for our most recent list of America’s hottest selling smartphones to see how the iPhone 5 fared against the competition.**
That’s according to Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White, who got the info from a meeting with a “tech-supply chain company,” according to a CNET article.
“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,” White said in an investors note.
Apple’s most recent release, the iPhone 5, has a display size of four inches, while older Apple smartphones measure in at 3.3 inches. White didn’t go as far to predict exactly what size you can get your new iPhone in this summer, but said it might be available in a variety of colors. He also expects despite Apple’s frequent claims not to dilute the quality of its product that a lower-priced version will launch alongside the 5S.
“Our research is now indicating that we should not expect the price to dip below $300 [without carrier subsidy] and those expecting a $150 to $200 iPhone will be disappointed,” White said. “We have previously discussed an [average selling price] of $250 to $300 for a lower priced iPhone; however, a price tag of $300 to $350 now makes more sense.”