iPhone X follow-up will start at $899 with ‘plus’ version hitting $999 says analyst

Apple could choose to make this year’s 5.8-inch iPhone X successor $100 cheaper at $899, reserving the old pricetag for a new 6.5-inch device, according to one analyst.

The company has had “limited success” trying to pitch the iPhone X at $999, RBC Capital Markets analyst Amit Daryanani argued in an investor memo obtained by AppleInsider. Making its follow-up cheaper would lower Apple’s average selling price but might compensate by increasing units sold, he said.

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