Some are saying that Apple will become the #1 manufacturer of smartphones by the year 2016, and to make this all possible one would say that the price has to remain competitive. With many start-ups out of China such as Xiaomi introducing high quality phones at a budget friendly price, this would compete directly with the release of the 2016 iPhone 7.
Rumors suggesting that Apple is looking to keep the iPhone 7 price comparable with the best upcoming 2016 Android smartphones such as Samsung, LG, and HTC, but comparable with the Xiaomi Mi6 may be a stretch. Next year is expected to be the year where Xiaomi smartphones are released worldwide, which is expected to have a huge effect on Apple’s market share. Apple iPhones have become some of the most popular with each new release, and the release of the iPhone 7 will be no exception.
We’re expecting to see huge changes in the concept of the iPhone 7, and most would believe it will be hard to compare with the price of the 2016 release of the Mi6. Rumors on a $399 price tag for the US Xiaomi Mi6 price is difficult to fathom when the iPhone 7 price is rumored to be nearly double.
Expectations that the US iPhone 7 price will range between $649 – 849 for an unlocked 16 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB variants. It’s likely to compete with the 2016 releases like the Galaxy Note 5, LG G5, Sony Xperia Z5, and others, but not with 2016 smartphones from Xiaomi and Saygus.