Raymond James analyst Tavis McCourt believes the 5.5-inch iPhone could cost $100 more than the 4.7-inch model, MarketWatch reports.
He argues that consumers are willing to pay a higher price for a more sophisticated smartphone.
“Our June consumer survey points to continued growth in the willingness of iPhone users to pay $100 more for a bigger screened iPhone, with now a full one-third of survey respondents willing to pay a $100 premium,” McCourt said.
According to him, “data seems to suggest meaningful demand for a larger screen, which should logically mean the iPhone 6-cycle will be strong for upgrade sales, which combined with modest contribution from wearables should cause a modest acceleration in revenue growth in fiscal 2015.”
The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will be released in the fall, together with iOS 8, followed by the 5.5-inch model later this year.