Photo via Tactus.com
A rumour that Apple could release a
cheaper, more inexpensive iPhone seem to have more truth to it after
photos of such a device were leaked online.
If you'll recall, the Wall Street
Journal reported that Apple was working on producing a cheaper
iPhone. The current iPhone 5 is nice, but it's also expensive
compared to cheaper Android-powered alternatives that litter the
market.You can read the previous roundup of new iPhone rumours in my previous post.
So, it's quite possible that Apple is
sell an iPhone at a lower price point. And that's not just to sell
more phones in North America, but to sell more iPhones in emerging
markets such as China and India.
Tactus.com posted the leaked photo,
which shows a glossy white plastic shell with iPhone written on the
The blog says it's a polycarbonate
shell, which is different from the gorgeous industrial design of the
current iPhone 5.
But that plastic body could also mean
it would be likely that Apple could sell coloured iPhones, from blue
to red to white.
Tactus is also reporting that the
inexpensive version of the iPhone is rumoured to have a 3.5-inch
Retina display and a 5 megapixel camera, keeping costs down but still
letting people get into the iPhone family.
Would you get an inexpensive iPhone?
- Maurice Cacho, MSN Tech & Gadgets