Originally Posted by Pendergast
Originally Posted by asdasd
The 4S is an old phone. It will be supported for one iOS upgrade. 7. It's not got the lure of the new.
Now if they sold the 5C at that price - we would be cooking.
I would imagine it will at LEAST get iOS 8.
It is(will be) shipping with iOS 7.
And it will be a big seller in emerging markets at only $450, which is conveniently the price analysts were expecting.
4s... yep... it will go to that $299 level... or lower
Remember a lot of carrier/gov't contracts have 'minimum number of production/replacement years' My guess is we have at least 2 full years to cover a 4 year iPhone 4 coverage [gotta to have the same formfactor... specifically the cable support]
the 5c... my guess is it will:
- be updated every 6-9 months
- Will incrementally add 5s capabilities
- first A7 Chip/M7 (the May 14 5c)
- Then camera (the October 5c... oh then the 5s upgrades to the 6s... who knows what it is)
- then fingerprint ...which pretty much makes it a 5s... or 6c
- Only then will the 5c price come down to somewhere near the 4s prices now.
I do think at some point the 'big' phone a (5" diag) will come to the 'c' line first, just because of the manufacturing flexibility (pour a mold... extract, cool done.) But that will be iOS 9 (after dropping support for the 3.5" non-retina geometries, and the iPad 2 geometry)
The flagship line will be about the superiority... the c class is about choice and competition with the bulk competitors.
(my guess is the iPad mini will morph to plastic... although the usage pattern (holding by an edge) may preclude it.