There has been no shortage of Apple rumors over the past few weeks, and for good reason. Last week an analyst hinted at some supposed features of the upcoming smartphone, including a larger 5.5 inch, 1920x1080 screen and a more efficient battery. But these features may come at a cost: If Jefferies analyst Peter Misek is to be believed, the iPhone 6 might cost up to $100 more than its predecessors.
Misek says carriers were initially wary of the potential price increase, but soon warmed up to the idea after consideration that no other "game-changing" devices would be released in 2014. "We think this general lack of differentiation could be the reason why Apple may be able to get a price increase," Misek said, "and carriers realize that the iPhone 6 will likely be the only headline-worthy high-end phone launched this year and that they will lose subs if they do not offer it."
Misek's claims should be taken with a grain of salt, however. He has a spotty track record when it comes to Apple predictions, and while many of his predictions were right, just as many were wrong. The only way to know the price of the iPhone 6 for certain is to wait for Apple to tell us.