Having to wait over a year for a new model of iPhone is sending the rumour mill into delirium. Yesterday saw not one, but two analysts stick their heads above the parapet and oust the idea that Apple will later this year release two models of iPhone.
It all started with a report from Deutsche Bank analyst Chris Whitmore who declared “Its time for a mid-range iPhone” and pointed towards Apple releasing a lower-end unlocked iPhone priced between $300 and $500 and aimed at the prepaid market, so in effect contract free. Whitmore went on to discuss the merits of releasing a pre-paid only iPhone, he notes that Apple had sold around 87 million iPhone units in the past 2 years “which suggests it has reached only 6% penetration of its current addressable subscribers,” adding, “we believe Apple has room to run both in terms of greater market penetration as well as incremental carrier additions going forward.”
Whitmore then went onto to discuss how the lower-end iPhone, named the iPhone 4S would be priced at $349 in his estimations. For the record World of Apple has it from very good sources that the name iPhone 4S is a complete falsehood.
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The Case for a Second iPhone Model | World of Apple.