I think I've cracked the pricing

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by iCarabma, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. iCarabma macrumors 6502

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    I haven't seen this posted elsewhere, but I also haven't read every post on every thread so apologies if we've been down this road.

    The pricing has long been a question for me. To keep status quo they have to hit 3 price points (on contract) $0, $99, and $199. And they have 2 phones coming.

    When Gruber suggested last night the 4S would survive another day at $0, that struck me as very wrong. So here is my prediction:

    $0- iPhone 5C -White only- 8GB
    $99- iPhone 5C- multi colored- 16Gb
    $199-399- iPhone 5S- Bk/Wh 32, 64, 128

    They get to keep a $0 to get you in the door, but offer a very tempting up sell to $99. At any price for $100 more you double storage.

    Seems very Apple.
     
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  3. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    you know you could just wait 3 hours and 30 minutes instead of trying to make theories :D
    watch a movie, play some games, read a book, etc...
     
  4. iCarabma thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The current rumors seem to point to the 5C having mostly iPhone 5 internals. I don't think they need it. And I think the naming would be confusing to the layman. The 5 is better than the 5C and worse than the 5S?

    You're right, these boards are full of people who hate making theories about Apple, what was I thinking? Anybody up for Monopoly?
     
  5. jeremiah239 macrumors 6502a

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    Just like the iPad 3 it's gonna disappear after today's announcement. That's my opinion!
     
  6. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    I REALLY hope there isn't an 8GB iPhone anymore. That size is way too small to be useful anymore.

    The only reason Android phones can get away with 8GB is because they have expansion slots. The absolute minimum for an iPhone should be 16GB, and I feel even that's too small. Flash memory is cheap enough to make the minimum 32GB with hardly a dent in Apple's profits.
     
  7. iCarabma thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I think I mostly agree with you. I'm predicting the 5S starts at 32GB.

    But to keep the cost down and encourage up selling I think the cheapest model starts @ 8GB.

    Most people who care about storage are going to buy the flagship anyway.
     
  8. dannyyankou macrumors 603

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    My predictions for unsubsidized pricing:

    iPhone 5C 16 gb: $399
    iPhone 5 16 gb: $549
    iPhone 5S 16 gb: $649
    iPhone 5S 32 gb: $749
    iPhone 5S 64 gb: $849
     
  9. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    It just doesn't make sense to try to formulate something, when you will get a guaranteed answer in a few hours.
     
  10. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    It would be discontinued.
     
  11. 53kyle macrumors 65816

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    Maybe this, but only if the 5c is better than iPhone 5:

    $0 - iPhone 5 - 8GB
    $99 - iPhone 5C - 16Gb
    $199 -399- iPhone 5S - 32/64/128
     
  12. iCarabma thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I hereby relieve you if the reponsibity of reading threads that upset you. You are free, my brother.

    Maybe watch a movie, read a book, or play a game. Enjoy!

    I thought about that but I think the form factors are too confusing. The phone that looks almost identical to the best phone is now the worst?
     
  13. Doublea6 macrumors regular

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    iphone 5S $200
    iphone 5C $100
    iphone 5 16 gig only $0
     
  14. Ashin macrumors 6502a

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    And the price for us countries who don't have ridiculous contracts?:rolleyes:
     
  15. dannyyankou macrumors 603

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    No it wouldn't. They will continue to sell the 16 gb model.
     
  16. DiscoMcDisco macrumors regular

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    I'm hoping both the 8 and 16GB options are dropped for the 5S, meaning the top price of £699 stays but they just shift the brackets.

    I'd expect it (unsubbed) to be:

    5C:
    8GB - £99
    16GB - £149
    32GB - £199
    (possibly) 64GB - £299

    5S:
    32GB - £349
    64GB - £449
    128GB - £699

    It's possible the 5S prices will be £50 above this, so that's my tolerance for the pool haha

    Subbed = 50% off all above pricing, with the 8GB 5C coming in Free.
     
  17. lolkthxbai macrumors 65816

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    Why is this thread in the iOS forum............?
     
  18. pixelpicture macrumors newbie

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    For what it's worth.

    I don't think we will see an 8GB iPhone any more...
    I think 16GB will be the minimum.
     
  19. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    One of the large theories is that the iPhone 5 is being discontinued.
     
  20. ajt1995 macrumors 6502

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    They pretty much confirmed that when they kept selling the 16 GB 4S when 5 came along. :apple:
     
  21. OneMike macrumors 601

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    My guess would be

    $0 5
    $99 5C
    $199 5S

    I almost think the 4S would be at $0 pushing the 5 to $49, but I see them trying to get the 30 pins out of there already.

    I can't see the 5 being taken off the market like that.
     
  22. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    How do you know this for sure?
     
  23. ajt1995 macrumors 6502

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    I think it should be

    $0 5c
    $99 5
    $199 5S

    My reasoning is because the 5 is more "premium" and the aluminum feels more expensive.
     
  24. pixelpicture macrumors newbie

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    Well.. They still sell the iPhone 4 8GB...
     
  25. ajt1995 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, but the iPhone 4 dropped to 8 when 4S came out and 3GS was still on sale...
     

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