The iPhone 6 is going to be announced on September 9, thanks to Apple confirming the media event on August 28. At the event Apple is expected to unveil two new iPhones, the 4.7- and 5.5-inch iPhone 6. They may also introduce higher price tags, if a new report is to be believed.
According to a report published by GforGames, Apple is not only gearing up to launch an iPhone with a bigger display, but also an iPhone (or two) with bigger price tags. The rumor is coming out of MovilZona, which is based out of Spain, and citing sources within the carrier Telefonica, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 could start at pricing of 750 euros. That’s for the base model. So, if pricing strategies stay the same, then the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will see a $100 price increase for each subsequent model. However, what the report does not divulge is whether or not this particular iPhone 6 variant will offer 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage. This is an important detail that’s missing, unfortunately.
What’s more, the report goes on to say that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 could see a price tag starting at 950 euros.
For those in the United States, that would mean the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 could see a starting price of $750, while the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 could start at $950.
These reports may seem outlandish, but this isn’t the first time that it’s been reported that Apple could consider higher price tags for the larger iPhones. On August 13, we reported that one projection saw the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 with a starting price of $800 (with the 32GB and 64GB options costing $900 and $1,000, respectively). Indeed, the bigger iPhones could mean a higher price tag is justified by Apple, but it will indeed be interesting to see how that works for consumers, if this does indeed pan out.
Unfortunately the report does not go into any details about the pricing of the iWatch.
If the iPhone 6 variants start off with these price tags, will you still pick one up?[via GforGames; MovilZona]