Analyst Says the Low Cost iPhone is 'Imminent', Could Be Out in July

Posted June 7, 2013 at 3:09pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 5111 views

Topeka Capital analyst Brian White says the launch of a low cost iPhone is 'imminent' and it could be out this July.

White, who is at the Computex trade show in Taiwan says he's spotted an "iPhone Mini" accessory at the show. Strangely, he is calling the low cost iPhone an 'iPhone Mini' despite calling for a device that is about the same size.

"Essentially, the 'iPhone mini' body is slightly thicker than the iPhone 5 and the four corners have a more tapered rounding, the edges are less defined but the length is identical (including a four-inch display)," says White. "Also, as we indicated earlier this week, the 'iPhone mini' is expected to come in five colors (i.e., white, black, pink, blue and yellow) and the back will be made of plastic."

White expects the device to cost between $350 to $400. Notably, a recent report from Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty said Apple will price the low cost iPhone at around $399. The company's gross profits are said to increase at above $349 and its gross margin would increase above $393.

[via BusinessInsider]


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Jack black - June 8, 2013 at 3:05am
Yeah 400 means free with plan ppl damn
The Voice Of Reason - June 7, 2013 at 8:17pm
USD 400 is actually low cost for such a device, people. That's the unlocked, no contract price. Which means that with a contract, carriers might even give it away for free, like they were doing with the 3G after the 4S came out. So definitely low cost, compared to the top-of-the-line model. Word.
Low cost for apple not consumer - June 7, 2013 at 7:35pm
Low cost your ass Tim cock !! Is low cost for apple to make but forking $400 is not low cost for most people around the world
paulMOGG - June 7, 2013 at 4:39pm
USD400 is not low cost ! Thought this iphone would be aimed at the younger market, price wise , to get them into the habit of buying apple iphone products at an earlier age . But seems the marketing people at apple are oblivious that USD 400 is not low cost hmmmmmm ? Duh!
Justabrake - June 7, 2013 at 4:44pm
Mostly for the Asian I believe ! They see competition with Microsoft coming at them.
Bugged Out - June 7, 2013 at 3:50pm
I wonder how this will be crippled compared to regular iOS, since iOS is already crippled given no real innovation for years.
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