Lower priced iPhone models expected to come about in June?

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Lower priced iPhone models expected to come about in June?
With so m any rumors still swirling around the next generation iPhone, there is one that may focus its attention on pricing as opposed to glorifying the hardware under the hood. It's speculated that Apple's latest incarnation of the iPhone is expected to have a total lower cost of ownership according to one prominent analyst. In addition to that, it's also rumored to include new gesture-based functionality – it may have something to do with an application patent that was recently revealed. The analyst, Katy Huberty with Morgan Stanley, suggests that one of the biggest barriers that face the iPhone's adoption to the masses is its cost of hardware and service plan. The costly investment in the device is the biggest hurdles and issues in both developed markets like the US and emerging ones like China. With that in mind, Huberty expects Apple to address this one aspect and attack it by introducing a new model that will be economically friendly to even more customers. Huberty stated in a note to investors that "We expect Apple to launch new iPhones in June that offer both a lower total cost of ownership and new functionality, potentially including gesture-based technology." As we've seen Apple make the their lowest priced model, the 8GB iPhone 3G, jump the barrier and land in at a friendly $99 price point, the newer iPhone 3GS models seem to be the most popular options for customers. When you look back at how Apple managed to extend its iPod products to a new class of customers, they introduced the inexpensive line of iPod Nanos that provided less storage and a lower price point – shall we see the same fate happen to the next generation iPhone? If it does come about, there might be a myriad of next generation models that might cater to the individual needs of customers.

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7 Comments

1. Phullofphil

Posts: 1820; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

how about easy access to changing the battory or having a backup battery.

2. nak1017

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

I would consider the iPhone if they diversified the product line and stopped worrying so damn much about people messing with the software...

3. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

A less expensive device + a lower cost of ownership would be huge for the AT&T and iPhone. However, I don't want to see an iPhone Shuffle!!!

4. ILOVEtechnology unregistered

I am excited for the new iphone, I have the 3gs but I don't think I will be getting the new iphone.I just want to see what it has and stuff. I love apple, and how everything is compatible with its products! I think windows should start doing it too!

7. mmanassian

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

AT LAST SOMEONE WHO UNDERSTANDS!!! BEST COMMENT EVER MAN. Keep it up ;)

5. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

access to the battery isnt a great idea..BB's have always needed a BATTERY pull And iphone made it so it wasnt needed

6. cell2071

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 26, 2010

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