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02-20-2013, 03:28 AM #1
Analyst Believes Apple is Likely to Debut $199 iPhone Later This Year
A recent Piper Jaffray analysis of global unlocked smartphone prices solidifies the firm’s expectation that Apple will be launching a low-cost iPhone later this year. The new handsets purpose will be to compete in the untapped market that is currently estimated to be worth $135 billion in 2013. Gene Munster recently reiterated his stance that Apple is likely to release a more affordable iPhone targeting developing regions like China and India.
According to Gene Munster:
…a lower priced iPhone will be a positive for AAPL shares for two reasons. First despite its lower margin, it should accelerate gross profit growth given the size of the low-end market (we estimate $135B in 2013); second, investors have historically bought into AAPL ahead of major new product releases.
He expects Apple to debut an affordable $199 iPhone in the September quarter and believes the company could sell around 37 million units over the remainder of 2013. This number would jump to around 96 million units for 2014 and 170 million units in 2015.
02-20-2013, 04:54 AM #2
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02-20-2013, 06:50 AM #5
I just wonder what the specs will be, since Apple isn't in the business of "making cheap products," as Phil would say...
02-20-2013, 07:17 AM #6
Duh... they release a $199 iPhone every year!
And if they're talking about non-contract price, then that would mean it'd be free in contract and probably a pretty cheap feeling phone. They should just keep selling the previous gen iPhone for less when the new one comes out.
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02-20-2013, 07:34 AM #7
The only option to make this work is making the iPod Touch into a phone. You'd have to find savings in the build to cover the increased costs for cellular hardware but it the end it would be a pretty decent option. Build it for people on pre-paid, those who want a cheap non-contract phone and markets in emerging areas.
It would need to distant itself enough to only cater to those markets and not eat at the core iPhone buyer. Which, honestly I'd never buy the low end phone so it wouldn’t be that difficult.
It may rough up the resell value of these phones buy a Porsche 911 isn’t worth less after they made the Boxster.
02-20-2013, 08:25 AM #8
iPod Touch and Skyroam Gmate = phone
02-20-2013, 08:38 AM #9
02-20-2013, 09:06 AM #10
This phone would be more comparable to a 3g, as it would probably not have a retina display and also have little ram and storage.
02-20-2013, 09:36 AM #11
Hahaha iphone soon will be start looking cheap like android phone.
02-20-2013, 01:22 PM #12
Hmm... I just checked the MSRP for the 8GB iPhone 4 and they're going for $450. That's higher than I thought they would be. This shouldn't be a surprised though as apple products are always on the more expensive end.
02-20-2013, 02:30 PM #13
02-20-2013, 03:58 PM #14
blah blah blah
Another anal-ist who wouldn't know if his a*hole was bored, screwed, punched or eat out by white ants!
02-20-2013, 06:13 PM #15
02-20-2013, 10:44 PM #16
If Apple made a cheap iPhone, they would get bashed for making a cheap, inferior product. They have never intentionally done this, and I don't believe they'll start now.