iPhone 5s pricing after iPhone 6 is launched

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  1. SestoElemento macrumors newbie

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    What could be the pricing of the iphone 5S after the Iphone 6 is launched?

    Will it be
    iphone 6 - $199 / $649
    iphone 6c - $99 / $549
    iphone 5S - $99/ $549
    iphone 5c - $0 / $449

    or

    iphone 6 - $199 / $649
    iphone 6c - $99 / $549
    iphone 5S - $49/ $449
    iphone 5c - $0 / $349

    or what other pricing structure?
     
  2. ionjohn macrumors 65816

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  3. TC03 macrumors 65816

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    iPhone 6 5.5" 16 GB $299
    iPhone 6 4.7" 16 GB $199
    iPhone 5s 16 GB $99
    iPhone 5c 16 GB $0

    Outside the US, I'm pretty sure the 4S and 5c 8 GB will be available as well.
     
  4. thekev macrumors 604

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    It may go away. That's what they did with the 5 in favor of the 5c. It remains to be seen. I don't think they'll have both a 6c and a 5s in current production. One defeats the point of the other.
     
  5. ionjohn macrumors 65816

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    If it does go away, there will be a 6c and it will be priced at 549, just like the 5s if it doesn't go away
     
  6. SestoElemento thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But what about those who want a premium smartphone that's small in size? Because there are a lot of people who love the size of the iphone 5S
     
  7. thekev macrumors 604

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    Premium is a strange word to me, and it ignores the reason they came out with the 5c, arguably a cost cutting measure. They had other phones at the same prices prior to this. When the 5 came out, the 3GS went away. You had the 4, 4s, and 5. When the 5s came out, the 5c occupied the price where the 5 would have been sold. Assuming Apple thinks of it as a successful strategy, what makes you think the 5s would remain? Why would they have both?
     
  8. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Premium and cost cutting are not mutually exclusive.

    Premium: Relating to or denoting a commodity of superior quality and therefore a higher price.

    The 5c was introduced by apple to get another generation consumers introduced to their products, not to reduce costs.
     
  9. thekev macrumors 604

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    They used most of the internal hardware choices that they would have had they continued with the 5. They assigned it identical pricing. They removed the 5. I feel like I got an incomplete statement from you here. Are you just trying to say that its goal was different? In either case it seemed to replace their old business model of selling the prior year model at a lower price.
     
  10. 1080p macrumors 68020

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    My kids love their 5C's but I wouldn't personally use one... even if it had top specs like the 5S.
     
  11. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    FYI
    Don't expect a definite answer unless tim cool comes here and answers your question. Nobody knows the pricing so all of this is just speculation.
    I think they will just take $100 off the current 5s price
     
  12. charlituna macrumors G3

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    Assuming it is still on sale. For all we know it will be 6S, 6C ( with a cheap 8 GB choice in that mix)
     
  13. I7guy macrumors G5

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    True apple used the processor from the 5 and updated the wifi and lte chips. Plus other internals we may not know about.

    They, meaning apple, also revised their marketing strategy to come up with a premium playful phone suitable for a new generation of consumers. Clearly the 5 and 5c are not targeted toward the same audience.
     
  14. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Apple marketing sure has a done a good job.
     
  15. thekev macrumors 604

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    In terms of being playful, they could have done a better job on colors. Apple doesn't typically leave a lot of price overlap when it comes to base configurations, so I don't expect to see a 6, lower priced 5s, and a 6c unless part of it involves third parties and unsold stock.
     
  16. I7guy macrumors G5

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    So has apple industrial design, apple engineering, apple manufacturing, apple distribution, apple support, etc.
     

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