Possible pricing for affordable iPhone emerges

Possible pricing for affordable iPhone emerges
The budget-friendly iPhone has been making the rounds with various leaked images of multi-colored plastic casings that are expected to adorn the as-yet unannounced device. Just how affordable might this iPhone be versus the flagship model?

Sonny Dickson is fairly dialed into the realm of prototype news and leaked iPhone parts. He also seems to have a line on what the new iPhone might cost.

The lower cost iPhone might come in the familiar capacity segments we have seen on the past couple generations of devices. A 16GB model might run $349, 32GB for $449 and 64GB for $549. Those prices represent a $300 reduction from the retail cost of the iPhone 5. Those prices are also less expensive than the iPhone 4S which is still available in 16GB flavor. Even the 8GB iPhone 4 retails for $450.

As for when this device will hit the market, that is still up for speculation, but it is certainly reasonable to expect it about the time, or maybe shortly after, the new iPhone is announced as iOS 7 becomes available to the masses, likely mid-September.

Thanks Vlad for the tip.

via: G 4 Games

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48 Comments

1. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

These prices will depend on the final specs of the phone. I would say that the pricess are reasonable if the specs are on par with the iPhone 5.

4. TechDork

Posts: 402; Member since: May 10, 2010

I ultimately agree. If the specs are that of the iPhone 5, then this would be a great snatch. But, from what we know of them now....yeah, 40 thumbs downs lol.

11. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

specs won't be on par with the iphone 5,regardless of the specs it won't be worth that much, these companies just overcharging for the crapass product they make,that's were MediaTek and chinese OEMs are coming, like xiaomi good phones reasonably enough price,screw apple!

12. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

my guess is probably 129$ because you're paying for the paint job/logo. when u can buy a Android phone from .99-49$

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude you should really do yourself favor, and log off. Boy lol just wowwwwwwww

45. sharifsumit

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 27, 2012

a 99$ android !!! have you tried any of those ? how they performed ? use one and let me know.

26. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

I totally disagree, I feel these prices are $348.99, $448.99 and $548.99, respectively, overpriced.

27. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I'm talking bout with 2yr contract. those prices you put are FULL PRICE.

28. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

My point exactly; they should be an iPenny, respectively, with a '2yr contract'!!

29. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

is that cheeper version of iphone? oh com'on better to buy Xperia SP, One X, S3, and Lumia 720-820.

2. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

$349 ..Xperia SP is a better deal ..or a lumia 820

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

...or a LG Optimus L7 II... or a ...Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 and many more...

10. sats.mine2k4

Posts: 208; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

NEXUS 4...................

14. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

GALAXY NEXUS

15. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

NEXUS S.............

18. Eonnaydra

Posts: 217; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

You are wrong man,these handsets are full of lag with terrible SoCs. I'm sure this affordable iPhone will crush these android midrange phones in terms of speed and smoothness.iOS doesn't need a dual core to run smooth. Anyway I'm dissapointed with the design,so much cheap plastic.

20. thelukewarm

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

''IOS dosen't need dual-core''.................... what about games and some apps...... f**k you and your IOSH*T 7

39. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

The 4s and above are dual core, aren't they? Sake for, what, the iFat2 and up?

21. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

the Xperia SP got a Dual core s4 , same for the Lumia 820 and im pretty sure they wont be packing anything more than a Dual core A5 in that phone (due to cost ) ..as you said , iOS doesn't need high specs , but for future updates , it will ....so therefore to the average sensible customer , the SP is the overall best package - fast processor , great design , good camera , good battery ,LTE support , expandable storage ..the "Budget" iphone is therefore made for people who want a iphone to show off and be a part of the high society ...so it is sort of like a porsche boxter - which is the "poor mans" porsche for the wannabe 911 fans

22. papss unregistered

um the n4 does anything but lag

25. HASHTAG unregistered

That's what I'm saying. Never lagged when I owned the N4.

13. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

If there was no Android phones I would only buy the lumia 820 over this budget iPhone

16. selena1000

Posts: 85; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

you cant say an iphone for $349 isnt a big deal

23. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

i guess the phone is aimed at teenagers and white collar workers who want a mid range phone with a desirable logo on it .....its not over priced but with taxes and stuff , this will cost $370 to ship and in some countries it will cost more than the 4S due to taxes , so it might be a tough sell

41. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

rumor has the color models will probably be for china and India and such

5. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

It's amazing to me that people post out of ignorance and for the simple fact they don't own or even touch the phones they are mentioning. I've owned a iPhone 5 and currently in a HTC One and both are great phones. Otherwise don't comment if you are on a $1 phone on contract or on a model that's more than a year old.

37. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

I had three Verizon iPhone fives. Every one of them were garbage. The screen lagged from the lock screen and worst of all the battery life was horrible. I mean like 11/2 screen on time! Really!

42. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

See if Warranty Customer Care will give you a Lumia 928 as an exchange.

6. GMS85

Posts: 216; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Apple = iPod pretty much it!

7. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

100$ for doubling the memory.i dont think it costs that much.even if it would,u can simply add support for sd card(coz its low cost phone afterall)

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