Four iPhone models next year?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Goldenswo140, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. Goldenswo140 macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2010
    With Apple releasing two separate iPhone models this year do you think its possible we see an introduction of two additional models next year ? This way Apple has a chance to appeal to all corners of the market (besides the nokia 520/Moto G market)

    iPhone 5C - .99
    iPhone 5S - $99
    iPhone 6 - $199
    iPhone 6L? - $299 - 5 Inch Screen

    I would love to see a larger screened iPhone but still believe that the four inch screen should stay as well. The iPhone 6 and 6L sharing the same features except the larger screen and the higher price ( possibly having the 6L with 32GB of storage ). The only way i see this happening is if you increase the resolution of both iPhones to at least 1080p, then you could make a larger phone and still keep "retina".

    On another note my wish list for the iPhone 6/6L would be - Wireless Charging, A8 (with focus on battery life not power), iPad like design, Notification light, Sapphire crystal display ( maybe in 2-3 years ).
  2. g.t. rags macrumors 6502

    Nov 25, 2010
    Long Island
    if i have learned anything in the last 10 years of being an apple junkie, it's to never try to predict what apple is going to do next year
  3. Shockwave78 macrumors 65816


    Jul 10, 2010
    It's correct to not predict what Apple is going to do is clear there are 3 smartphone markets to satisfy.

    The markets are
    4 - 4.3"

    Agree or disagree but these are the markets that are holding there ground now. Samsung is doing it, HTC is doing it, Microsoft\Nokia is now doing, each of these have 3 of the same(for the most part) of the same phone.

    Apple will have to comply eventually If they want any parts of these markets.
  4. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    I think it's pushing it; Apple typically tries not to release too many products and indeed the 5c doesn't seem to be selling as well as expected so Apple may be a little "scared off" by that.

    This seems relevant:

  5. rizqdan macrumors newbie


    Aug 15, 2013
    Hope next Apple will launch iPhone 6, 5" screen & iWatch :D
  6. Goldenswo140 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2010

    Apple did not take the correct direction when they introduced a second iPhone model. Instead of appealing to a new market all they did was replicate the same strategy they have applied every year with offering the iPhone at all pricing options (which they would of done with the iPhone 5 anyway). What Apple previously did was have three models with the previous generation taking a price cut. Which is something they could of continued but did not...

    With the introduction of a bigger iPhone you are adding features and creating a chance to expand your market share, unlike what they tried to do with a cheaper iPhone. You are appealing to people who want a bigger screen which is one of the biggest complaints of the iPhone. No one wanted a cheaper iPhone because that option was already available (last year - 4 .99 4S $99 5 $199)

    Im sure if they introduced the iPhone 5 for $99 the sales would be similar. Looking at the sales of the Note 3 and larger phones apple would be stupid not to join in the Phablet revolution. Apples greatest success is the high end market and thats where they should grow.
  7. sixrom macrumors 6502a

    Nov 13, 2013
    The extreme risk of adding a Phablet class iPhone to Apples lineup would be a very significant additional amount of revenue. Already über wealthy Apples sure to be worried sick over what to do with all the extra cash :)
  8. Twimfy macrumors 6502a


    Sep 11, 2011
    If they're going to bring out a larger screen then they need to make damn sure that the SDK has some fancy up scaling tricks built in.

    Deving for retina was annoying. Deving for 4" is a nightmare.
  9. Nand macrumors regular


    Oct 14, 2011
    San Juan

    Please provide the sales numbers for the note 3 and the phablet revolution.

    Iphone sales grow 26%
  10. Tthomas612 macrumors 65816


    Aug 24, 2013
  11. Señor macrumors 6502


    Jun 20, 2013
    United States
    Apple would never release 4 iPhone models in 1 year.

    It'll be the iPhone 6 and iPhone "Pro". :D
  12. Col Ronson macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2008
    4 iPhone models sounds confusing. they'll keep the 5C or have some similar equivalent, have the 6, and then maybe 6-pro or whatever (the larger screen).
  13. JayLenochiniMac, Nov 21, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2013

    JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    This doesn't make much sense. Just as they discontinued the iPhone 5 this year, they'll most likely discontinue the 5s next year as the iPhone 6c will take its place.

    So it's either the 5s (if they discontinue the 5c) or the 6c that's a step down from iPhone 6.
  14. johnny2435 macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2013
    I personally don't think they will have a 6L. I think what will happen is that it still be like this:
    Pricing scale:
    1st Gen 5C .99 (OR they could make it a 2nd gen, I don't think they'll discontinue this anytime soon)
    iPhone 5S 99.
    iPhone 6 199.
  15. Jacob SMITH macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2013
    I'm waiting for iPhone 6.lets see what will be happening..........
  16. alFR macrumors 68020

    Aug 10, 2006
    Yeah, clearly their strategy is wrong, if it was right they'd be selling the 5s as fast as they can make it and there'd be a wait to buy one. Oh wait...
  17. AlphaHumanus macrumors 6502a

    Feb 12, 2012
    Not 4, I doubt that.

    Maybe they'll do a 1 then 2 release schedule? i6 next year, 6c & 6s the year after?

    On the other hand, if they decide to run 2 screen sizes simultaneously, they'll kind of have to release 2 a year. At that point, I think numbering the phones will fly out the window, and we'll just see a type of "pro/am" releasing, rather than #/s like we have now.

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