Nexus 4 pricing challenge with affordable iPhone in 2014
One of the best affordable smartphones to release this year with top specifications has to be the Google Nexus 4 by LG, and with its price tag for the cheapest model at $299 (Â£239) rising to Â£279 ($349) for the 16GB that is very cheap indeed. When it comes to an Apple smartphone there is no way you can get an iPhone without contract for this sort of money, well this could all change with the new iPhone in 2014.
There is a slim prospect that in 2014 there will be a new iPhone release with a super sub-$200 price tag, if this does materialize then it is safe to say that Apple will have the bull by the horns and control the smartphone market without any fret at all to wobble them, even from Google. To date we believe the LG Nexus 4 is one of the best and cheapest smartphones with an affordable price stamp and great specs, and this was proved by being one of the quickest sell outs in history.
Google put in place a great market strategy and reports over on Business Insider via some analyst states that Apple could follow suit in 2014, Apple to date has always put a heavy pricing on its iPhones and they are most definitely missing out in the affordable market sector as not everyone can afford a new iPhone.
It is thrilling if all comes to light and proves to be true because a budget-priced iPhone with a $200 price point target will be greeted with open arms by the masses. Apple already has a massive market but they can gain new users from around the world without jeopardising the brand and quality that they have sustained so far. The iPhone 5 is fairly pricy and that handset does not come without a few problems such as chips and scratches, loss of WiFi and in some cases iMessage issues, but all these things can be ironed out. An iPhone built with cheaper materials such as a plastic backing rather than aluminum makes sense really.
Could be built like this again, cheaper to prodcue
Apple already plays the big game of consuming a massive following; they could double its followers by producing a new affordable $200 iPhone. Obviously this is all speculation at the moment, but it is unquestionably worth thinking that it will become a certainty.
The rumor mill in the world of Apple is always in question but this actually makes sense, they need to stay with its pricing strategies they already have in place because it works, releasing a new iPhone around the $200 mark will not discredit them as a quality brand it would in fact credit them as a brand for the user. The new 2014 iPhone does not need to be over powerful, it can be built with less expensive materials and in a way go back to the plastic back they ones had with say the iPhone 3G, and could be on par with smartphones such as the Nexus 4.
Please do let us know what you think, would you buy a new less powerful cheaper built Apple iPhone if it had a price tag of around $200?