J.P. Morgan's Hall sees Apple's 10th anniversary model launching on-time, priced at $1,100

J.P. Morgan's Hall sees Apple's 10th anniversary model launching on-time, priced at $1,100
Just the other day, securities house Morgan Stanley sent out a report to its clients stating that the launch of the Apple iPhone 8 could be delayed to the first half of 2018. Katy Huberty, Morgan Stanley's highly regarded Apple analyst, has predicted delays in the launch of the phone due to problems with the manufacturing yields on the screen and camera. Also causing a possible delay in the launch of the handset is the huge question mark that continues to hang over the device: where will Apple place Touch ID?

There have been three different possibilities. Plan A, of course, was for Apple to embed the fingerprint scanner right under the glass. This would allow the iPhone 8 to carry an edge-to-edge display without any buttons to press on the front of the phone. The second possibility, or Plan "B," called for a rear-facing Touch ID button to be placed on the back of the iPhone 8. This might be the one option that no one liked. After a render showed a rear-facing Touch ID button for the iPhone 8, the response was rather negative. Plan "C" was recently was launched as a trial balloon to see if consumers would keep it afloat. This plan would eliminate Touch ID altogether from the iPhone 8, and focus instead on a 3D scanning camera that would use face recognition to unlock the phone and provide identity verification.

J.P. Morgan analyst Rod Hall has a much different take on things. He says that the iPhone 8, which he called the Apple iPhone Pro, will launch on time although it will be available in limited quantities at first. By late October or early November, Hall says that Apple will be up to speed on iPhone Pro production. The analyst also raised his pricing forecast by 10% to $1,100 per unit.


source: CNBC

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63 Comments

1. fyah_king unregistered

Should've made it $10K and it will still sell like hotcakes.

18. Supah

Posts: 692; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

kiko da kellyanne conway of PA, bankz, cnour, Mxyflashdabitchmite, HillaryClinton2020, apple-rulz, Lundberg, piyath, nctx77, Ray S, Alan F, Victor H, Luis D & Kaloyan C should sing this song together for Tim Cook https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SNtgmTO9e8

20. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Oh come on dude, kiko is Apple fans, but he won't biasing other brands like other iDiots says Android sucks.

26. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

This exactly. I have never seen him trolling non-Apple articles despite being an Apple fan.

53. sissy246

Posts: 6910; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

He has. Not as bad as some of the other worthless trolls.

21. Supah

Posts: 692; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

35. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Lol, they really stooped that low here on PA? And here I thought Alan F. and Victor H. articles were as bad as they got...this site is getting down to par with BGR.

36. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1337; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Yeah, I want to see, if Apple does set the price at 1k and above, the article PA will write about it being a con, Victor and Alan many will be waiting to see how you handle that? either fairly or if their is silence then your credibility will suffer.

46. lyndon420

Posts: 6387; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

For a 10th anniversary...they could easily command at least 2K no problem.

2. Rocket

Posts: 613; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

dang that's too cheap ;)

3. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Waiting on that, Is a iPhone worth $1100 article.

5. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

The article is gonna be "Why the iPhone 8 is worth $1100 " rather.

30. apple-rulz

Posts: 1843; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

You're not going to buy the phone anyhow, so why do you feel the need to troll Apple articles incessantly? Go take some more profile pics of cars you'll never be able to afford.

33. darkkjedii

Posts: 30699; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You're never gonna buy a Galaxy, but you stay trolling the galaxy articles. You're such a bitchy ass hypocrite.

44. apple-rulz

Posts: 1843; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Damn creep, you need to find a real life boyfriend or girlfriend or whatever, and stop harassing people online.

49. sissy246

Posts: 6910; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

You need to STFU azz You are the F-ing troll

54. darkkjedii

Posts: 30699; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

He's heated sis lol. If you touched his arm, you'd blister.

48. sissy246

Posts: 6910; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

+10,000... LMAO

55. darkkjedii

Posts: 30699; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

He's such a bitchy little hypocrite.

57. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Stop crying darkkmite.

38. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1337; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Regardless if people buy it or not shouldn't PA also do an article on the price as well? If they Can call out one manufacture shouldn't they call out the other?

50. sissy246

Posts: 6910; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

IPA will not ever call apple out on the price

43. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

I buy every new Galaxy "S" and "Note" series also Every "NEW" iPhone.

58. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

The Note 8 is just a blown up S8.

60. sissy246

Posts: 6910; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Your showing your age again, what 12

4. TechGirl90 unregistered

Good Grief!! It isn't a damn Mortgage or Rent on a house!!! No phone should be that much money, I don't care if it has great performance or not, it's not worth shelling out a thousand freaking dollars, that's inexcusable and downright greedy of Apple to do this IF IT BE TRUE!

39. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1337; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

It will be a limited run and will demand that price. I have no problem with it. Its whether its worth it logically. However its also a matter of the freedom of some people to purchase it if they desire. What I would consider sad is if it sell so well that other manufactures follow suit and start off their high their offerings at that price point as well. This would officially put me out of the passion for mobile device technology. Its like going to the baseball parks, as a kid, ( Yankees or Mets ) back in the 70's. Man I could get in for 5 bucks and sit in the bleachers and even at some point move closer during the game and get Greg Nettles to sign my ball with no issues. Today because of all the Multi-million dollar, player, TV and Corporate sky-box contracts the price of a Game tickets for the family is over 150.00 and those are the bleacher seats , this does not include parking. which is another 50.00, and popcorn soda and hot dogs etc.. which is about another 100.00 These two teams set the precedence for other teams around the country who are now charging these insane prices. because of this I gave up my passion for base ball because it was not financially feasible anymore. I hope this does not happen in the mobile technology space.

63. domfonusr

Posts: 1025; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

I share your concern in the strongest of terms.

6. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

10.0 or 9.9. But no lower than tbat on the review scode.

7. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

that* score*

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