are basically identical except for screen size the small iPhone will be 199 and the larger will be 299 and maybe start at 32gb or something as much as apple has the market, and as much as apple customers are often rich, i cannot imagine they would walk away from the well established 199 price point, especially when t-mobile is already shaking up the idea of the subsidized phone completely

15. fredmode01

Posts: 19; Member since: Jul 17, 2012

I remember when high end phones were 400 to 500€/USD max back in the old days.. Then Apple came with higher prices for an average phone (first iPhone/3G/3GS), and all these Asian phone makers thought 'hey, lets do the same.. 600€/bucks is a nice price, trully meaning high end stuff' That was a revolution, damn.. sad world -_-

16. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Now with more fleecing.

29. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

+1 internet for you!

22. kevinhope5

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 06, 2014

100 bucks more per inch Go Apple.... So here in Zim it Will be like $2000 16gb.... yuppie am getting the 32gb

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