Dec 04, 2013 - 05:15 PM EST — AAPL: 565.00 (-1.322, -0.23%) | NASDAQ: 4038.001 (+0.804, +0.02%)
“Is Apple going to sell the iPhone 4 at $99 and the ‘iPhone 4S’ at $199 alongside it? Nearly identical phones in terms of physical appearance? Someone walking into a store is going to have to choose between the iPhone with the faster processor and better camera and one with a slower processor and a still-great camera? Hardly,” Jonathan S. Geller writes for BGR. “If there even is an actual iPhone 4S — one that’s sole purpose hasn’t been just for high-profile iOS developers to use a test sled for Apple’s new hardware that’s coming in the iPhone 5 — my bet is that it will replace the iPhone 4, but the iPhone 4S will still be the entry-level iPhone.”
Geller writes, “Apple can afford to take a, what, 15%-ish margin hit to deliver a better iPhone for a better price of $99 on contract… It won’t only damage the competition, it will crush, destroy, and eliminate them… Then there’s the iPhone 5 that everyone is waiting (and hoping) for at $199/$299, which will be another leap above anything the competition can offer.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Dan K." for the heads up.]