Two new iPhones brings believes everyone except Apple knowing exactly even on September 10, 2013. So much. Suppose it is true and an iPhone 5S will be supplemented as new high-end model to an iPhone 5C as budget variant: What would they cost well?
(Update: Apple has just introduced the new iPhone Here prices.:
- iPhone 5S 16GB: 699 €
- iPhone 5S 32GB: 799 €
- iPhone 5S 64GB: 899 €
- iPhone 5C 16GB: 599 €
- iPhone 5C 32GB: 699 €
The iPhone 5C is thus not become a cheap iPhone.
Update the end.)
An iPhone 5 currently costs without a contract at least 679 euros (16 GB), with a total contract more. In the past, each new iPhone was often more expensive than its predecessor. Exception: iPhone 4 and 4S. The "small" Upgrading the price remained the same - and that gives us hope. So the iPhone 5S also brings only minor changes with it, Apple should let the price spiral in peace again.
679 euros ie probably for the iPhone 5S. And the iPhone 5C? is also forecast a new effective model, a novelty at Apple. So far, the benefits has only been (and most recently the pre-pre) offered version as a budget alternative. The iPhone 4S with 16 GB (original price 629 euros) is currently having new to Apple for 579 Euro (). The iPhone 4 with 8GB currently costs 399 euros () at Apple. Original price 2010: 519 €.
Following this pattern, that would mean for tomorrow: The iPhone 5S costs henceforth 679 euros. The iPhone 5 could continue to sell for 579 euros Apple, supposedly only with 16 GB of memory. The iPhone 4S &# 8211; falls away completely. Why? No Lightning port, no 4&# 8243; display. That does not fit into the portfolio. For the same reason, the manufacturer has recently changed his iPod touchs (a biscuit if you find the correct plural gets). Everything still 3.5&# 8243; and 30-pin dock was traveling, was thrown out.
With the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5 and the iPhone 5C Apple would, as now, a high-end model, a "mediocre" and a low-end version on offer. All with the same basic requirements for apps and accessories, namely, display resolution, and dock connector.
But what about the iPhone 5C? How does that fit into the new price plan? Ben Thompson sees the supplier here in a kind of quandary. Apple did not offer "too cheap" iPhone 5C, so that the brand Apple will not be associated with "cheap" products. At the same time the distance to the iPhone 5S must be large enough to justify an additional model at all.
A brand new iPhone with a service plan for 0 euros (about 480 euros without contract) was too cheap. The variant 130 euros to 580 euros without contract is likely. So would the buyer nor the feeling of acquiring a high-quality device. The required distance to the iPhone 5S (expected new price: 679 euros) would be maintained.
As distinguishing characteristics, including the lack of fingerprint sensor or only one instead of two LED flashes in the iPhone 5C out of the question. But now we have the problem that iPhone 5C and iPhone 5 cost the same. Solution: The iPhone 5 with 16 GB from now costs only 479 euros, or about 80 euros more than now, the "low-end model" iPhone 4th
Finally, therefore, provides the following pricing structure as "quite possible" out:
- iPhone 5S: from 679 EUR
- iPhone 5C: from 579 EUR
- iPhone 5 (16GB only): 479 €
This differs from John Gruber's statement from last month - he believes that Apple's touch-oriented on the iPod and the iPhone 5C attaches at about 450 euros. This would correspond to the price of the current iPod touch plus cost of mobile phone technology.