Analysts think the iPhone 6 could be priced higher

Analysts think the iPhone 6 could be priced higher
The rumor mill has been buzzing about the potential of a new larger iPhone on the way next year. The reports have varied, but it seems clear that Apple is at least testing various device sizes ranging from about 4.5-inches up to around 6-inches. The current thinking is that Apple may release two new iPhones next year - the iPhone 6 and the so-called iPhablet.

Susquehanna analyst Chris Caso thinks that Apple may raise the price of the iPhone 6 in an effort to keep the same profit margins while adding even more premium materials to the device. Caso expects that the iPhone 6 will cost more to build because of a faster processor (though we would note that has never raised the price before) and a larger display (that would depend on the resolution of said display). There are also theories that Apple may use sapphire glass for the entire display of the iPhone 6 and not just for the home button. Caso thinks all of this could lead to an iPhone that is prices anywhere from $249 to $299, which would be a $50 to $100 premium over traditional iPhone pricing.

When it comes to phablets in the Android world, there tends to be a premium placed on the price compared to a smartphone. For example, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 launched at $299 on-contract, while the Galaxy S4 was $199. Similarly, it looks like the HTC One max will be between $249 and $299, compared to the $199 HTC One. So, we would expect Apple to do the same if it launches a phablet along with the iPhone 6, but given how Android has been eating away at iPhone sales, we're not so sure Apple would be so bold as to think raising the price is the best option. Although, Apple has traditionally been more concerned with profit margins than market share, so it's not out of the realm of possibility.

source: AllThingsD

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1. D.Aceveda

Posts: 433; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Imagine that!! An iPhone priced high???? Wow I don't believe what I'm reading

7. EgyDroid

Posts: 111; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

In my country the iPhone is the highest priced smartphone ever. like I mean HIGH priced ....really REALLY high priced...

39. Alex123

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

same here... i can't imagine how much higher according to the analyst but i think the price is surely not below USD 1000/unit

43. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Steve : We have a type of customer that we do not serve. complain about the price but someone out there like me is still going to buy that smartphone that you say is overpriced, that's just how it works. Welcome to the world

16. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Priced higher?????? So new iCrap would be something like $2000 hahahahah

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31320; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ha ha ha

30. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Unlikely, if Apple want a greater market share in 2014 and 2015. From worldwide market share of 36% in 2011 to 14% in 2013. I don't think they are in a position to increase prices. But Apple being Apple profit margin might rules it all.

55. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Well that is largely because the market expanded and Apple's share didn't increase much. But market share doesn't help them and so they do not have to focus on that. They will increase margins and expect the larger iPhones to be priced higher and the 5s to get the 5c treatment. They won't add anymore "premium" anything to the phones to preserve margin. Expect the same crap as usual, because Apple only "innovates" in one thing every generation. This time it is likely going to be RAM and screen size (maybe camera). It is all about money now, at least under Jobs it was also about nice pieces of tech.

26. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

To be completely honest, I think blackberry phones are more overpriced than Apple's.

40. Alex123

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

The products from both companies are so high

48. GodKnowsAll

Posts: 21; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

No,Blackberry Its Apple iCraps Which Are Overpriced.(Except iPads In My Country).Blackberry At Least Reduces It Price After A Few Months.But Not Apple.iCrap 5s Is Priced USD 850 In India A USD 150 Price Hike From iCrap 5.The Plastic iCrap 5c Is Priced USD 680.

2. Sauce unregistered

I'm tired of all these analysts lol. They're like weathermen. Analyst this. Analyst that. Anyone could be an analyst. My dog could be a friggen analyst and would probably for once foresee something correct.

3. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

oh cmon there is 1 year and rumors about ip6...

4. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Might as well be, the so called low priced, budget iPhone 5c.....is a joke of a price. I guess the price of the 5c is a budget phone in Apple's eyes. Oh....just read Tim Cook said it was never supposed to be a budget phone. An older, 2 year old phone ...the 4S..is their budget phone...who woulda thunk it.

5. JojoGo101

Posts: 211; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

Here's how Apple can get my money: The A8 processor must match the Snapdragon 805 in terms of GPU, and the screen must be made of sapphire.

6. lovemasterbaba

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 20, 2013

Apple products are just too over priced, come to think you get better hardware from other android flagship for lesser pricing!!! I used to own an iphone 4s yes it was a good experience but my experience was limited, I'm allowed to do lesser than i want ! I subsequently delete other app for memory issues, I'm also unable to share those beautiful moments i had on camera with my family via Bluetooth i have just a single major way of getting music onto my device!!! Iphones are just too over priced.

28. remtothemax

Posts: 260; Member since: May 02, 2012

so did samsung give you a list of what to complain about or do you just happen to perfectly match their typical marketing line?

34. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

If you don't mind the whole world sharing your photos via the web without your permission, Android is the perfect fit for you. I wouldn't take a nude shot of my girl friend with it though.

37. tbacba

Posts: 134; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Why not? I always have! Sorry, I couldn't resist. :-)

50. xfire99

Posts: 1206; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Care explain further? Dont think Android share anything without permission first. Also, why not, she can get famous and get a big role in Hollywood. Like Paris Hilton and many others starts, that leaks theirs own sextapes freely and earn alot of dollars. :))

56. t0ked

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

So turn off the auto photo backup to the cloud. Or just don't turn it on. I suppose icloud is "safer"? LOL You can also share photos via any app that is installed on the phone or transfer via NFC (I know iphone-followers haven't heard of that yet since apple hasn't invented it yet), bluetooth, or hey, get this, just plugging in my phone to a USB port and copying it without needing to open a separate program...

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31320; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Think my a$$, let the retina mini be the indicator. The next iPhone is gonna be a major upgrade, there will mos def be a premium, and I'll be paying it. Gotta have the latest greatest...

27. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

The iPad mini 2g was just apple playing catchup to the nexus 7 2013. If you factor in price apple is still behind. The iPhone 6 is apple trying to catch up on the screen size. Apple lost $40,000,000,000 in market cap when they announced the 5s and 5c. That's how much confidence investors have in apple products. Negative forty billion dollars worth.

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 31320; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hmmmmmmm? Why is it you conveniently fail to mention what's been gained back? Hmmmmmmm??? Since the release, they've gone from 426,000,000,000 to 463,000,000,000. By my math, that's 37,000,000,000............hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

53. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

You should distinguish someone not doing something from someone can't do something.

9. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

of course, apple will still have the 4' screen edition and the larger-screen will be another option hence more expensive...and its ridiculous...

10. GrapeEyes

Posts: 248; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

In 5 years time people will look back and cringe on how much they paid for the pathetic icrap. Apple eat too much and fell asleep, allowing Samsung to overtake them. I see Samsung bringing out a lot of high end phones in 2014/15 however I think they will also end up being greedy and over pricing their phones. Windows/Nokia will overtake Apple in mobile market share in 2015 and then overtake Android between 2018 and 2020

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31320; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Mmmmmmmmmmmm hmmm

20. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

oh my...you type in sleep? Come on wake up and stop dreaming ;)

51. xfire99

Posts: 1206; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Sammy do already over priced theirs devices and theirs tablets cost even more then Ipad Air. Bought Note 1 for 900US and Note 2 same around 900US, both at release day and Note 3 cost the same. But this time I didnt bought it, not much change and wait for Note 4 instead. :) But this is how it happens, when there are no competitors that can make good devices as they do and can price whatever they want. Like Intel domination over AMD.

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