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    News - Supply chain indicates Apple to release two new iPhone models

    Launch will probably be in Q3 2013.
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    Re: News - Supply chain indicates Apple to release two new iPhone models

    oh dear - first a 7" tablet that was mocked as being too small, and now a low cost iPhone, something they didn't want to do before either...
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    Re: News - Supply chain indicates Apple to release two new iPhone models

    Hmmm. It'll be interesting to see Apple's interpretation of " lower cost " .... which I note didn't say "low" cost. I wonder if it'll be a bit like a lower cost Rolex, that is, cheap for a Rolex but still more than a large majority will pay for a watch?

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    Re: News - Supply chain indicates Apple to release two new iPhone models

    Same thoughts crossed my mind. Must admit it does make sense to make a lower cost version but I reckon it will still be out of reach of many. I'm seeing many people migrating away from Apple and it's associated problems/advantages
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    Re: News - Supply chain indicates Apple to release two new iPhone models

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    Hmmm. It'll be interesting to see Apple's interpretation of " lower cost " .... which I note didn't say "low" cost. I wonder if it'll be a bit like a lower cost Rolex, that is, cheap for a Rolex but still more than a large majority will pay for a watch?
    Well they had the iPad mini, this ground has been trodden before.

    However, unlike the iPad, the iPhone changed design noticeable from afar with the 3-4-5 jumps. Apple were always selling the latest revision to the major version behind the major version. When the 4 was launched, cheap 3S, when the 4S was launched, cheap 3S, when the 5, cheap 4S.

    This meant that they offered a lower priced entry point, but it was fashionably less desirable. Pretty clever! The iPad never had such design changes that someone could tell at a glance that you're a poor street urchin, not rocking the latest model. I think this was why, despite the high margins, they never priced previous versions low.
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    Re: News - Supply chain indicates Apple to release two new iPhone models

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    Well they had the iPad mini, this ground has been trodden before.

    However, unlike the iPad, the iPhone changed design noticeable from afar with the 3-4-5 jumps. Apple were always selling the latest revision to the major version behind the major version. When the 4 was launched, cheap 3S, when the 4S was launched, cheap 3S, when the 5, cheap 4S.

    This meant that they offered a lower priced entry point, but it was fashionably less desirable. Pretty clever! The iPad never had such design changes that someone could tell at a glance that you're a poor street urchin, not rocking the latest model. I think this was why, despite the high margins, they never priced previous versions low.
    And whilst Steve was in charge he rubbished 7" tablets and said there was no need for a cheaper iPhone or one bigger than 3.5". These "statements" are all gone now and this is another example of how Apple is chasing dollars. Many suppliers are trying to move away from Apple, Foxconn for example as their huge amounts for tiny prices paid to them is hurting them now. Share price is staying low and they need a boost, something a cheaper iPhone will give them
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    Re: News - Supply chain indicates Apple to release two new iPhone models

    'Steve' was also against having 3rd party applications on the phone.
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    Re: News - Supply chain indicates Apple to release two new iPhone models

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    And whilst Steve was in charge he rubbished 7" tablets and said there was no need for a cheaper iPhone or one bigger than 3.5". These "statements" are all gone now and this is another example of how Apple is chasing dollars.
    That, or The Great And Powerful Jobs might have been wrong.

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    Re: News - Supply chain indicates Apple to release two new iPhone models

    Quote Originally Posted by edzieba View Post
    That, or The Great And Powerful Jobs might have been wrong.
    Burn that heretic quick!
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