iCloud based iPhone rumored to arrive with the iPhone 5
0. phoneArena 11 Aug 2011, 19:45 posted on
iPhone rumors are inevitable, especially rumors that point to a low-cost iPhone, which everyone wants, but no one thinks is really all that likely. They newest rumor has Apple releasing a cheaper version of the iPhone which will do away with storage in favor of the newly released iCloud...
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1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5155; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
If there is no provision for a local iTunes environment (aka local storage on the handset), it won't get past the idea stage. There is a reason why Apple has the highest market cap in the world.
2. dandirk (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)
There are plenty of smartphone users that don't need huge storage because they don't store music and videos...
I don't really listen to music or watch anything worth sideloading on such a small screen. 8gb isbplenty for apps.
Though I agree it could add confusion to the apple brand and integration they strive for.
Lets not forget with tiered service icloud will be more costly now.
6. hawk62 (Posts: 320; Member since: 21 Nov 2009)
You must be an adroid user. 8 gig for apps isnt really that much. I have over 4 gigs in apps. Hell Rage HD alone is over a gig. You need to know that apple apps are much larger than the tiny little s**t apps of android. The apps on my SGT10.1 are so small its funny.
4. Doakie (Posts: 731; Member since: 06 May 2009)
I lol in the face of iCloud users with tiered data plans. Unlimited is the only way to go. Better start praying that Sprint gets this iPhone.
5. PhoneLuver (Posts: 460; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)
If this is true and aimed at the prepaid market, then the cost per MB worldwide would have to drop significantly!! Generally the cost for data are double the contract costs. This just doesn't make sense to me!
7. Attsukballz (unregistered)
That's the benefit of signing a contract, lower costs all around. If it was cheaper than whats the point of being tied to a carrier when you can keep shopping around for cheaper data rates.
Just now T-mobile is going to charge overage rates for its lower 250 mb plan. The other more pricier plans will still get throttled.