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Apple plans to prune iPhone 3GS price

Budget oldie to tackle low-end Androids?

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The iPhone 3GS is set to drop in price this summer, as Apple attempts to broaden its share of the mobile market by offering a smartphone for folk on a budget.

"Reliable" sources broke the news to BGR which says Apple's preparationg of a low cost iPhone is as simple as bringing down the price of the 2009's 3GS.

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Then with the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 - or iPhone 4S; even reliable sources still seem not to know which - covering other pricing levels, Apple will have a full range of iDevices in every pricing bracket and can begin battling Android's dominance of the lower reaches of the smartphone biz.

If the mole is to be believed, the handset will retail for no more than $350 (£218) contract-free. In the UK, the 3GS is currently £428 Sim-free. An announcement is expected late-August. ®

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