According to the Wall Street Journal working Apple on a cheap version of the iPhone, which should become the sales hit particularly in emerging markets. Possibly, the Smartphone has a 5-inch display.
The iPhone is one of the most popular smartphones in the world, the current version Apple iPhone 5 broke again new sales records. But not everyone can afford a Smartphone, which will cost almost 700 euros in the simplest version. Therefore, Apple working on a cheap version of the device, which could appear in the second half of this Jahrers according to media reports.
As the Wall Street Journal reported, budget-iPhone could resemble externally the standard iPhone. A measure could be to make housing cheaper polycarbonate. When the iPhone 5 an aluminium housing is used. Other components could be the same of the iPhone 5 or come from older models. Even if it could be called “iPhone mini”, to even have a larger display of the device according to DIGITIMES, may even go to screens in the 5-inch range, and the current trend towards ever larger. As the portal further writes, could a low-budget dual- or quad-core processor of the new Qualcomm’s Snapdragon series are used.
The Apple iPhone mini could come into China and emerging on the market where operators do not contribute to make affordable the Smartphone. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster expects that a cheap iPhone at a lower selling price, Apple’s profit would not affect because new customers could be attracted.
Apple needs to respond
With the Apple iPad mini, the manufacturer has can land already a bestseller. Budget-iPad is small and low bürgerkrieg up and with a slightly slower processor than the Apple iPad 4 equipped, but otherwise has the same features as its big brother.
Apple had to finally accept some losses on the stock market, the stock by 25% has fallen since September. Strong competition, notably market leader Samsung, who ran a profit of EUR 6.3 billion in the 4th quarter, could make Californians legs and they think about new sales strategies let.
What do you think can score with an iPhone mini Apple? Would as a Smartphone interest you?