Technology giant Apple is reportedly developing a unique, cheaper iPhone for release later this year, based on the Wall Street Journal.
Apple hasn’t confirmed the program, yet the Journal reported which the Cupertino-based business is searching at producing a less-expensive iPhone utilizing a cheaper body, perhaps created from polycarbonate plastic rather of the aluminium case utilized for the iPhone 5. The report furthermore speculates which the rest of the telephone may be prepared up of recycled components from elder iPhone models.
It will be a main shift for the organization, that has traditionally available just 1 new model to the marketplace with every update, yet comes following Apple’s smartphone marketplace share started shrinking throughout the last several years with all the rise of Android. Although, the newest report from Kantar Worldpanel Comtech showed which inside the 4 months to November 25th, Apple picked up 53.3 % of US smartphone sales found on the back of the iPhone 5. The numbers weren’t thus wise for Apple inside Australia, with 35.9 % inside for iOS plus 58 % for Android inside the same period.
The iPhone 5 currently retails inside Australia from AU$ 799.
A cheaper iPhone might come close to a year following Apple changed tact found on the iPad; releasing an iPad Mini (beginning at AU$ 369) to complement the greater, higher priced iPad which begins at AU$ 539.
The report comes when Apple CEO Tim Cook is within China, for factors not yet explained by the business, though it is very rumoured which he is seeking to expand Apple’s retail presence plus iPhone 5 supply inside the nation.