There has been no lack of Apple speculation over the past couple of weeks, and for strong reason. Last week an analyst suggested at a few expected features of the forthcoming smartphone, including a larger 5.5 inch, 1920×1080 display and a more powerful battery. But these features may come at a cost: If Jefferies analyst Peter Misek is to be thought, the iPhone 6 might cost up to $100 over its predecessors.
Misek says carriers were are at first wary of the likely price rises, but soon warmed up to the idea after consideration that no other “game-changing” devices would be launched in 2014. “We think this general lack of differentiation could be the reason why Apple may be able to get a price increase,” Misek said, “and carriers realize that the iPhone 6 will likely be the only headline-worthy high-end phone launched this year and that they will lose subs if they do not offer it.”
Misek’s statements should be taken with a grain of salt, however. He has a spotty background when it comes to Apple estimations, and while numerous of his estimations were right, just as numerous were completely wrong. The only way to understand the price of the iPhone 6 for certain is to wait for Apple to inform us.