Apple is expected to introduce not one, but two new iPhones in 2014: a version with a bigger 4.7 -inch display and a phablet-sized device measuring 5.7 inches.
Business Insider cites a new research note from Pacific Crest analyst Andy Hargreaves who believes the iPhone 6 will be equipped with a 4.7-inch screen, and the contract price will be increased to $299 from the current $199 for the iPhone 5S.
Based on the weak success of the iPhone 5C, Hargreaves believes Apple fans would rather pay more money for a good product.
As a consequence, he expects that an iPhone with a larger screen and a higher cost would push the average selling price (ASP) for the smartphone from $605 to $641.
“While many observers have chided Apple for a ‘lack of innovation’ over the last two years, we do not expect a linear path to commercially successful new product categories,” Hargreaves writes. “Instead, Apple is likely to choose its opportunities and timing extraordinarily carefully and release new products or services only when it feels it has the best chance to succeed, which does not mean it is not innovative, just that it is not dumb.”
According to a new rumor, the iPhone 6 is expected to boast a design inspired from both iPhone 5C and the iPod Nano.