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Phil Schiller dismisses rumors of Apple making a cheap iPhone

11 January, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Phil Schiller dismisses rumors of Apple making a cheap iPhone - read the full textWe have been hearing rumors of Apple working on a cheaper iPhone, something that is backed by both The Wall Street Journal as well as Bloomberg. But it seems that may not be the case after all. In an interview with China's Shanghai Evening News, Senior Vice President Worldwide Marketing at...

 

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Apple dismissing something????? Never lmao. Phil isn't going to admit it now is he guys? Waste of writing. Apple are always up to something. They have years to go to be as great as samsung

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  • 2013-01-12 16:02
  • M3s@

Apple should open up.... That would be better for them
Wp is smaller right now bt it has learned its lesson and is loosening things apple should do that too

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  • 2013-01-12 15:28
  • bJ2C

this makes me laugh. iphone already is a cheap phone there is nothing really special about it...

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  • 2013-01-12 14:46
  • gC7G

Samsung Galaxy S3 the best smartphone of 2012.

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  • 2013-01-12 14:43
  • ALLt

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-12 10:34 from 0FIJ - click to readYou don't know what people see in the iPhone 5?

Go to your local Apple store and try one. Hold it's sheer beauty. As the GSM Arena review said, "The black one looks magnificent".

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  • 2013-01-12 14:40
  • Mx@E

> In reply to TheNeighbor @ 2013-01-12 09:55 from v0qx - click to readPerfect. IPhone 5 is a killer phone. Better than all competitors.
Well done Apple. Your products are really amazing.

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  • 2013-01-12 14:22
  • Hx7e

apple wont make cheap phones , i agree with that , but what exactly does the people see in the iphone5? it scratches easily, u even get it scratched, and now its body bends ... so what if its 4 inches, and the biggest thing that ever happened to iphone or apple whatever they said, sounds more like the biggest problem and the price does not seem like your paying for what u want, this iphone5 should be cheap, my iphone 4s is better

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  • 2013-01-12 10:34
  • 0FIJ

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-12 09:09 from PUmB - click to readAny iPhone model has outdated hardware compared to the premium competition. Period. Your size comparison theory is meaningless with the illogical comparison of the S2 which actually has more features.

Fine. You like small screens. We have no care if you like something that needs another device to transfer media, has only mono audio recording for HD viideo, can't change to fresh batteries, and has Safari as a default browser for any link click.

We just don't get on how iUsers keep bragging about a REGRESSED innovative and limited ecosystem. Thank goodness we other users have other choices.

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  • 2013-01-12 09:55
  • v0qx

why not? Thats the main reason why people are buying a android/wp phone :) . You get less for more :S

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  • 2013-01-12 09:36
  • mbBt

> In reply to TheNeighbor @ 2013-01-12 07:52 from v0qx - click to read Phones are constantly upgrading and changing. So what happens in the future samsung decide to release a 4 inch 1080p phone?.. U gonna eat ur words?

Thats why i believe there should be a size gauge for the various sized phones.

Put ip5 aside for a while.. we can already see ppl screaming at a low spec'ed sgs2 plus vs note 2 or sony's z phone.. Its not a proper comparison!

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  • 2013-01-12 09:09
  • PUmB

There's an easier auto win for Apple. Here's a free advice from an Android user:-

~Better and bigger capacity batt.

Yup...That's all and that's it. No need for a cheaper model and most definitely minimal R&D to further add like what mere millimeters to the current iPhone 5 chassis.

Not to mention when it comes the time to move up from the A6X SoC to an A7 w/ PowerVR 6 series GPU, better power efficiencies or not excuses will run out.

This laughable thin and light arrogant ethos gets in the way of meaningful value addition; case in this point something that a typical power iPhone user would really really appreciate, a better batt life.

/i9100g/Android 4.2.1/CM10.1 user

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  • 2013-01-12 08:14
  • RJhm

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-12 06:35 from PUmB - click to readHere's some news to you - Samsung's 7" tabs can make calls and text, and they have more features. The trend before was to make smaller screens since we hardly used mobile networks for smartphones. We hve increased screens now yet you still can put it in your shirt pockets, like the Note.

iPhone users were defending how convenient their 3.5" screens, and how their single core processor and 512mb RAM were able to be enough. Well, how about now? Apple has abandoned support to the 2nd gen iPod Touch where you can't even installed your paid apps because the hardware can't handle the updated software!

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  • 2013-01-12 07:52
  • v0qx

> In reply to TheNeighbor @ 2013-01-12 06:17 from v0qJ - click to readNo not atm.. But by looking at how other electronic progress.. And how people value mobility vs power.. It very well will be implented on the future. Else anyone can top the phone world simply building 8 inches phones

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  • 2013-01-12 06:35
  • PUmB

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-12 05:30 from TRGQ - click to readHaha, you are serious? You don't compare specs of cellphones based on their screens!

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  • 2013-01-12 06:17
  • v0qJ

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-11 18:06 from pJdc - click to readI am speaking about the size of the device.

If you compare size of ip5 to any similar sized device.. you actually can see its specs is very good.

In the laptop realm.. you see people comparing 13 inchers with 15 inchers in terms of specs ?? You get laugh at.

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  • 2013-01-12 05:30
  • TRGQ

don't know who rumored this kind of silly news.
Why would apple make a cheap iPhone with low specs while with the launch of new iPhone, last year iPhone automatically become low spec and cheap and every and one can buy that at low price even apple also sold his last year iPhone at low price.

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  • 2013-01-12 03:49
  • KIDx

> In reply to Carol @ 2013-01-11 17:59 from L7eM - click to readLet's see what you said:

"Note is not a phone." - the Note (I have one for 14 months now) connects to 3G, has microphones, has speakers and you can talk to someone using it exactly with like whatever you deem as a "phone".

"Note is a toy for kids... And for some, is a tablet with some low quality phone functions." - Let's see, it further has VOIP functions, a Wacom stylus system to really take advantage of the Sketchbook app to create art, has more pixel count, has a Super HD AMOLED screen - better to see things with, can record in full HD with full stereo audio recording, iP5 only records mono, the Note can now do slit-screen REAL multi-tasking functions, and everything else a standard modern smartphone has - GPS, bluetooth & wifi file transfers (iP5 can't do this), memory card expansion (iP5 can't do this), the most powerful xenon flash, and best of all - removable battery.

"I really appreciate Apple didn't go nuts with useless stuff and they are keeping it real." - Yeah, because that's what the current limited & restrictive iOS needs.

"Even though i don't like Ios quite at all, also i don't like apple's way of marketing." - So, you only like the iPhone's hardware?


"Typical American" - I think Americans have more sense than this.

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  • 2013-01-12 03:10
  • v0qJ

> In reply to gray hawk @ 2013-01-11 21:11 from L6{g - click to readAs i was saying. Toy for kids. Go play some mario. But don't forget about Shrek from your note;). As for the iPhone... Do i sound like a crrapple guy to you? Read one more time what i've said. Maybe you'll figure it out!So, as i was saying: note is not a phone!!! Is a big screen crapp! From the point of a technician view. And i don't think i'm alone in this;). But, you people can buy it, who cares?.

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  • 2013-01-12 00:47
  • J5L3

i love what im reading (not the actual news, but the comments posted on it), dont care about the specs or whatsoever, its all about the "brand"... pity for those people who chose brand vs. functionality.

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  • 2013-01-11 23:24
  • F{XE

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-11 18:06 from pJdc - click to readalso hes saying their pcs are top of range ive checked it out i can buy an alienware pc for the same price as theirs and they are bteer quality by far than macs or for example in the place i work which i cannot name we sell a laptop at exactly half the price of the macbook and it(the laptop) has 2gb more ram an i7 instead of i5 (if i remember correctly) and 250gb more hd space.

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  • 2013-01-11 21:25
  • ix1$

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