iPhone 6 Will Break More Records Q4 Release with $100 Offer as Apple Remains Dominant in $500-Smartphone Market

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By Precious Silva | July 18, 2014 1:15 AM EST

Release date soon or not, analysts see Apple's iPhone 6 to reach new heights once both variants hit the market. Despite global studies pointing out the Android and Samsung have been gaining considerable market share, a closer look narrow or high-end markets will reveal otherwise. Apple has set its sights on a particular market and it continues to dominate with the promise of securing its position better through the iPhone 6. 

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A woman holds her new Apple iPhone 5S after buying it at an Apple Store at Tokyo's Ginza shopping district September 20, 2013.

Ming-Chi Kuo warns consumers and other parties in the market alike about the possible delay of the iPhone 6. According to the analyst, Apple has encountered production problems especially with the in-cell touch panel and color unevenness of the display. Issues persisted for the 4.7-inch screen and may trickle to the 5.5-inch variant. 

Despite the expected delay in the production of the device, analysts remain positive about the performance of the iPhone 6. According to The Motley Fool, whereas Samsung and Android continues to get a large chunk of the market, this does not mean that they have been driving away sales from Apple. In fact, Apple remains superior in its chosen market. 

According to comScore data, smartphone user installed base spanning three-month overage from March to May shows the company gaining as much as 41.9%. Apple's high-end market reach shows no signs of weakness. In China, 20% of its smartphones sales correspond to the high-end market or $500 plus handsets. Apple gets 80% of this. It is not just Apple's well known tenure in the high-end market that will make it a formidable player upon the release of the iPhone 6, analysts have also noted how the features of the upcoming device can revolutionize user experience. 

According to Forbes, Apple's iPhone 6 together with iOS 8 can change the way people access health data and sports. According to the report, usage of health apps grew to 62% in 2014 alone compared to the 33% growth rate of the general apps. It appears Apple has been paying close attention to the health app usage including activities of people thus the reported specs of the iOS 8. 

More importantly, Business Insider also pointed out another clever feature of the upcoming iPhone 6 with tactile feedback. User experience will never be the same again as people can differentiate parts of their phone and apps through vibrations in the future. 

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A woman holds her new Apple iPhone 5S after buying it at an Apple Store at Tokyo's Ginza shopping district September 20, 2013.
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