Budget Iphone

Plastic iPhone shell shows up again, goes side by side with current products

The alleged low-cost, plastic iPhone continues to be a thing, and well known YouTuber DetroitBORG has managed to obtain one of the shells we've seen so many leaked images of already. While it is only the shell, DetroitBORG – otherwise known as Michael Kukielka – compares it to the iPod touch, iPhone 5, iPhone 4/4S and the iPhone 3GS.

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The less expensive iPhone

Rumors of a less expensive iPhone, in one form or another, certainly aren't new. Rumors follow want. We want iPhones, the less expensive iPhones are the more of them we can have an more often we can have them. Apple knows that too. The original iPhone was Ballmer-laugh inducing expensive, and Apple and Steve Jobs adjusted the price down, and then changed course to a subsidized model for the iPhone 3G starting at only $199. The next year, when Apple introduced the the iPhone 3GS, they kept a lower-capacity version of the iPhone 3G around, starting at only $99. In 2010, when Apple introduced the iPhone 4, the iPhone 3GS went to $99. And in 2011, when Apple introduced the iPhone 4S, the iPhone 4 became the $99 iPhone, and the iPhone 3GS was positioned at $0 on contract. With the 2012 introduction of the iPhone 5, the iPhone 4 has become to $0 iPhone.

It's not difficult to imagine a second line of thinking at Apple, one where they also tossed around the idea of secondary line of iPhones, designed to be less expensive from the start. Rumors of that "budget iPhone" or "iPhone nano" have been around every bit as long. But if that was the case, if Apple has such a device in the planning stages for 2010 or even earlier, they chose not to go that way, not to introduce more than one new model a year. At least not then...

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iPhone 3GS now available for $180 on Aircel India, and what that tells us about the budget iPhone future

The iPhone 3GS is now being offered, unlocked, for the equivalent of US$180 on India's Aircel network, provided customers sign up for minimum $55/year unlimited, post-paid data plan. That makes for a TCO (total cost of ownership) of only US$235, something far, far lower than the thousands of dollars typically required over the course of 2-year American cellular contract. Matthew Panzarino of the The Next Web reports:

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Does Apple need to make a cheap iPhone?

Once upon a time pundits proclaimed that Apple simply had to make a netbook, or low cost, low margin laptops from competitors would destroy them in the PC marketplace. More recently, they said Apple just had to make a discounted iPad or cheap, content-subsidized (in theory) tablets from Amazon would quickly overtake them. Today, and not for the first time, the call is coming for Apple to make a cheap pay-as-you-go iPhone to compete with the bargain basement Android offerings taking financially savaged parts of Europe by storm.

But Apple doesn't do cheap.

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Budget iPhone photos leak?

We've been hearing about the iPhone nano, aka the budget iPhone, for a while now and Vietnamese set Tinhte might finally have scored a prototype.

3 pictures below are photographs handset is said to be the next version of iPhone 4 from a very reliable source. Really hard to convince you to believe this because it is exactly like the iPhone 4 white appearance. Some other information that you want to transfer to you is that this machine seems to run faster than the iPhone 4, lighter weight and two glass front and back seem to have been replaced by two plastic sheets, type of sensation and cry other than the iPhone 4. According to information leakage, predictable from the English website, the more likely Apple will introduce the iPhone 4s (cheap version) and the iPhone 5 next month. And it looks like the iPhone that you see below is the iPhone 4s.

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