Price speculation after new iPhones released?

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  1. PracticalMac, Aug 28, 2013
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    PracticalMac macrumors 68030

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    Some idle speculations, going on rumors that iPhone 5 will be discontinued.

    Base model w/ contract (like you see at store).

    iPhone 5S $200
    iPhone 5C $100
    iPhone 4S $0

    IF, the iPhone 5 will continue, then:
    iPhone 5S $300
    iPhone 5 $200
    iPhone 5C $100
    iPhone 4S $0
    Then it makes sense the rumors of demise of 5 seem true.


    A lineup like this:
    iPhone 5S $200
    iPhone 5C $100
    iPhone 5 $0

    Does not make much sense with the C rumored to be a low-cost plastic phone, and it will not be same price (edit: as the 5).


    Discuss
     
  2. Dwalls90, Aug 28, 2013
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    5 is gone, for sure.

    4S may still be around, but seems pointless.

    128GB 5S $399
    64GB 5S $299
    32GB 5S $199

    64GB 5C $199
    32GB 5C $99
    16GB 5C $0
     
  3. sportsfrk214 macrumors 6502a

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    Here is the dream pricing model that I pray Apple goes with for the iPhone 5S:

    32GB - $200
    64GB - $300
    128 GB - $400

    However, knowing Apple (and based on current iPad pricing), we can probably expect something more like this:

    16GB - $200
    32GB - $300
    64GB - $400
    128 GB - $500
     
  4. Cscottrun macrumors 6502

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    IMO, this is how it should be:

    5s - $200
    5 - $100
    5c - $0

    But that would never happen because there is too much revenue and profit to be made with the 5c, being it is a new product.
     
  5. paulbennett95 macrumors 6502a

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    I doubt they'll keep the 4S, they probably want to simplify their product line around one connector and one screen size to help devs.
     
  6. PracticalMac thread starter macrumors 68030

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    That may be true, but with billions of older style 30-pin based connectors as well as tens of millions of "4" based cases, it has a lot of demand (as seen by some recent data).

    Before you say accessories don't count, that is false.
    Accessory market is its own ecosystem, and does influence the buying market for iPhone to a degree (and a reason iPhone does incredibly well, older accessories work on newer phones).
    Accessories are a lagging industry, but as they catch up to latest phones more switch to new phones.


    Why should the 5 cost more then 5C?
    The 5C will have improvements over the 5 even if most of its internals are the same. Very likely a new comm chip, to support more carriers. A plastic case is not really that big a deal.
     
  7. IXDoubleDXI macrumors regular

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    Here's to hoping, lol....

    5C-
    only in a 16gb variant...$0 or $99 on Contract

    5S-
    32gb-$199
    64gb-$299
    128gb-$399

    If the 5C is going to be the "entry/cheap" model, it makes sense to keep that with the basic specs of 16gb. Processor/Camera aren't likely to match the 5S, so why complicate things with a variation of storage sizes? Just keep it the "basic" model.

    Hoping the pricing for 5S follows this. If it kept with the current 5 pricing, where 32gb starts at $299, that means the largest capacity model @ 128gb, would be going for $499. Sounds like a bit much. I'm definitely in the market for an iPhone with 128gb at the $399 price point, but not at $499.
     
  8. rh1, Aug 29, 2013
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    UK will probably look like this..

    iPhone 5C 16GB - £399 /£429 if it has full LTE
    iPhone 5C 32GB - £479/ £499 if it has full LTE

    iPhone 5S 16GB - £529
    iPhone 5S 32GB - £599
    iPhone 5S 64GB - £679
    iPhone 5S 128GB -£759

    SIM FREE, or no carrier lock.

    EDIT: Strong feeling iPhone 5C could start at £369 SIM FREE. But won't have LTE.

    iPhone 5C 16GB - £369
    iPhone 5C 32GB - £449


    You've seen it here first!
     
  9. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    I don't think the 5C will be as expensive as that. For some £399 may as well be £529..I reckon it could be £299
     
  10. cmichaelb macrumors 68020

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    Exactly what I have been thinking. I hope you are right.

    128GB iPhone and iPod touch will allow Apple to retire the classic. That way the can sell more apps.
     
  11. rh1, Aug 29, 2013
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    Yes and No. To be exact it will be £369 or £449 (16GB or 32GB)

    Well I suppose it depends on how much the iPhone 5C will be scaled down.
    As we near to the release i'm getting the impression it will be what's in an iPod touch today.

    So they'll go with 5 megapixel camera and A5 chip but you will struggle to get SIM FREE iPhone for less than £350. Or else it will cannibalise iPod touch sales.
     
  12. rh1 macrumors member

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    For the US. Contract free

    iPhone 5C 16GB $449
    iPhone 5C 32GB $549

    iPhone 5S 16GB $649
    iPhone 5S 32GB $749
    iPhone 5S 64GB $849
    iPhone 5S 128GB $949


    Makes perfect sense if you look at the numbers.
     
  13. rh1 macrumors member

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    They actually had the courage to charge more than my estimates.
    Any new thoughts..
     

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