5.5-Inch iPhone 6 May Cost an Extra $100, but Consumers Willing to Pay

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Over the past several months, there have been several rumors suggesting that a move to two different screen sizes on the iPhone 6 could come with a $100 price premium for the larger model. Rumors have indicated that Apple is planning to launch a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 around the September timeframe, with an even larger 5.5-inch model coming either at the same time or up to several months later.

    Raymond James analyst Tavis McCourt has now weighed in (via MarketWatch) with his own belief that the larger model will indeed include a $100 price premium. But according to McCourt's survey data, consumers are showing an increasing willingness to pay that premium for a larger device.
    Analysts and other observers unsurprisingly expect the iPhone 6 to generate a massive upgrade spike given the move to a larger screen size. The iPhone's usual two-year design cycle typically sees stronger anticipation for new designs, and the significantly larger screen sizes appear to be boosting that excitement even more this year.

    Article Link: 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 May Cost an Extra $100, but Consumers Willing to Pay
  2. macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2011
    If it fits right and looks right, I think I will go for it. Best of both worlds: big-screen with iOS.
  3. macrumors 6502


    Mar 30, 2009
  4. macrumors 65816

    Apr 8, 2010
    It will cost $100 extra but probably comes with 32GB memory.
  5. macrumors member


    Aug 15, 2013
    In the midst of it
    The real question will be what storage will both base iPhones come with? Please not 16
  6. macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2010
    This. In fact, 32GB should have been the standard for iPhones for a while now.
  7. macrumors 601


    Oct 19, 2005
    I guess our thumbs got longer over the last year.

    I'm all for a bigger phone though.
  8. macrumors 6502

    Oct 28, 2008
    just tell me where/when to throw my $... It's starting to burn a hole in my pocket.
  9. macrumors 603


    Oct 13, 2008
    Everywhere And Nowhere
  10. sza
    macrumors regular

    Dec 21, 2010
    So, the pricing will be like this?

    iPhone 5c: Free
    iPhone 5s (8 GB): $99
    iPhone 6 (4.7 inch, 16 GB): $199
    iPhone 6 (5.5 inch, 32 GB): $299

    all with 2-year contract.
  11. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 8, 2008
    Northern Va
    I just can't believe Android and Microsoft phone manufactures would rip off Apple's 5.5" screen idea. I mean, have they no shame?
  12. macrumors 604


    Nov 26, 2007
    If Apple only announces and releases a 4.7" iPhone 6 initially, or even announces both a 4.7" and 5.5" iPhone 6 but delays the 5.5" iPhone 6, I wonder how many people will sit back and wait for the larger iPhone, just because they want to compare them in person before settling on one or the other?

    I know I'll definitely want to try both out before settling on one or the other as being the replacement to my iPhone 4S for the next 2-4 years.
  13. macrumors 68000


    Aug 14, 2007
    I think I'll stick to the 4.7". That seems the perfect size to me and I'll save $100.
  14. macrumors member

    Dec 6, 2007
    Ditto. I think 5.5 is going to fail the "fits in my pocket comfortably" test. I'm not even sure the 4.7 will pass that one, honestly.
  15. macrumors regular

    Mar 22, 2013
    I really don't understand the desire for these gigantic phones... I wouldn't choose the 5.5in model if it was the same price much less pay a $100 premium for one.
  16. macrumors 68040


    Apr 18, 2011
    People want to pay $100 more for a phablet they think Apple will be making. Their loss if they believe this. I'll personally hope Apple makes an iPhone 6 (and not an iPhablet 6). And if so I'll probably buy the iPhone 6.
  17. macrumors 68000


    Feb 11, 2012
    Florida, USA
    Few people have thumbs long enough to hold and operate a phone that big one-handed. For some tasks, you'll need two hands.

    On the other hand, many tasks will still be operable mono mano.

    And perhaps developers will help by putting most commonly used controls within thumb's reach (with a configuration for RHD vs LHD).
  18. macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2012
    Vienna, Austria
    That would be fine then IMO. It would practically just force people who want the bigger iPhone to get the higher amount of storage.
  19. macrumors 65816

    Jun 7, 2011
    The 5.5" better have 32GB internal memory and a significantly larger battery that can outlast any phone on the market (possible if the battery is large enough since iOS is just more efficient than Android [p.s. I use android atm]).
  20. Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I can live with a 100 dollar increase, provided it has adequate storage.
  21. macrumors 6502


    Oct 2, 2006
    This falls under the category of "duh." When the Galaxy Note 2 with a 5.5" screen came out, it was $299 with a contract. I am still on the fence with the 5.5" screen. I had the Note 2 and I liked it (until I wanted to take a picture with one hand...I do that a lot at concerts). I think the 4.7" screen will be the best of both worlds.
    I bet they will keep the 16 GB as standard. They seem to be making a huge cloud storage push which would make large amounts of local storage unnecessary (except for apps).
  22. macrumors 6502


    Aug 25, 2011
    I don't think this supposed 5.5" iPhone will happen, but I wouldn't mind to be proven wrong.

    We'll see...
  23. macrumors regular


    Sep 11, 2012
    New Hampshire, USA
    Will definitely wait for the 5.5, even if it is delayed. 4.7 is still too small for me.
  24. macrumors 68000


    Feb 11, 2012
    Florida, USA
    I hope they do release a phablet. I would find it useful.

    If it disappoints you that they do, that will just be gravy.
  25. macrumors 68000

    Mar 5, 2012
    Central California
    We Know apple

    They will give us the 16 GB for $299 and 32 GB for $399

    They're smart enough to know we are suckers :apple:

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