And it's not just the upfront cost. The service fees are higher for the new phones, according to the AppleCare+ page for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. AppleCare+ provides repair or replacement coverage from Apple-authorized technicians and covers both parts and labor. You can include AppleCare+ with your iPhone when you buy it or add it within 60 days of your iPhone purchase. Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment. AppleCare+ provides two-year protection for devices, but you'll pay $30 more to cover a new iPhone 6S or 6S Plus.
On Wednesday, Apple introduced its latest and largest iPad, dubbed the iPad Pro , Outfitted with a 12.9-inch screen, the Pro is well-suited to run Microsoft Office software and dedicated apps from Adobe, Apple said, Accessories like the new Apple Pencil and a smart keyboard could add to the tablet's appeal to consumers and businesses, That would meleovo iphone xs max carbon premium leather case - black / red be a welcome turn for Apple, iPad sales and market share have been on the downturn for many months as more rival tablets have hit the market and as users hold onto their existing tablets or opt for big-screened phones as an alternative..
The iPad Pro also may not hit the mark as a laptop replacement, said Munster. He sees Apple's MacBook as a superior device for productivity and one that's almost as portable as the Pro. Other analysts are less pessimistic than Munster about the iPad Pro's prospects. "We believe that the new iPad plus iOS 9 [software] features positions Apple well to take share in $500-$1,000 laptop category, which we estimated to be a $63 billion market opportunity," JP Morgan analyst Rod Hall said in an investors note out Thursday.
Looking at both the iPad Pro and the iPad Air 2, Hall predicts that Apple could sell as many as 19 million iPads (12 million of them the Pro models) to consumers looking at them as laptop replacements, If so, that could help Apple steal a 20 percent share from laptops priced between $500 and $1,000, The iPad Pro starts at $799 for 32 gigabytes of storage and Wi-Fi only, and goes up to $1,079 for a 128GB model with 4G LTE cellular connectivity, With its big new tablet, Apple is going "head to head with the full, notebook PC," said IHS analyst Lee meleovo iphone xs max carbon premium leather case - black / red Graham late Wednesday, Graham referred to the Pro as "fast and more agile" and sporting a higher screen resolution than most notebooks sold by Apple's rivals..
"By incorporating a Retina display, Apple provides clear product differentiation between the new iPad Pro and the current MacBook Air models," Graham said. "On front-of-screen performance, the iPad Pro will easily outperform the MacBook Airs, an important, in-your-face distinction for users as they grapple with the product choice. With a growing number of users turning to tablets and notebooks as their primary video viewing screen, display performance is key."IHS expects iPad shipments to hit 50 million units this year, a 19 percent drop from last year. But with its higher price, the iPad Pro will help increase the average selling price for iPads and boost revenues.