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Updated: Smaller iPhones to sell for $100 or less

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 14 Feb 2011 20:27 User comments (7)

Updated: Smaller iPhones to sell for $100 or less The WSJ is corroborating a Bloomberg report from the weekend which stated that Apple is currently developing a less-expensive version of the iPhone for sale to the mass market.
Furthermore, Apple will overhaul the software services for the devices.

The new report claims the upcoming iPhone will be 50 percent the size of the iPhone 4 and sell for $100, or even less. Current subsidized iPhone 4s sell for as low as $199 with contract.

Apple will look to overhaul the MobileMe online storage service, as well, with the company making the $99 service free, say the sources. By making MobileMe free, Apple will eliminate the need to add a lot of memory to the new, smaller iPhones, keeping costs down.

The company is also looking to add a social network to its cloud service.

Apple will release the smaller iPhones, as well as the revamped MobileMe during the summer although it is unclear where the company will release the phone first.

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7 user comments

114.2.2011 21:57

50% smaller? It'd have to be all screen, and even then that's just way to small by any standards.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 14 Feb 2011 @ 21:58

214.2.2011 22:30

too small. but once again their target market here is for youth and or people with a low budget.

315.2.2011 0:54

Originally posted by 21Q:
50% smaller? It'd have to be all screen, and even then that's just way to small by any standards.
My guess (full speculation) is a 2.6-inch screen with no home button.

415.2.2011 3:29

This is not for the young; the young want more features than the full-size version has. This is for old people who want to say they have an iPhone, but don't actually want any of the iPhone features.



515.2.2011 8:41

Originally posted by KillerBug:
This is not for the young; the young want more features than the full-size version has. This is for old people who want to say they have an iPhone, but don't actually want any of the iPhone features.
I fully agree I can't see anyone between the ages of 16-40 wanting anything like this. But then again just because it has a bitten apple on its back means it will sell like hot cakes

XXYYQQOO!!! Yeah WELCOME TO JAMROCK

615.2.2011 13:45

If the price is the problem just sell the 3g iphone for free with contract! why would anyone want anything smaller than the iphone, if so just go for dummy phone.



715.2.2011 13:46

i had something smaller, the palm pre and is just not big enough for a lot things we want to do with a smartphone. Is pretty but very bothersome.



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