Is Apple preparing a cheaper iPhone for developing markets in 2H 2013?
posted by Ivaylo Ivanov / Jan 08, 2013, 4:28 AM
Separately, sources have speculated Apple is willing to jump to a larger screen size for the affordable iPhone as the industry shifts towards 5-inch displays. As good as this might sound to some, to our ears it is just not all that likely to happen given the recent bump to 4 inches and Apple’s 2-year release cadence.
What’s interesting is that DigiTimes points out that the success of the iPad mini is what may have pushed Apple into thinking it should also release an affordable iPhone. Further theories even match Qualcomm’s more affordable S4 models as candidates for that rumored device.
At the same time, we do know that Apple has started making its own chip designs, so it would be a bit strange for it to suddenly jump ship to Qualcomm.
Most of those are rumors we’ve heard before, but that have not really materialized. Take them with the usual grain of salt, but do let us know whether you think this time the market has changed and is ready for such a move.
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Everything is possible with Tim Cook.
posted on Jan 08, 2013, 4:48 AM 6
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Yes everything is possible with tim cook even the downfall of apple stock price is possible because of tim cook
posted on Jan 08, 2013, 6:18 AM 12
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What is Apple's definition of Affordable? That i want to know...
posted on Jan 08, 2013, 5:00 AM 23
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Maybe at the price of today's best android phone?Who knows.
posted on Jan 08, 2013, 5:02 AM 2
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Cheaper iPhone, ya sure they will refurbish iPhone 3G in new form factor and release it at the same price as HTC One X or Xperia Ion...............
posted on Jan 08, 2013, 5:18 AM 10
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Hahahahahahahahahahahaha (hint: I'm LMAO!) hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!! Apple making a CHEAP model? In what universe??? whoever come out with the idea most be sniffing old wet socks.
posted on Jan 08, 2013, 5:23 AM 3
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Can anybody tell me about the latest iphone available in the market.
posted on Jan 08, 2013, 5:31 AM 0
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lm glad reason is that people was saying that apple phone is for who can afford it or who had money to buy it an look it now making phone for cheaper an who have to thank for Samsung for giving choices to the people so those hyporite can see this a affodarble phone hahaha!!! lm glad to hear that report!!!
posted on Jan 08, 2013, 8:37 AM 0
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This is what Apple will probably do: Raise the price of the next iPhone 5S by a hundred dollars when it's released (From regular $200 to $300), iPhone 5 dropped to the regular "1 generation below" price of $100. So iPhone 5S is $300 and iPhone 5 is now $100. iPhone 5S is $200 cheaper than iPhone 5, therefore making the iPhone 5 "affordable".
posted on Jan 08, 2013, 8:58 AM 0
ok first of all lets get this straight. APPLE DOENS'T KNOW WHAT CHEAP means. They don't want to loose any money in their crappy stock market. ANd why bother make another article like this again when it will never happened
posted on Jan 08, 2013, 11:16 AM 0
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180 ppi, 480p display, 4GB storage, 256k RAM memory, 3.2MP camera, no front camera, no LTE radio...it could work, for apple
posted on Jan 08, 2013, 12:42 PM 0
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Your right, that could work for Apple in other countries that would love to have the iPhone. But just like here in the states, once some of the other country consumers start to realize how far their iPhones are behind the local competition they'll too realize that they are better options available. But at least those who don't really care about the technological advances will be able to say they have an iPhone.
posted on Jan 10, 2013, 4:03 PM 0
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