Apple may launch affordable iPhone in low volumes to test market response18
Apple will allegedly only make 2.5 million to 3 million of the low-cost iPhone to test the response in its main target of emerging markets.
This upcoming affordable iPhone is said to have a 4-inch LTPS LCD screen and run on the Apple A6 chip. This will allow Apple to use already mature components making sure it has no problems with supply or stability.
The device will also be made out of plastic that will cut cost. Apple will contract its usual ODM partners Foxconn and Pegatron for the mass production of the affordable handset. It’s still not clear, though, when will it launch. WWDC 2013 is coming soon - the conference starts on June 10 - and we might just find out then.