Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster released some research notes yesterday predicting some possible features of upcoming iPhones.
He believes that the iPhone 5C, or whatever Apple calls the lower-cost iPhone, will lack Siri. That doesn’t ring as very accurate to us, but we’ll probably see next month. We just aren’t counting on this.
Munster says that the low-cost handset will sell for $300 without a contract.
Furthermore, he believes that the iPhone 5S will use the rumored fingerprint sensor only as a means of unlocking the device (rather than having to enter a lock screen passcode.) It won’t be used for anything such as secure mobile transactions, etc.
Strangely, he believes that Apple will continue to manufacture the iPhone 5. While that’s a possibility, it makes us wonder why Apple would keep it around when there is an iPhone 5S and the plastic iPhone (if real) is the low-cost option that the iPhone 5 would have been.