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Apple's next iPhone could be $100 more expensive than the iPhone 5S

Bigger screens carry bigger price tags
Thu Nov 21 2013, 16:17
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GADGET DESIGNER Apple's next generation iPhone, dare we say the iPhone 6, could cost $100 more than the iPhone 5S.

Allthingsd has heard from Susquehanna analyst Chris Caso that next year's iPhone is likely to fetch between $50 and $100 more than the iPhone 5S, due to its rumoured larger display.

Speculation suggests that Apple is testing screen sizes of 4.7in and 5.5in for its next generation iPhone, or iPhones, with further rumours hinting that Apple will release two new devices like it did this year with the iPhone 5S and cheaper iPhone 5C.

Caso said, "We think Apple could get away with a $50 to $100 premium for a larger screen size iPhone 6. We think such a move could avoid the margin erosion that occurred when the iPhone 5 was launched."

If Caso is correct, it means that the postulated iPhone 6 will likely retail for around £600 when it goes on sale in the UK next year, and US buyers could have to pay around $300 for the phone on a two year contract.

As well as being larger than this year's models, Apple's next iPhone(s) reportedly will also follow in the footsteps of LG and Samsung with a curved display. That's according to a Bloomberg report from earlier this month, which said that Apple is looking to implement curved glass and enhanced pressure sensitivity in its next smartphones.

That's all we can guess about Apple's next iPhones for now, with the devices unlikely to debut until next autumn. Apple, unsurprisingly, has not commented on the rumours. µ

 

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