Today has been a good day as far as Apple-related news and rumors are concerned. First of all, Apple officially confirmed that it will hold a media event on September 9th, at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, California. Unfortunately, the invites are only confirming the date, without revealing what will the company actually show to the world – “9.9.2104 Wish We Could Say More”.
Unfortunately for those who are expecting for both iPhone 6 models (with 4.7 and 5.5-inch display), and probably the iWatch, to be officially unveiled on the 9th of September, a new rumor out of China is claiming that the Cupertino based company will actually launch only the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 8GB iPhone 5S. Nothing is being disclosed about the iWatch, but despite a recent rumor claiming otherwise, we wouldn’t hold our breath to see it in action next month.
And because bad rumors always come in pairs, we’ve discovered another one (originating from Spain) which gives strength to the idea that this year’s iPhones will be more expensive. And boy, if this one is correct, we’ll really have to pay a premium for that 5.5-inch beast. Join us after the break for more.
According to MovilZona, sources inside Telefonica (a Spain based carrier) have disclosed that, even though Telefonica is still negotiating with Apple, it looks like the 4.7 inch iPhone 6 will be priced at 750 Euros, while the 5.5-inch model will carry the premium price-tag of 950 Euros. At the moment, the 16GB iPhone 5S is priced at 699 Euros, the 32GB model would set you back 799 Euros, while for the 64GB you’d have to shell out 899 Euros.
For those of you in the US, if these prices are going to be final, it would translate to around $750 and $950 respectively. Don’t make the mistake of converting Euros to US Dollars, as this is not how things go in the IT world (while the 16 GB iPhone 5S costs 699 EU in Europe, in the US Apple store, the same smartphone is priced at $650).
A rumor from earlier this year was claiming that the 32GB iPhone 6 will have the same price tag as the 16GB iPhone 5S, at least in China.
That’s it for now, we’ll keep looking for other rumors and leaks in our quest to find out more about Apple’s upcoming devices. In the meantime, taking into consideration what we know so far about the two iPhone 6 models, do you think that the aforementioned price tags are fair? Let us know in the comments section and remember: the prices are allegedly still being negotiated so things might change until the new iPhones will hit store shelves (although not by a whole lot).