8GB Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iWatch could make appearances at WWDC says analyst Ming-Chi Kuo
posted by Alan F. / May 28, 2014, 8:17 PM
Kuo doesn't see much hardware being unveiled at Apple's annual developer conference. In other words, don't expect the tech titan to unwrap the Apple iPhone 6. He says that there is an outside chance that the iWatch will be shown off as part of the iOS 8 introduction, but says that the chances of that occurring are slim.
Apple is using the cheaper 8GB version of the iPhone 5c in order to compete with low priced Android and Windows Phone models in emerging markets. It is getting exceedingly hard for the company to compete with "Value-priced" phones like the Nokia Lumia 520 and the Motorola Moto E.
WWDC starts this year on June 2 and runs through June 6th.
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come on apple do something!...
posted on May 28, 2014, 8:29 PM 0
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What Apple, and several other manufacturers need to do is STOP playing these stupid games with exorbitantly pricing storage options. US 100.00 to go from 16gb to 32gb is absurd. Absolutely NO (so called) 'premium' smartphone should be offered with a paltry 8gb of storage, under any circumstances, and if this proves to be true, it absolutely SCREAMS desperation on Apple's part. It's not like reducing the storage by such a minuscule amount is going to appreciably reduce the price anyway. Apple surely can do better... ?
posted on May 28, 2014, 8:54 PM 5
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They could release an iPhone that has no front facing camera, only a 5mp rear camera with/without flash, drop WiFi ac, drop LTE. There are other things that they could drop or just replace existing components with cheaper ones. This is the only way Apple can compete in emerging markets.
posted on May 28, 2014, 9:06 PM 1
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To maintain margin, Apple really only wants to sell to the wealthier people in any market, so they are not going to make some sort of crippled phone. Instead they will do what they already do -- sell an older model at a lower price. This gives them a lower cost of goods sold, but allows them to maintain margin. Keep in mind, Apple primarily makes all decisions based on profit margin. They don't really care about much else.
posted on May 28, 2014, 9:31 PM 0
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Is aPPLE really trying to bring back the stone age !!! 8GB Really !! Really Apple !! with software & apps getting bigger and bigger every day with more features , you decrease the Storage !! And ppl pay premium for this !! I feel Sorry for those iLunatics !!
posted on May 28, 2014, 10:46 PM 0
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How 8gb iPhone can compete against low end Android device? Its still expensive, its about same price tag as Android flagship phone.
posted on May 28, 2014, 8:47 PM 0
You get what you pay for with those cheap low end phones
posted on May 28, 2014, 8:59 PM 0
Love my gold ip5s and i might considered a space grey 8gb for my little sis :)
posted on May 28, 2014, 8:49 PM 2
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The people who decried the GS5 having only 10 - 11gb free space will see no problem with the 5s having only 6gb (without the expandable storage the GS5 has.)
posted on May 28, 2014, 9:09 PM 2
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Why would you ever want an 8GB flagship with no SD card support?
posted on May 28, 2014, 9:40 PM 3
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I just wish all manufacturers would give you the amount of storage they say you have. example 16GB iPhone 5s should have 16GB for the user not 13.3GB. They should put more onboard for the OS but also make sure the user has the guarantee 16GB
posted on May 28, 2014, 10:44 PM 1
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8gb iphone 5s? can't wait for it... just wanna use it to install fb, twitter, whatsapp,wechat and instagram. that's all.. even my moto g still have 10gb storage free (not a person who love to install many apps!!)
posted on May 28, 2014, 10:49 PM 0
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Wow. They still can't give their customers a discount without taking something away. Why not stop being greedy for once and sell the 16 gb version at a discount. After all, the iPhone 6 is coming out and should make the last model cheaper. Only Apple is arrogant enough to believe their old flagship should be the same price of their new flagship. And the only way to reduce the price is to take away 8gb of storage. Please....
posted on May 29, 2014, 12:10 AM 0
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It's not exceedingly difficult for Apple to compete with "Value-priced" phones like the Nokia Lumia 520 and the Motorola Moto E. They just choose not to. If they started slumming it, they'd lose their status as a luxury item. Rolex doesn't try to compete with Timex, and Mercedes doesn't try to compete with Kia. If Apple wanted to actually compete, they wouldn't rip their customers off charging $100+ for $10 worth of storage.
posted on May 29, 2014, 9:37 AM 0
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LOL!!! 8GB iPhone 5S? I don't even think most people have enough storage when they buy the 16GB 5S. With social media apps ever increasing the size of their files, I think its only possible if you use the phone for music & Internet. You won't ever want to be in a situation to be force to delete something when you realise you don't even have enough memory to take a photo. (A user of iPhone 3GS 8GB before)
posted on May 31, 2014, 12:55 AM 0
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