Thoughts/predictions on next iPhone lineup & pricing?

iParis

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My thoughts are logical and nothing that shouldn't be expected. All of my predictions are assumed with a 2-year contract or upgrade.

Most expected:
iPhone 4 8GB - $0
iPhone 4S 8GB - $99
new iPhone 16GB - $199
new iPhone 32GB - $299
new iPhone 64GB - $399

Other possibilities:
iPhone 4 8GB - $0
iPhone 4S 16GB - $99
new iPhone 32GB - $199
new iPhone 64GB - $299
new iPhone 128GB - $399

With the iPhone 4 being available on all carriers, it'll be the first time an iPhone will be free with a 2-year contract or upgrade on Verizon and Sprint. I'd also like to have more faith that there will be a 128GB iPhone and I'd definitely get one, but I don't see any rumors pointing to it or any other reason to believe it will happen. It took them the iPhone 3GS and 4 to finally upgrade the storage to the 64GB and they may use iCloud or iTunes Match as an excuse, so maybe we'll have to wait until the iPhone 5S / new new iPhone / whatever iPhone for a 128GB model.
 

LSUtigers03

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The only change I could see happening is 32gb becoming the smallest capacity of the new iPhone. I don't think 128gb will make an appearance this year. I would even doubt it happens next year. I think there won't be any changes this time around and if there's a 16gb iPhone this year it may go away next year.
 

iParis

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The only change I could see happening is 32gb becoming the smallest capacity of the new iPhone. I don't think 128gb will make an appearance this year. I would even doubt it happens next year. I think there won't be any changes this time around and if there's a 16gb iPhone this year it may go away next year.
If the 32GB is the smallest option in the new iPhone, do you think that will drop the price of the 32GB and 64GB models to $199 and $299 or will they stay the same?
 

beamer8912

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Don't think 128GB will appear quite yet. 32GB might be the entry this year but I think that's unlikely.
 

Carl Sagan

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I doubt we'll ever see a 128 gig iPhone. By the time your average user needs that kind of space wifi/4G speeds etc will be so good you'll be iCloud synching high def video in minutes so there'll be no need.
 

iParis

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I doubt we'll ever see a 128 gig iPhone. By the time your average user needs that kind of space wifi/4G speeds etc will be so good you'll be iCloud synching high def video in minutes so there'll be no need.
Yeah, and with speeds capable of that it will be much easier to go over the data limit when not on wi-fi.
 

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The 16gb will still be the entry level @ $200. That is a standard price for most smart phones. Why would they sell a 32gb model for $200 when they can sell the 16gb for the same price.
 

psac

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I doubt we'll ever see a 128 gig iPhone. By the time your average user needs that kind of space wifi/4G speeds etc will be so good you'll be iCloud synching high def video in minutes so there'll be no need.
You'd think someone named Carl Sagan would know that to say there will be "no need" in the future for anything in technology nowadays is pretty silly. :D
 

iParis

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The 16gb will still be the entry level @ $200. That is a standard price for most smart phones. Why would they sell a 32gb model for $200 when they can sell the 16gb for the same price.
Oh I don't know, maybe because they want to sell more phones than the competitors that also have 16GB phones priced at $199? :rolleyes: 16GB has been the base of the most recent iPhone since the 3GS, so it would make sense if they wanted to upgrade the storage in the base model.
 

Indy21

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OP...

I agree with the expected but hope for the possibilities. The more space I can have the better.
 

LSUtigers03

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If the 32GB is the smallest option in the new iPhone, do you think that will drop the price of the 32GB and 64GB models to $199 and $299 or will they stay the same?
I think so. I'm hoping the 32gb iPad is also the lowest option when the next iPad is released.
 

iParis

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OP...

I agree with the expected but hope for the possibilities. The more space I can have the better.
Same here. Especially since I record a lot of concerts and I don't feel like paying for iTunes Match or going over my data limit.

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I think so. I'm hoping the 32gb iPad is also the lowest option when the next iPad is released.
Definitely. 16GB seems way too small for an iPad, especially by the next release.
 

ThatsMeRight

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My thoughts are logical and nothing that shouldn't be expected. All of my predictions are assumed with a 2-year contract or upgrade.

Most expected:
iPhone 4 8GB - $0
iPhone 4S 8GB - $99
new iPhone 16GB - $199
new iPhone 32GB - $299
new iPhone 64GB - $399

Other possibilities:
iPhone 4 8GB - $0
iPhone 4S 16GB - $99
new iPhone 32GB - $199
new iPhone 64GB - $299
new iPhone 128GB - $399

With the iPhone 4 being available on all carriers, it'll be the first time an iPhone will be free with a 2-year contract or upgrade on Verizon and Sprint. I'd also like to have more faith that there will be a 128GB iPhone and I'd definitely get one, but I don't see any rumors pointing to it or any other reason to believe it will happen. It took them the iPhone 3GS and 4 to finally upgrade the storage to the 64GB and they may use iCloud or iTunes Match as an excuse, so maybe we'll have to wait until the iPhone 5S / new new iPhone / whatever iPhone for a 128GB model.
If we look at Apple's current pattern it will be this:

iPhone 3GS - no contract, possibly $349 or $299 (currently $379)
iPhone 4 8 GB - free (on contract)
iPhone 4S 8 GB - $99
iPhone 6 16 GB - $199
iPhone 6 32 GB - $299
iPhone 6 64 GB - $399

Another possibility:
iPhone 4 8 GB - free
iPhone 4S 16 GB - $99
iPhone 6 16 GB - $199
iPhone 6 32 GB - $299
iPhone 6 64 GB - $399

I hope they realise 8 GB won't be enough for the iPhone 4S with its advanced software, 8 megapixel pictures and full HD video recordings.

My hopes, but not what I excpect:
iPhone 4 8 GB - free
iPhone 4S 16 GB - $99
iPhone 6 32 GB - $199
iPhone 6 64 GB - $299
(if more profitable for Apple:) iPhone 6 128 GB - $399
 

iParis

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Same as previously

any other possibilities are just lol, especially 128GB.

Ain't gonna happen
So you agree that the iPhone 4 and 4S will move down in slots?

I hope you're not really under the impression it will be officially called "iPhone 6."

I forgot about the iPhone 4S's camera. Maybe it will be 16GB, allowing the new iPhone to be 32GB.
 

Demonface

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It might be like this :


iPhone 4
8GB - Free with 2 year contract

iPhone 4S
8GB - $99

iPhone 5
32GB - $199
64GB - $299
128GB - $399

If it does turn out to be this way it would make more sense for the consumer. But I guess we just have to wait and see . I have a feeling if Steve was still alive it would most likely end up like this but since this is Tim's first time launching an iPhone lets see how he does it .
OFF Topic : Lets just hope Tim doesn't ruin Apple with the iPhone 5 or whatever its called.
 

617aircav

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Same as what is going on now with 4S, 4, 3GS

iPhone 4
8GB - Free with 2 year contract

iPhone 4S
8GB - $99

iPhone 5
16GB - $199
32GB - $299
64GB - $399
This makes sense. I don't see apple offering 32gb at $200, especially since nobody else is.
 

ixodes

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Against all odds I'm holding out hope they deliver a new design unlike the "leaks" we've seen.

I'd like to see a 4.3" display that's of the same aspect ratio as others are using.

Wow us with a world class J. Ive design that's fresh & new.

Sign me up, I'm a buyer.

Or give us what we've seen and I'll be very disgusted.

I'm not buying another flat rectangular glass slab.