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  • How Much Will The 4th Generation iPhone Cost?



    A prominent industry analyst is taking a swing at what the new iPhone will cost when Apple formally introduces the 4th generation version of the popular handset at the company's 2010 WWDC in early June. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster is predicting that Apple will roll out a 32GB model of the 4th gen iPhone at $199 and a 64GB model for $299.

    While few other industry analysts have formally weighed in on the estimated cost of the new device, these estimates (which are on par with the current prices of the 16GB and 32GB models of the iPhone 3GS) are certainly in line with most Apple fans and prospective 4th gen iPhone buyers are expecting.

    Munster also sees in his crystal ball that the new iPhone will hit the marketplace shortly after its June 7th introduction and possibly be available by the end of next month. Although the Piper Jaffray analyst will likely be close to his target estimates with both the pricing and release information for the new handset, Munster isn't necessarily proposing any suggestions that haven't already been floating about the rumor mill.

    Overall, since the infamous lost/stolen iPhone fiasco earlier this year, few secrets have remained about the attributes the 4th generation iPhone will boast. But notwithstanding the lack of mystery, hype remains greater than ever for the updated iPhone's big reveal, likely on tap for Apple CEO Steve Jobs' keynote address at the World Wide Developer Conference, scheduled to begin June 7th in San Francisco.

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: How Much Will The 4th Generation iPhone Cost? started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 84 Comments
    1. Papskiess's Avatar
      Papskiess -
      i rekon $399
    1. YourEntreeSolution's Avatar
      YourEntreeSolution -
      I think that the hunger for this new phone will push anyone over the edge and buy, no matter the cost.
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      We can only hope they are those prices... but for some reason I feel they might be more..
    1. StevenB's Avatar
      StevenB -
      Those have been the prices the last couple of years.

      It would be nice if they offered a 16GB version for $100.
    1. zoblue's Avatar
      zoblue -
      What about being able to buy it without having an AT&T contract? Any rumors on that front?
    1. giancarlo's Avatar
      giancarlo -
      i think they'll do this....16GB for $199.....32GB for $299......64GB for $399.99
    1. otiswhuff's Avatar
      otiswhuff -
      Is that the price whith a 2 year contract? So tax and all I'm looking at 399 for a 64 gig? Not bat at all fug it I'm in. See you all in the new world with my bad *** iPhone 4G. My friend has an update and he's letting me get it.
    1. Bleeditout2130's Avatar
      Bleeditout2130 -
      Whatever the price, please let those of us who keep getting the new generation of iPhones on launch day upgrade for less!
    1. giancarlo's Avatar
      giancarlo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bleeditout2130 View Post
      Whatever the price, please let those of us who keep getting the new generation of iPhones on launch day upgrade for less!
      Small world...I'm in Cooper City, FL too.
    1. otiswhuff's Avatar
      otiswhuff -
      I'm with bleeditout on that note
    1. LastSonOfKrypton's Avatar
      LastSonOfKrypton -
      I want a 64GB!
    1. boxxa's Avatar
      boxxa -
      wow 64GB.... droool.....

      If its under $399 with a two year contract I would totally buy one the day it comes out.
    1. adp's Avatar
      adp -
      $199 for a 32GB FTW
    1. gmpv's Avatar
      gmpv -
      the price no matter just buy a phone with no problems like battery life or signal problems or wifi and bluetooth connectivity that matters
    1. Wolftamer's Avatar
      Wolftamer -
      If 64g really is $300 then ya, I'll jump all over that. I went with the cheaper model on my iPhone 3g because the price difference for 8gig extra was stupid. But $100 for an extra 32 gig is worth it.
    1. Evilsaint's Avatar
      Evilsaint -
      They myt probably increase prices or sell 64gb at 399 either ways it's the factory ulocked prices that I need prolly a few 100$ more
    1. leram84's Avatar
      leram84 -
      anyone else really annoyed with the new unmute-able video ads?
    1. M4tt Dam0n's Avatar
      M4tt Dam0n -
      I love those so called "analysts". It's so hard to predict the iPhone is coming in june and there are gonna be 32gb and 64gb versions.
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Papskiess View Post
      i rekon $399
      they can't just go and double the price of their phones. that dosen't make any sense.

      i'm thinking double the storage, and keep the prices the same
    1. jbreak23's Avatar
      jbreak23 -
      $199 and $299 is reasonable. If they drop the price on the 3GS.