John Gruber recently wrote up a terrific post trying to make sense of the various rumors which have been circulating about the next generation iPhones. Read it here.
As always, I think John is spot on with a majority of his analysis. The biggest wrench in the predictions is Kuo’s surprising prediction that the phones will only come in 64GB and 256GB flavors. Even if this is true, I find it hard to believe Apple will be offering the 256GB iPhone 7S plus at the 8xx(1) price point, but if they do that’ll be an extraordinary value.
So this brings us to the fabled iPhone “something more”, which was initially pitched in the rumor mill as the iPhone 10th anniversary edition. Gruber initially posited this phone should cost over $1,500, and immediately he received a lot of grousing from people saying that was too high. He has since amended this decision and is putting the price point at a slightly more reasonable $1,299 and $1,399. I’m pretty sure it was this thought that lead to the writeup, and it’s certainly what is inspiring this post. Let’s break this idea down, because I’m suspicious John’s first guess is more reasonable.