Analyst: Apple Will Launch iPhone 5S And Low-cost iPhone In June/July

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The rumors of the low-cost or budget iPhone refuse to die down. RBC Capital Markets analyst Amit Daryanani has released a new research report, which predicts that Apple will launch both iPhone 5S and a low-cost iPhone in June or July.

Daryanani has based his research report on supply chain checks.

Daryanani claims that the low-cost iPhone will come with a 4-inch display, but will have a plastic casing and no retina display.

Our supply-chain checks indicate that AAPL is working to launch multiple new phones in the June/July time-frame this year. Specifically, AAPL will launch the iPhone5s and a more affordable but lower-end iPhone at the same time, in either late CYQ2 or early Q3. The low-end iPhone will have the same 4″ form factor as the iPhone5 but will have plastic casing and no retina display. With a lower price-point, AAPL will be able to target a growing and important part of the Smartphone market (sub-$400 price-band).

While we’ve heard about the possibility of the budget iPhone coming in a plastic casing to keep the costs down, it’s the first time we’re hearing the possibility of the phone coming with a non-Retina Display. As Eric Slivka of MacRumors rightly points out, it was only yesterday that Apple informed developers that apps that don’t support Retina Display will be rejected from May 1st, so it seems very unlikely that Apple will launch an iPhone without Retina Display.

According to rumors, the factory unlocked budget iPhone is expected to be priced at $250-$350.

Meanwhile, the next generation iPhone, which has been dubbed iPhone 5S, is expected to look like the iPhone 5 but come with improved internals such as Apple’s faster A series chip, improved camera etc.

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  • key

    budget iPhone = Obama phone….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=644444303 Lynne B Reno

    @Key you mean Reagan phone, don’t you? That’s who started the program, and Bush expanded it..too bad you can’t nail that one on the ‘black guy’ huh?

    • http://www.facebook.com/THExREALxTACO Jeremy Taco Patterson

      Yeah, because it makes sense to assume everything is race related.

      And there is a difference in the programs Reagan started and the ones in place today: Reagan started them as AID for those in need who couldnt find work. Today, they are GIFTS for those who don’t WANT to work.

  • Necter B.

    Well, Darryannani is wrong. He is wrong because apple just released a memo stating that developers have until May 1st to stop making apps that do not support retina display etc. so how can he claim now that Apple will be making low cost IPhone that does not support retina display? I’ll take this article with a grain of salt.

    • http://www.iphonehacks.com iPhoneHacks

      Agreed, that’s what I said in the article.

      • Necter B.

        Oh yes, Mod. u said it even more clearly in the article. I rephrase that Darryannani’s claim should be taken with a grain of salt or no salt at all as it is too salty to be palatable in fact.

    • Only Me

      I see what you are saying dude, but what apple are saying is dont release an app that doesn’t support retina display, apple didn’t say to the devs too stop making apps for lower resolution, so in theory the cheap iphone can still come with a 4″ display and still not be retina.

      • Necter B

        Well, I see where u r going with ur point. But here is a quote from d above article, “As Eric Slivka of MacRumors rightly points out, it was only yesterday that Apple informed developers that apps that don’t support Retina Display will be rejected from May 1st…”
        So with such a statement, would apple be making a cheap iPhone that doesn’t use apps? Cos apparently Apple will reject any app without retina display capability. And it won’t make sense making an iPhone with 4″ display, rejecting apps with retina display, or making an iPhone that doesn’t use apps. C’mon. That’s gonna be a huge loss in revenue and yet a loss in all. Apple won’t evn make such a cheap iPhone w/out retina display support.

      • Necter B

        In addition, here’s what Darryannani is quoted as reporting “Daryanani claims that the low-cost iPhone will come with a 4-inch display, but will have a plastic casing and no retina display.” And this is also what u r saying in ur reply above. But the question remains: how can apple reject apps that do not support retina display from May 1st, and still make a cheap iPhone w/out Retina Display?

  • http://www.yepi-yepi.com/ Yepi Friv

    I think it will be not different comparing with iPhone5