Apple iPhone Lite will be a modified Apple iPhone 5; new phones to be introduced September 18th?

Apple iPhone Lite will be a modified Apple iPhone 5; new phones to be introduced September 18th?
A published report on Friday says that the next iteration of the Apple iPhone, and a refreshed version of the current Apple iPhone 5, will both be introduced by Apple during a special event on September 18th. The version of the phone thought to be the Apple iPhone Lite, will actually be an iPhone 5 with cheaper, colorful shells, and a lower build cost thanks to the use of plastic in a few key areas. The price of the phone will be $99 on contract.

The new lineup for Apple will start with the Apple iPhone 4S replacing the Apple iPhone 4 as the lowest cost option. The refreshed iPhone 5 is next followed by the new Apple iPhone 5S or iPhone 6. The plan is for Apple to take on low-priced, attractive handsets made by its rivals. By using what is basically an iPhone 5 for this model, Apple will be keeping the specs high enough to compete, and using plastic in key areas will allow it to keep the unsubsidized price lower. This report dovetails perfectly with comments made by analyst Peter Misek of Jefferies, who says that the new low cost Apple iPhone will be priced at $300 to $400 and thus will be more like a mid-range model.

According to the report, while the new phones will be introduced on September 18th, they will actually launch on September 27th.

The Apple iPhone Lite, fully assembled

The Apple iPhone Lite, fully assembled


Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: CurrentEditorials via Techkiddy

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36 Comments

1. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

As if the iPhone 5 isn't a mid range device

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Mid range, high cost.

5. AppleHateBoy unregistered

A Nokia and a Sony in the backround? Something's fishy.....

15. toondewachter

Posts: 54; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

And the Galaxy S4 has top notch specs, yet lags as hell.

24. iushnt

Posts: 3035; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

don't troll it doesn't lag as hell..i have it, do you have it?

27. JusMePnut

Posts: 31; Member since: Apr 23, 2012

Dude it lags. I have a iPhone 5, Galaxy Note 2, GS4 and a Nokia Lumia 920. I'm an Android Guy all day everyday but my bias towards Android has died down a bit since opening up to other operating systems. It lags. Still a great phone tho not perfect.

35. 1113douglas

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 04, 2013

note 3 should be better 3gb of ram. Apple is yet to have a phone or tablet with 1gb of ram. Its mostly the widgets that slows down android. But still android all the way.

29. scott5626

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 01, 2009

Sorry, I've had it. It does lag. Still a really great device but too many ram eating "S" features makes it lag. No lag on the Note 2 though.

31. gazmatic

Posts: 807; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

check out the sgs4ge vs the gs4 reviews on this site conclusion stock android = less lag i didnt say this (because i dont own the phones) but the reviewer did

7. omarr

Posts: 149; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

iOS doesnt need top notch specs to run smoothly

8. tedkord

Posts: 17043; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Just like a moped doesn't need a powerful engine to get you from your house to the corner market.

9. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

It doesnt need quad core, but it needs damn good dual cores. iP4s already lags.

21. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

My iPhone 5 lagged more than my HTC one s which never lags thanks to project butter

18. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Maybe iOS 1 through iOS 6. It's yet to be seen what the new feature rich iOS 7 requires in specs.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30672; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Very high end, and high class device.

25. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

and is a cheap iPhone that isn't a regular iPhone dumbed down even more!

26. siva239

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

then S4 becomes a low end one

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Aha! Apple giving a new definition to 'Low' cost. ...and it wants to compare with Lumia 520 you say??

4. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

The fact hes holding a Nokia phone as well in his hand makes me LOL... Honestly, if Nokia had a high end Android phone I would be all over it if only for the Camera!

6. karim77

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Haha,so why buy an iPhone lite when I can buy the iPhone 5 itself

11. JojoGo101

Posts: 211; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

I don't catch your point.. there's billions of people who can't afford an iPhone or a computer for that matter. Who cares if you can buy an iPhone 5? I can too, that's why I had one. I believe that the iPhone "Lite" can sell millions, people who have feature phones or no phone at all will buy it.

13. karim77

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

No, I mean that the day the iPhone lite will be out , the iPhone 5 price will drop significantly and their price will be very close to each other. So what will make the people buy the iPhone lite when the price difference between them is very little.

33. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

People will purchase the lite because it will come in cool colors, be a new phone not a 1 year old phone (5). Some people like the look of the new plastic wrapped phone instead of the metal 5. If I was going to purchase an iphone and the lite and 5 were near in price, I'd pick the lite.

12. karim77

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

No, I mean that the day the iPhone lite will be out , the iPhone 5 price will drop significantly and their price will be very close to each other. So what will make the people buy the iPhone lite when the price difference between them is very little.

16. PK1983

Posts: 215; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

At least the 5 looks nice. This looks like a cheap Chinese knockoff.

14. xpr3ss10n

Posts: 58; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

This info seems like the last 50 articles I read about this same topic.

17. rdaex

Posts: 152; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Is anyone going to discuss anything WORTHWHILE about this phone, other than the fact that its going to be cheap plastic crap? What does it do, features, specs, etc. etc. Jesus only Apple could make a product crappier and get this much attention.

19. Shinydesert

Posts: 62; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

As much as many criticize the Samsung models,and say they are "plascticy" this one looks like a baby toy. It looks like a low range, and cheap judging by the picture.

20. Sauce unregistered

Just like the S4 lololol

23. Shinydesert

Posts: 62; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I agree with that....Sony,Nokia and other brands look better.

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