There’s one analyst in the world of technology that constantly makes ridiculous predictions regarding Apple’s future products: Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray. This time out, the Apple HDTV set loving analyst is at it again with the belief that Apple won’t include Siri in the iPhone 5C.
Siri has existed since the iPhone 4S, and has featured on the iPad mini, 3 and 4 as well as the iPhone 5. In short: not one product since the iPhone 4S hasn’t featured it. And Munster thinks it’s not going to be on the cheaper iPhone? I don’t believe for a second that the 5C will be powered by a single-core processor, and at the very least, will have the same A5 chip featured inside the 4S. So there’s really no sense to what Munster believes in that regard.
With that out the way, Munster reiterates some other predictions we’ve heard before and which sound reasonable. Cost is to be over or around the $300 mark SIM-free, and it could be free on a 2-year plan. But, speculating on U.S. pricing for this iPhone seems a little beside the point. If it’s free on a 24 month plan, and the 4S remains, I can’t imagine anyone going for the cheaper looking plastic alternative. There’s no doubt that if this phone is launched, it’ll be more aimed towards the emerging markets in Asia and South America.
He did make one other comment, and one which I’ve suggested in the past a couple of times. If Apple does bring the iPhone 5C in to the lineup, keeping the 4S would seem odd. A lineup of 5C, 5 and 5S is a much better looking range.
*Side Note, in reference to the title: Sorry. Terrible humor.