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RumorTT: WSJ reports Apple could release "less-expensive" iPhone this year - we think they won't

RumorTT: WSJ reporting that Apple could release a "less-expensive" iPhone this year

By Anthony Garreffa on Jan 8, 2013 05:10 pm CST - 0 mins, 46 secs reading time

The Wall Street Journal are reporting that Apple currently have plans to release a cheaper version of the iPhone sometime later this year. As usual, it's according to people briefed on the matter who have said "the cheaper phone could resemble the standard iPhone, with a different, less-expensive body."


WSJ does back up their huge rumor with "Apple could decide not to move forward with the device". I don't think we'll see a "cheaper iPhone", maybe an iPhone mini or a larger device pushing the current- or next-gen iPhone down in price. A cheaper-made iPhone? Wouldn't that take away all of the credit Apple have built over the years for making the best-made smartphones in the world?

I think we should see the current iPhone become $299 to compete with the incredible Nexus 4 at the same price - and then have Apple introduce the iPhone XL at 5 inches. Yes, that's what should happen.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.


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