iRumours: Flash sources point to cheap iPhone 4. Or 5
A Korean company is apparently manufacturing a Flash drive for an 8GB version of the Apple iPhone 4, according to sources interviewed by Reuters.
The two people familiar with the matter declined to be identified "because the information has not been made public", but claimed the new iPhone is expected to launch within weeks.
A smaller Flash drive would make a cheaper iPhone, something that could appeal not only to developing markets, but also quite possibly to recession-squeezed Western consumers.
Apple is traditionally extremely close-mouthed about any of its developments, preferring to drip-feed leaks, rumours and conjecture in order to whip its fans into a frenzy of non-specific longing.
However flimsy this latest rumour, it seems likely that something is going on over at the Cupertino HQ, since it arrives hot on the heels of a rumour from Japanese website Macotakara that an all-new Mac will arrive this year, as the Reg reported yesterday.
As if that weren't enough, today's sources also said that Apple is targeting an end-September launch for the iPhone 5, backing up similar rumours that have been circulating on tech sites for some time now.
The new iPhone will have a bigger touchscreen, a better antenna and an 8Mp camera, one of the moles told Reuters, and manufacturers have been told to prepare production capacity for up to 45 million units altogether. ®
No, one can use the same two cheeks one would for any other Apple product.
and what exactly is wrong with
'gimping' the pictures instead?!?
Gimp my pics! Gimp my pics!
Bigger screen, you say?
A bigger screen means that apple doesn't need to 'shop' pictures it submits to the European courts... :)
I doubt it
It's not really in Apples nature to sell cheap. Even their crappiest Mac is way overpriced. I think they are happy to sell lower amounts at premium price than higher amounts at bargain price. It's certainly worked for them so far so why would they bother changing their strategy. I'm sure there are still quite a few suckers they can rope in yet.
It'll be like last time then...
As soon as the 16GB iPhone 4 came out it was suddenly impossible to find a 16GB 3GS anywhere. Probably find the 16GB iPhone 4 will vanish and anyone wanting some decent space will have no choice but to fork out for the newest iPhone.