Crixus23, 30 Jun 2013Knowing apple, this is a another high quality iphone..Apple High quality anymore
You've forgotten all the problems customers had with iphone5, maps and Os for battery drain and wifi.
Iphones are now made in china.
PLEASE don't bring out an cheaper iPhone. This will be the wrong direction you're heading in. It will affect your status as a premium company. People that want a 'cheaper' iPhone can pick previous models up. Just like what I'm doing when your 5S is hitting the shelves.
No such thing as a "low cost" or "cheap" iPhone. This is reportedly going for around $350. And, with a slower processor! It's going to be tough selling this to the low-end market. It will also hurt Apple's upscale image which is hinged on prestige.
Open-source will always carry with it the price advantage. No use fighting here, unless you're willing to give away your OS development efforts for free. Closed-source on the other hand will have other advantages.
QA, 30 Jun 2013This phone gonna cost more than 500 dollars anyway. Is that low cost? They already said, that ... moreApple needs to answer to shareholders. The phone might be 150 cheaper and that's it. But let's be Frank, the quality and features on the iphone 5 is mid range at best. This phone is still way overpriced.
Does Apple think that by simply slapping different colored shells on the phone and a lower price will compel people to buy? Certainly some people will be stupid enough but there are better value phones available.
This is a horrible insult! Apple fanboys think plastic is cheap! iPhones deserve nothing but glass and aluminum. :P
Android man myself, but I have to appreciate the marketing strategy from Apple. Let's be honest: A phone that is clearly inferior to the Galaxy Lineup for example, is managing not just to hang in there, but to outsell most of it's rivals. I strongly believe their secret is not to confuse their customers with 4-5 versions of the product they are selling. It's a great strategy and I honestly hope it will still work. I hate the fact that Sony, for example, has 4-5 phones that come out at the same time with extremely minor differences. It's very confusing. This is the reason I don't believe there will be a low-cost iPhone. Their low-cost product is usually the previous model and that's he best strategy!
Nokia don't have to use quad core and 2 gigs of RAM to have a functional OS.
hoping that the cheap iphone is really a value for money device....but it is hard to beat samsung in the value for money range especially in india...
nikhil82, 30 Jun 2013why .why samsung . sony , apple try to copy NOKIA"s colorsNokia knows nothing they just copy others like htc and so . there phones are of poor hardware.
Crixus23, 30 Jun 2013Knowing apple, this is a another high quality iphone..Not sure if a troll or a fanboy?
It really wouldn't surprise me if this was real. If Apple start making phones as colourful as their iPods then they could hit the lower end of the market and try to quash the budget Android devices.
If people in China are willing to rip off other companies products, why wouldn't they sneak a few photos for the web?
Let's not forget that the 3G and the legendary 3GS were made of PLASTIC too and, sincerely, the 3GS was and is still the most reliable iPhone .(Apple, why no iOS 7?) (I had the 2G, 3G, 4 and 4S ).Do you remember the 2G with its aluminum back? It was changed to plastic because of SIGNAL ISSUES !And so, the 3G (more to love, less to pay)was born. It is true that the 4S is better than the 3GS, it is snappier and so on, but if you drop it and you are lucky it will only crack a little.The 3GS heroically stands on his feet (lol that sounds pathetic) even after 3 years of hard use with a lot of drops and 300 hours of talking. My 4S looks horrible on the back because of a 3m fall but I cannot say that I don't love it anymore... I embrace the idea of a whole new plastic iPhone with that funky colors of the new iPod Touch. It is really cute! Way to go, Apple !
Duel, 30 Jun 2013Why this guy have green paint on his trousers in two places? It looks like photoshopped with c... moreLooks legit to me, the green on his trousers is more likely the reflection of this "vivid" color. Also you can see the shadow of his finger on the top of the device.
a plastic iPhone... nice! iPhone sells so much because of the premium design and feel, remove the glass and metal and it should cost like an average mid-class phone. But even if this is true people will run buy it because so many couldn't afford it before.
If this rumor is true then in my opinion its price will lie between $400-500 for factory unlocked unit.