Apple takes the high road

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Apple takes the high road

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Apple takes the high road
Apple's two new iPhones both secure its grip on the high end (for now) and extend a cautious toe into (slightly) cheaper waters. They will not deliver a step change in global sales growth, but should deliver solid performance
9m unit sales at launch are impressive, but 200m updates to iOS 7 (double last year's figure) point to the continuing strength of Apple's ecosystem and its ability to deploy innovative new features
We continue to believe there is room in Apple's portfolio for a $350-$450 phone without weakening Apple's quality of experience or brand positioning, but this is clearly now off the agenda for another year