Other iPhone Budget Models

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  1. nviz22 macrumors 601

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    How likely will Apple release a big screen budget device with an iPhone X concept? Concept meaning no home button, no TouchID, gestured based, and high aspect ratios/minimal bezels?
     
  2. Ladybug macrumors 68000

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    Not very likely imo. If Apple starts adding in all the features of the X it will no longer be a budget model.
     
  3. now i see it macrumors 68030

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    Your best bet for cheaper big screen iPhones is to by an earlier used model. New big screen iPhones will always be expensive
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Agreed. The iPhone X is indicative of future pricing for the iPhone. With the latest hardware and technology, smart phone costs in General are on the rise. Especially phones that are including all the biometric Components, Its rising the costs of the phone along with the materials like the stainless bands and glass backing.
     
  5. JPack macrumors 68040

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    Depends on what price range you mean by budget.
     
  6. nviz22 thread starter macrumors 601

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    $550-$700 range.
     
  7. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 604

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    I don’t think ‘budget’ and Apple have ever gone hand in hand. If they release a mid tier device like you are suggesting then my guess is it will still be priced in line with the iPhone 8 which is far from being classified as ‘budget’. I hope we get a sensibly priced iPhone this year with compelling new features, it’s long overdue.
     
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    I would say your post is easily debatable. The iPhone SE was considered a ‘budget’ level entry iPhone and the 9.7 2017 iPad was also considered a ‘budget’ level entry iPad at $329.00. I Understand the word budget can be used loosely, but those are both priced affordably and at the lowest offering in Apples lineup for an iPhone and iPad.
     
  9. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    I’ve read a lot of rumors on here that there will be a cheap 6.1 inch LCD model based on the iPhone X design. in addition to the cheaper screen, it’s supposed to be made of aluminum.
     
  10. apolloa macrumors G4

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    Well it’s been rumoured by several sources including Ming at KGI. So I’d say they are good.

    Their is a new LCD technology out that they will use it is believed which allows a bezelless model to be made.

    The rumours also are ‘guessing’ it won’t have 3D Touch but reports admit they aren’t as certain on that, I think it will though. I think it’ll have a cut back camera, lower res screen like 1080p with no HDR, no wireless charging. But will hopefully have water resistance and 3D Touch.

    If not then you’ll have to get an 8 Plus on discount.
    If they launch a new SE in the next couple of months then that may point to what will plan on doing? That will also be a budget model though.

    As for this dual sim idea, that will be for target markets only, so won’t be on sale everywhere.
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    I think it will be around the £700 mark, probably for a 64GB version and then £820 for a 256GB model going by Apples pricing.. yeah it won’t be ‘budget’ priced, but next to the iPhone 11 it’ll be a bargain!
    But we could be wrong and it could start at £650 or something.
     
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    Budget ain’t going to happen they are still selling 6S with measly 32gb for $699 here.
     
  12. aakshey macrumors 65816

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    That's the 6.1" LCD model of 2018.

    The single sim version may go as low as USD 550 (very unlikely) to as high as USD 700 (somewhat likely).

    Dual sim would probably be a USD 100 premium.

    Will have Face ID.
     
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    You must work in the Apple design team, insider knowledge ;)
     
  14. Ffosse macrumors 68000

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    Who in their right mind would pay that for a 6s with 32GB?
     
  15. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 604

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    Yeah it is a loose term and I don’t agree even those examples are budget devices. Entry level just sounds better and is more accurate IMO.
     
  16. Ffosse macrumors 68000

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    I'd say they were budget - certainly Apple's cheapest.
     
  17. apolloa macrumors G4

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    Apples current line up of iPhones is just plain stupid. This is why I think they will be dropping most of them this year and be introducing a new SE and a new budget 6” ish model.

    The current lineup is with U.K. pricing:

    iPhone SE starts from £349 for 32gb

    iPhone 6S starts from £449 for 32gb

    iPhone 6S Plus starts from £549 for 32gb

    iPhone 7 starts from £549 for 32gb

    iPhone 7 Plus starts from £669 for 32gb

    iPhone 8 starts from £699 for 64GB

    iPhone 8 Plus starts from £799 for 64GB

    iPhone X starts from £999 for 64GB


    They have one ridiculous messed up lineup, why they still sell the 6S and 7 is beyond me...
     
  18. puma1552 macrumors 603

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    The rumored 6.1" LCD phone is just odd imo.

    It's basically an upsell to the smaller X for people who want a smaller phone with features.

    The X and X+ make sense and there's nothing really exciting happening there this year (same design, incremental improvements), but the 6.1" seems like an oddball. They should just sell the X/X+, the 8/8+, and divert development funds from the 6.1" model to a revamped SE and quit selling everything else.

    The X/X+/6.1" lineup seems to make the 8/8+ less obsolete because they are affordable options for full featured phones against what surely will be exorbitant X/X+ pricing; if the 6.1" model turns out as rumored without 3D Touch, etc., it isn't really areplacement for an 8 or 8+.
     
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    The last note from Kuo indicated the 6.1" model wouldn't have 3D Touch hardware, but pressure sensitivity would be simulated via software instead.

    The 6.1" model is the perfect replacement for current owners of the 6 and 6 Plus. These customers participated in the last supercycle and have been holding out for a reason to upgrade.
     
  20. NoBoMac macrumors 68000

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    I have the same thought.

    In a different thread, someone posted a chart of the 1Q2018 phone sales. #1-3 were X, 8, 8+ (about 4mill less units on the 8+). #5 was the 7. Plus models sell, but, not as popular, it seems, as the non-Plus sized models. So, a 6.1" seems odd in that it seems it won't be a good seller for Apple as it seems like it will be an unwieldy device with no must-have features. Or if one is an Apple conspiracy theorist, the 6.1" is there to drive people to the pricier X2/X2+?

    Yes, divert the R&D money from that to some new SE type phone. Worst case, keep the 6/7/8 line alive as the new SE device/replacement.
     
  21. apolloa macrumors G4

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    He wasn’t sure if it, and every site reporting his opinions from what I’ve read don’t agree with him and think he’s wrong. He has been wrong before.
     
  22. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    If somehow Xiaomi can hire a foreign designer and make something not so generic... but Chinese don't think like that.
     
  23. nviz22 thread starter macrumors 601

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    It's also good for someone like me too since it could incorporate the X features (FaceID, minimal bezels, new ergonomic design, no home button) without being too expensive like the X is with the dual cameras, 3D Touch, OLED display, etc. I think Apple wants people to have access to FaceID, animojis, and gestures going forward with future phones outside the SE2. If the SE2 is just a smaller version of the X, I wouldn't mind buying that for $500 because I could role with a 720p+ display on a 4" size.
     
  24. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    So you’re essentially saying because other people disagree with Ming Kuo that doesn’t make his predictions a reality? Of course there is going to be others that disagree with his predictions, but don’t ignore that he has the most accurate track record with Apple over any other analyst. And for the record, we know he has been wrong before, every single analyst and Apple insider has been wrong before, not sure if that’s even an argument worth making on your behalf.

    To Keep the associated costs lower with the 6.1 LCD iPhone, it makes complete sense if they’re going to reduce certain features like 3D Touch, and perhaps enable it in some form or another through software. I Would say that rumor is very believable.
     

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