- Forum: iPhone
Most analysts were expecting the so called 'low cost' iPhone to come in between $300-$400 without contract thus making it more price-competitive in emerging markets. The 5C's $500-$600 price point is why the downgraded Apple's stock. Like it or not, this is how most financial analysts think. They believe that having a dominant marketshare will lead to profits. Apple somewhat defies this which is why the analysts tend to be so fickle on AAPL.