Do we wait for the budget iPhone?




Do we wait for the budget iPhone?



The fact that Apple needs to release the iPhone for budget underdeveloped markets , analysts asserted almost since last spring. All the rumors indicated that the corporation still present not one but two smartphones, at its regular presentation, so it was logical to assume the appearance of iPhone for $ 300-400. However, as you well know, this has not happened: Apple actually introduced two new iPhone, but one of them turned out to be only $ 100 cheaper than the other.

Does this mean that Cupertino is not going to produce a budget smartphone in the next few years? It is possible. At least, so says Charlie Wolf of Needham & Company, which has been repeatedly made correct predictions for new products Apple. According to him, the technology giant will not be able to release a low-cost device without any damage to itself. Release the idea of ​​cheap iPhone expert called “absurd”.

What kind of damage? To begin with, it would be a severe blow to the image of the corporation, which is known as a manufacturer of smartphones “premium.” But even more output budget iPhone hits the wallet Apple – at an estimated cost of $ 350 smartphone and costs of production of $ 200 (approximately), the company will not be able to earn as much as she used to – with a margin above 40%.

In addition, the lowest price of the smartphone will not allow Apple to sell its contracts with mobile operators, although this point is still in question. Operator contracts are very important to maintain a positive dynamics of sales iPhone, since they make smartphones more accessible to the end user. For example, in many countries iPhone 5c can be purchased for $ 99 with a two-year agreement.

With regard to the increasing popularity of Android , Wolfe causes its huge number of cheap Android-based phones, which literally “will spam” world market. In its price segment Apple has no equal, and if you see the statistics of transition users can note a strong inflow towards iOS.

In addition, we now have a lot more worries Apple in other directions, it needs to develop new markets – TV and “smart” hours .

Some investors do not leave hope for the emergence of budget iPhone, but gradually it becomes apparent that the release of such a device if it takes place, not before a few years.

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