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Topic: iPhone mini

Rumors of low-cost iPhone rekindled as Pegatron said to hire additional 40K workers

05/09/2013, 03:05 am

Taiwanese electronics manufacturer and Apple supplier Pegatron plans to bolster its Chinese workforce by up to 40 percent in the second half of 2013, fueling speculation that low-cost iPhone is on the horizon.


Can Apple afford to go cheaper with new iPhones?

04/20/2013, 11:04 am

Conventional wisdom says Apple both desperately needs a cheaper iPhone model to compete with low end Android and Nokia offerings, while also holding that lower margins would destroy the company's profitability. Its history offers examples of reaching a middle ground.


Development issues may cause later-than-expected debuts of 'iPhone 5S,' low-cost iPhone & next iPad mini

04/11/2013, 11:04 am

The bulk of Apple's 2013 product pipeline will likely launch later than many market watchers expect, according to one insider, due to a variety of complex development challenges associated this year's anticipated iPhones and new iPad mini.


Component may show dual-head vibration motor for Apple's low-cost iPhone

04/11/2013, 07:04 am

A new image that could be the first physical evidence of Apple's low-cost iPhone has surfaced, showing a ribbon cable with a dual-head vibration motor, as well as other components.


Samsung pre-announces earnings, profits surge 53% to $7.7 billion

04/05/2013, 02:04 pm

Apple's main rival Samsung pre-announced its earnings on Friday, revealing that the company had an even stronger-than-expected quarter with operating profits of 8.7 trillion won, or $7.7 billion U.S.


France Telecom CEO says iPhone sales threatened by lack of cheaper option

04/04/2013, 11:04 am

European consumers are cutting back spending in the face of a fragile economy, and the CEO of one telecom says that could signal tough times ahead for Apple's iPhone.


WSJ: Apple to begin 'iPhone 5S' production this quarter, less expensive iPhone coming later this year

04/02/2013, 01:04 pm

Apple plans to begin production of its next flagship iPhone this quarter, while the company also has a new, less expensive model in the works for later this year, according to The Wall Street Journal.


Rumor: Apple to launch cheaper iPhone with plastic casing, non-Retina display this summer

03/22/2013, 07:03 am

Yet another analyst has thrown their hat into the ring, joining others who have heard from sources in Apple's supply chain that the company is gearing up to debut a low-cost iPhone in the coming months..


Rumor: Apple to ship 'iPhone 5S' and more affordable iPhone in August 2013

03/01/2013, 08:03 am

Apple reportedly plans to build a more affordable iPhone model this August alongside launch a new world mode "iPhone 5S" featuring compatibility with China Mobile, the largest carrier in the world.


Rumor: Apple planning $330 polycarbonate iPhone, deferring 4.5" model to 2014 [u]

02/28/2013, 03:02 pm

A new iPhone design with a polycarbonate body similar to Apple's legacy entry-level MacBook may be released at a targeted price of $330, while plans for a next-gen handset with 4.5-inch display have been pushed back to 2014, according to a new report.


Nokia to target emerging markets with new inexpensive Lumia

02/22/2013, 10:02 am

While rumors persist that Apple is planning to launch a low-cost iPhone, Nokia is set to unveil its own inexpensive handset at next week's Mobile World Congress.


Morgan Stanley expects 6% dividend, cheaper 'iPhone mini' after meeting with Apple CFO

02/22/2013, 08:02 am

Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty recently met with Apple Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer, and came away with the impression that Apple will likely increase cash return to shareholders, and potentially release a lower priced iPhone to maintain growth.


Samsung's recent momentum 'begs an answer from Apple,' Barclays says

02/19/2013, 12:02 pm

Samsung's recent successes are an "issue" for Apple that the company must promptly address by expanding the market for the iPhone, one analyst believes.


Reuters: Cheaper iPhone story withdrawn after 'substantial changes' to China report

01/11/2013, 07:01 am

Rumors of a more affordable iPhone for emerging markets took an interesting turn Friday, as the major news organization Reuters opted to rescind a story originally filed, based on comments allegedly made by Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller.


Phil Schiller says Apple would never make a 'cheap' iPhone

01/10/2013, 02:01 pm

When asked about the possibility of a low-cost iPhone, Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller said his company is not interested in making cheap, low-profit products.


Apple would address 65% of smartphone market with low-cost iPhone

01/10/2013, 10:01 am

While Apple currently competes in the high-end smartphone market, a low-cost iPhone would allow the company to address the 65 percent of the market it does not currently serve.


Low-cost iPhone seen generating $6.5B in 2013 revenue for Apple

01/09/2013, 12:01 pm

A rumored contract-free, low-cost iPhone geared toward emerging markets could net Apple $6.5 billion in revenue this year, one analyst believes.