Apple to Release Low-Cost iPhone for Emerging Markets Later This Year?

Posted January 8, 2013 at 4:53pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 8613 views

Apple will reportedly release a low-cost iPhone for China and other emerging markets in the second half of this year, according to DigiTimes' supply-chain sources.

Some sources claimed that they have seen the sample of the low-cost iPhone, which will come with a larger display, meeting the prevailing trend for the adoption of 5-inch displays for high-end models. They added that the low-priced iPhone will also have a brand new exterior design.

The site suggests that perhaps Qualcomm's Snapdragon chipsets for entry-level to mid-range smartphones could pave the way for the device.

Additionally, Apple is expected to launch a TD-version of the iPhone for China Mobile. Notably, Tim Cook is currently visiting with high-level officials in China and could also be meeting with China Mobile officials.

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goaerl - January 9, 2013 at 8:29am
the the true battle with android will began... samsung is the BEST!
Geo - January 8, 2013 at 7:34pm
Dont tell they are going to come up with an Iphone5 with 8GIG?? Who buys an IPOD phone? By the time you add IOS6 it take 3-4 gig of space.
mkross - January 8, 2013 at 5:56pm
no way..this is a premium product and should remain in the premium category. we don't want cheap iphones the same way we dont want cheap BMWs for non-emerging markets.
American - January 8, 2013 at 7:48pm
Um BMWs are very cheapley made they just charge alot cause of the name.
Jedediah Johnson - January 8, 2013 at 9:14pm
Very true. They're junk. Every person I've known that's owned one said they started falling apart in a year or 2
: ( - January 8, 2013 at 5:43pm
IPhone 3GS FTW ( or 3G or 2g ) :)
Desi Jadoo - January 8, 2013 at 5:20pm
Wow! China makes iPhone for Apple and then twists Apple's arm to give subsidy for its own market. Well played China! Well played!!
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