Apple Rumoured to be Asking US Networks for $100 iPhone 6 Price Hike

By Gary Cutlack on at

Today's unsubstantiated iPhone 6 rumour concerns the price of the forthcoming phone, with Apple said to be aware it has the networks over a barrel and hitting them up for a price increase of $100 (£60) per phone. What are they going to do? Not stock the iPhone?

According to analyst Peter Misek Apple is in a strong bargaining position due to the lack of a single big-name threat from the competition, with Misek saying: "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."

So given that the networks are likely to absorb most of the price increase to avoid scaring off customers with a sudden contract and handset cost rise, Apple's money-making powers could be set to increase. [Street Insider via MacRumors]