Apple is said to be working on big screen iPhone versions. And as Apple is going to increase the screen size of next iPhone 6, its price can also be increased.
A new report from Jefferies analyst Peter Misek, first posted by BI, reveals that Apple is in talks with carriers to raise the price of its next iPhone 6 smartphone by $100.
"Our checks indicate Apple has started negotiating with carriers on a $100 iPhone 6 price increase. The initial response has been no, but there seems to be an admission that there is no other game-changing device this year," stated Peter Misek in his report.
Actually Apple is reportedly working on 2 versions of its new iPhone 6. One will be a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 model that will only be a smartphone. And the other will be an iPhone 6 phablet with big 5.5-inch display. And Apple wants to raise the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 price by $100.
It looks like Apple wants to follow Samsung in this matter. Samsung is already selling its 6-inch phablet, Galaxy Note 3, for $100 more than its latest Galaxy S5 smartphone. And Apple wants to follow its arch rival.
Although, carrier are not yet said "yes" to Apple. But Misek thinks that the carriers will agree with Apple later on. It is because the iPhone 6 is the only big smartphone which will launch this year. Galaxy S5 is already launched. It means that if you want to enjoy a big screen iPhone, you have to pay $100 more for that.
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If true, Apple, as it has always been, must be very confident about its timing. After all, it will be the company's new product from an entirely different category, and people will most likely be patient about it.
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