Today was a pretty good day when it comes to iPhone 6 rumors. Not too long ago, we came across a leaked image from Foxconn, showing us the aluminum mold which will be used in the production of the alleged handset, revealing its 4.7-inch screen size.
It’s a good news for all the iPhone fans, but there’s a piece of bad news as well, especially for those who are waiting for the large screen iPhone. According to Jeffries analyst Peter Misek, Apple is in talks with the carriers in the United states about increasing the price of the upcoming iPhone 6 by $100.
This means the device which used to cost $199 on a two-year contract will now come with a hefty $300 on-contract price. This might affect the sales of the upcoming iPhone considering most of the flagship devices comes with a $199 price tag. While the initial response was “no” from the carriers, but it seems they are going to accept some part of the price hike, if not the complete $100, as iPhone 6 could be the game-changing device this year. Apple is in a strong position, and if they don’t accept the rise in price, carriers could lose subscribers, especially, if any competitor picks up the device.
“The possibility may at first seem far-fetched in light of investor concerns regarding possible carrier subsidy and handset price cuts due to smartphone saturation and lack of differentiation,” Misek comments. “But we think this general lack of differentiation could be the reason why Apple may be able to get a price increase. Carriers realize that the iPhone 6 will likely be the only headline-worthy high-end phone launched this year and that they will lose subs if they do not offer it.”
There’s no word from Apple or any other carrier about the rise in price so we recommend users to take it with a grain of salt. We’ll update you if any other thing pops up.
Source: Street Insider