MacRumors “seems to believe the next launch of the iPhone could see some major differences between the basic and Plus models,” Bill Maurer writes for Seeking Alpha. “With iPhone sales struggling and Apple trying to reach a greater spectrum of consumers, perhaps now is the perfect time to create a more significant iPhone tiering system.”
“MacRumors indicates Apple will stick with the same general screen sizes for the basic and Plus models of the iPhone 7. However, the Plus model could have added features such as a dual-lens camera, a smart connector and perhaps more RAM that would be needed for the new camera system,” Maurer writes. “By giving the Plus model more and more features, it would likely allow the company to charge more of a premium for the device than the $100 difference seen between the 6s and 6s Plus models.”
“Apple has already created a major tiering system when it comes to the iPad. The Air 2 model starts at $399 for its 16GB model, the 32GB 9.7 inch Pro model starts at $599, and the 32GB 12.9 inch Pro model starts at $799,” Maurer writes. “I think Apple could do almost the same with the iPhone, given the SE model currently starts at $399.”
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