The iPhone 6 may cost $100.00 more than the current iPhone 5s, according to an April 14 report in AppleInsider. Analyst Peter Misek revealed Apple's negotiations with carriers to boost the $199.00 subsidized price of iPhone 5s to $299.00 for iPhone 6.
Misek, now joins other analysts who are predicting the same price increase for iPhone 6. Last month Pacific Crest also predicted that the price of the iPhone 6 will rise by $100.00. The reasoning behind this price bump is that Apple will release the iPhone 6 in two sizes. One version of iPhone 6 will be 4.7-inches (probably still $199.00) and the other version of iPhone 6 will be 5.5-inches (maybe $299.00).
By charging a higher price for a larger iPhone 6, Apple will be following in the footsteps of Samsung, which charges $100.00 more for the 6-inch “phablet” Galaxy Note 3 than for the new 5-inch Galaxy S5. The current subsidized price of the Galaxy S5 is $199.99, with a 2-year contract.
The rumors and leaks about iPhone 6 coming in two sizes are remarkably consistent. Creating iPhone 6 in different sizes would allow Apple to create an iPod-like product line for iPhone that addresses the needs of different consumers.
Besides the iPhone 6 coming in a 4.7-inch size and a 5.5-inch size, with the larger iPhone 6 sporting a higher price tag, what else is know about the iPhone 6? It is going to be thinner, lighter, with aluminum casing, the same 1 GB of RAM and a more advanced processor—the A8.
It also seems likely that, based on Apple's past behavior, the front-facing and rear-facing cameras will have the same number of megapixels. Numerous leaks indicate that the “Power” button will be relocated from the top to the side of iPhone 6. What's more, the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 will probably also have a higher resolution than the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and build on the features of the current iPhone 5s (like the Touch ID fingerprint sensor).