$149 iPhone by Christmas - Redux

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iphonewiz, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. iphonewiz macrumors regular

    Jan 30, 2008
    Many of you thought I was crazy when I posted this last month of so, but as you can see, it is possible to one day see a $99 iPhone!

    I think the $199 iPhone with contract is a very strong possibility this summer. Apple may even cut the price to get the contract price to $149 by Christmas 2008 and most certainly by Christmas 2009.

    That's how they are going to sell 10 million units per year.
  2. t0mat0 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2006
    Apple will want a healthy margin on a phone if there is still a way to get it jailbroken come July. In terms of pricing, the handset seems to be being muted at a subsidised price. So Apple isn't dropping a whole $50 necessarily, it's just being subsidised over the length of a contract. So you may not see such a low price at an Apple store where you could just buy the handset.

    Unlocking / Jailbreaking iPhone will become less popular I imagine, but we have to wait and see.
  3. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
    I really believe AT&T is not going to subsidize the iPhone. They're already giving Apple kickbacks. How much money are they willing to lose on this thing?

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