After having toured Apple’s suppliers in Asia, Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White announced that the company has in preparation an iPhone 5S that could be available in three versions of screen sizes.
By providing more options to consumers in their upcoming releases, the company’s market share could be expanded, White speculated.
“We also walked away with the view that Apple will release the iPhone 5S in at least two screen sizes this summer and possibly three. We continue to target July as the launch date. Essentially, we believe Apple is coming around to the fact that one size per iPhone release does not work for everyone and offering consumers an option has the potential to expand the Company’s market share,” he wrote.
Regarding the value of a lower-cost iPhone, White changed his previous estimates of a $250-$300 cost to a price range of $300-$350.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities announced that Apple’s launch plan for the iPhone 5S may be delayed due to production problems.