Apple to Release a Low Cost 'iCloud' iPhone?

Apple to Release a Low Cost 'iCloud' iPhone?

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A new report by AppleNApps predicts that Apple's new low cost iPhone will actually be an iCloud iPhone.

Apple is said to be aiming for a $400 price tag on the new device which would make it free with a 2 year contract. The unit would have substantially less memory using iCloud to hold data instead.

To achieve the lower cost for the iCloud iPhone, Apple will use many of the same internal parts from the iPhone 4 since they're readily available in their supply chain already, and have gone down a bit in cost. When looking at iSuppli you can see how the same parts drop in price from the 3G to 3GS to 4. The iPhone 5 will include many new parts including processor, flash memory, and both cameras. The iCloud iPhone will be using the same internal parts from the iPhone 4, but will use a slightly different external design with an aluminum back panel similar to the iPad 2. Apple will go away from the relatively more expensive glass back panel. Also, the stainless steel band is speculated to be gone with simply a curved aluminum back, again like the iPad 2.

The site continues to say that the iCloud phone will share similarities with the MacBook Air; whereas, the iPhone 5 will share similarities with the MacBook Pro.

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Apple to Release a Low Cost 'iCloud' iPhone?
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Jonathan Garcia
Jonathan Garcia - August 13, 2011 at 5:19pm
Totally DUM!!!!! A cloud phone?.... now with all those limited data internet plans....????? Or are we getting back to unlimited data usage???? I don't think so! TOTAL FAIL
John
John - August 13, 2011 at 3:02am
No way.
Mr yogi
Mr yogi - August 12, 2011 at 4:43am
Man I hope that's the iPhone 5. It's an awesome design. Thin n wide
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