SmartWatch, Episode 6: The Next iPhone, Amazon’s 3D Dreams, and Pessimism

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:20am
Alex Shanahan, Andrew Berg, Ben Munson

In this edition of SmartWatch, sponsored by SanDisk, we contemplate whether a lack of headline-grabbing smartphones in 2014 will allow Apple to jack up the price of its next iPhone (iPhones?) as much as $100.

Read: Analyst: Dearth of Hero Phones Could Net $50-$100 “iPhone 6” Price Hike

Could the potential health benefits within iOS 8 and the subsequent iPhones contribute to Apple’s reported price-raising aspirations? Or maybe, according to a Jeffries analyst, the rumored “iWatch” could be the real health-monitoring blockbuster for Apple, especially if the OEM convinces health insurers to subsidize the device. 

Read: Analyst: Apple Seeking Health Insurer Subsidies for “iWatch”

And before the show is over, Ben will address his pessimism regarding Amazon’s rumored 3D smartphone before coming face to face with his more optimistic self, who thinks the feature sounds kind of neat.

All this and more in this week’s episode of SmartWatch!


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