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Report: The rumored cheaper iPhone coming this year

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 Jan 2013 12:31 User comments (11)

Report: The rumored cheaper iPhone coming this year According to a new Bloomberg report, Apple has plans to sell a low-end iPhone by the end of the year.
The smaller and cheaper device will be aimed at developing nations where Apple has practically zero presence.

Sources say the company has been working on the phone since February 2011 and is aiming for a retail price of $99-$149 depending on storage.

Recent IDC numbers had Android running away with global market share, as 75 percent of smartphone shipments in the last quarter were Android compared to just 15 percent for iOS.

The new device would use cheaper internal components and would also be "smaller" although its hard to imagine how much smaller the device can get as even budget Android devices have 4-inch screens.

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11 user comments

110.1.2013 12:41

probably will have crap specs

210.1.2013 12:44

Good idea 3 years ago

310.1.2013 12:56

Originally posted by david100k:
Good idea 3 years ago
...and it was called iPhone 3 or something. So basically they be re-"launching" a 3 year old phone, with a new cover and modified bezel..something like that.Good deal... Now the dilemma-for the price, buy a top tier Android phone, or a crApple 3 years old midget phone...
The sad part is, it will sell. Any crApple wannabe fun-boy that cannot afford to get in the sheeple bandwagon yet, will get one, just the same way they would buy any brick with a half bitten apple logo on it..
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 10 Jan 2013 @ 13:00

410.1.2013 13:32

Originally posted by cyprusrom:
Originally posted by david100k:
Good idea 3 years ago
...and it was called iPhone 3 or something. So basically they be re-"launching" a 3 year old phone, with a new cover and modified bezel..something like that.Good deal... Now the dilemma-for the price, buy a top tier Android phone, or a crApple 3 years old midget phone...
The sad part is, it will sell. Any crApple wannabe fun-boy that cannot afford to get in the sheeple bandwagon yet, will get one, just the same way they would buy any brick with a half bitten apple logo on it..
lol wow! someone's got issues!

510.1.2013 13:34

Originally posted by guy8689:


lol wow! someone's got issues!
Indeed...

610.1.2013 20:25

This is a dumb idea. Just sell the iPhone 3S and iPhone 4 at cheaper prices in those countries.

710.1.2013 20:48

So they are repackaging the iPhone 3G or maybe GS and calling it new and innovative?


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811.1.2013 0:33

Originally posted by bobiroc:
So they are repackaging the iPhone 3G or maybe GS and calling it new and innovative?
Come on, you know everything Apple does is new and innovative. :)

911.1.2013 5:05
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After the death of steve jobs !! WHAT INNOVATION !! THE COOK GUY SUCK AS HEAD OF APPLE !!

1011.1.2013 10:04

Article I read today suggested an Apple exec had denied this was true to a Chinese newspaper, for what it's worth (probably not a lot).

I would be interested to see what they actually did with it, if true, spec wise.



1112.1.2013 0:18

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&featu...n&v=7-D7bVxhQB0
every single iphone owner lol


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