Unlocked - iPhone 5C Price Point?

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What will be the Unlocked price of the iPhone 5C

  1. 0-200

    9 vote(s)
    9.2%
  2. 200-300

    8 vote(s)
    8.2%
  3. 300-350

    24 vote(s)
    24.5%
  4. 350+

    57 vote(s)
    58.2%
  1. iPhonemaster5S macrumors 6502

    iPhonemaster5S

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    So what do you think the price point of the iPhone 5C unlocked would be? My guess is 350.
     
  2. Sodner macrumors 68020

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    $299 and they would sell like hotcakes. Sadly I guess $399.
     
  3. iPhonemaster5S thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I still think its possible they would make it cheap because it is meant for the emerging markets.
     
  4. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

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    sweet spot will be $349... but knowing apple it will be $399, and i don't think it's that bad. 200 less than $650 iphone 5.
     
  5. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 601

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    The price point should be between 200 and 300 but I have a feeling it'll be in the higher bracket somehow.
     
  6. 617aircav Suspended

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    Taking into account that the 2 yr old iphone 4 8gb sells for $450. I'll guess the 5c will be $450.
     
  7. Menel macrumors 603

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    iPhone 5S starting at typical $650, 750, 850.

    iPhone 5C at $450, and $550 price points. Replacing what the iPhone 4 and 4S sell for now.
     
  8. 617aircav Suspended

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    That's a rumor, apple has not put that out so I'll take it with a grain of salt.
     
  9. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    unfortunately for the europeans 449E...

    thats my prediction...:mad:

    If 399E then I would be happy!!!!!:p
     
  11. iPhonemaster5S thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm just hoping that the price has a 3 in it.
     
  12. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    $199 is what it should be, but it will probably be $399 and sell like hotcakes. I can't say for sure until I know the specs, but if it's just a 5 stuffed into a colored case I would never buy one over an Apple refurbished 5 which will be cheaper after the 5c/5s come out. I couldn't see a refurb 5 being much more than $399 from Apple.
     
  13. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

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    My prediction of iPhone models.

    Model - On Contract $ - Contract-free $
    iPhone 5S 16GB - $199 - $649
    iPhone 5S 32GB - $299 - $749
    iPhone 5S 64GB - $399 - $849

    iPhone 'plastic/color' 8GB - $0 - $399
    iPhone 'plastic/color' 16GB - $99 - $499
     
  14. JaySoul macrumors 68020

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    Anyone who thinks it would be $199 clearly isn't familiar with Apple :D

    They will price this high. It will be $400-550 unlocked, I'm sure. At least.

    They SHOULD go low, but they won't, obviously.
     
  15. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    $439 :D

    Seriously though - $349 would be best case scenario IMO. I think they likely hit $449 or $399 at the lowest.

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    I predicted something similar when all this mess started.

    I also think we see a larger iPhone added to the mix next year starting at $100 more than the 5S.

    None of this "last year's" model nonsense. What people don't necessarily get is Apple can put last year's tech in the 5C and it'll sell much better because it can be marketed as "NEW". And people will buy it. Not saying consumers are stupid (and I'm sure the 5C will have something over the 4S/4 - the size for one), but refreshing the models annually while still using last year's internals in the cheaper version will allow for a better marketing campaign and an INCREASE in value so they can still price the phone at roughly $450 off contract.....

    Which, IMO, is still a good deal considering we'll likely see a 5C with roughly the internals somewhere between the 4S and 5 for the same price as the current 4 (and what the 4S would go to anyways).
     
  16. boomhower macrumors 68000

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    It should be $349 but this is Apple so it will be $449.
     
  17. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

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    knowing apple... 499.93

    there it has a 3 on it. LULZ :D
     
  18. rh1 macrumors member

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    Yep.
     
  19. ValSalva macrumors 68040

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    I agree the entry 5C should cost $350 but will most likely cost $450. Like someone here said, at $450 it's still $200 less than the 5S. Apple wants a piece of the lower end but not the low low end ;)
     
  20. betabeta macrumors 6502a

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    My best guess, the color model will not have the finger print reader, the camera will be 8mp, and carry the same chip as the 5.
    16gb off contract 379.00 I still think they can profit $150 on this.
    16gb with contract 79.00

    5s
    Finger print reader, 12mp camera 120FPS video feature, higher storage, storage will HAVE to go up with 120FPS, 16gb would be silly small.
    32gb 649/199
    64gb 749/299
    128gb 849/399...I think 128 will sell very well with the new camera and 120FPS

    iPhone 4 will be the free phone, not the 4s,
    the 4s and 5 will both be discontinued.
     
  21. MJD Dawg macrumors 6502

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    Agreed.

    If it's more than $349 unlocked, my kid will be getting a Google Nexus 4 for $199 as a back-to-school gift.

    What bothers me is that they'll package last years guts in a "new" plastic enclosure and sell it for $450 and they likely won't be able to make them fast enough to keep up with demand. So much for voting with my wallet.
     
  22. Menel macrumors 603

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    I've changed my mind. I wonder now. In light of this:

    http://9to5mac.com/2013/09/04/canad...september-28th-16gb-to-remain-on-as-mid-tier/

    5S at typical $650, 750, 850.
    5 16G at 550
    5C 16G at 450 and up.
    5C 8G at 350, maybe?

    iPod Touch 16G down at 229 currently.

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    The Nexus 4 that was just discontinued?
     
  23. kilcher macrumors 65816

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    I voted $350+.

    I've found there's a very easy formula for determining the price of Apple products before they're released... Take the price analysts predict it will sell for and then add $100. :)
     
  24. iPhonemaster5S thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I think that your prices are right if they are that would be fantastic. No I don't believe the nexus 4 is discontinued not until the next nexus will it be discontinued.
     
  25. MJD Dawg macrumors 6502

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    Yup. That's why it's $199.

    Hopefully it's still available if I don't like what I see with the 5C.
     

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