Budget iPhone

Woman spends $1337 on two iPhones, ends up getting some deliciously expensive apples

Woman spends $1337 on two iPhones, ends up getting some deliciously expensive apples

An Australian woman who isn’t named, probably in order to save herself from embarrassment, placed an ad online saying she would like to buy a pair of iPhones. Sounds perfectly normal, right? Someone replied, the two parties agreed to meet in a public place, money changed hands, and then the shit hit the fan.

New Videos of Partially Assembled iPad 5 and iPhone 5C

New Videos of Partially Assembled iPad 5 and iPhone 5C

We’ve been hearing that iPad 5 will feature an iPad mini like design with the thinner bezels at the side in portrait mode, 33% thinner and 25% lighter than the current generation iPad.

The alleged photo of the iPad 5 rear shell that leaked earlier in the week, seemed to confirm those rumors.

Rumor: Low-cost ‘iPhone 5C’ to have 8-megapixel camera

Rumor: Low-cost ‘iPhone 5C’ to have 8-megapixel camera

The low-cost iPhone, potentially dubbed the “iPhone 5C,” is now rumored to sport an 8-megapixel camera akin to that of the iPhone 5. The report comes from Chinese site IT168 and is coupled with a photo of the sensor embedded above.

Tim Cook visits China to discuss low-cost iPhone with Carriers?

Tim Cook visits China to discuss low-cost iPhone with Carriers?

According to Chinese website, iFeng.com (via MacRumors), Apple’s CEO Tim Cook visited China recently.

The report speculates that Cook may have visited the country to discuss the decline in year-on-year revenue in the last quarter. Apple had reported a surprise drop of 14% in revenue in China.

iPhone 5C case spotted on Amazon

iPhone 5C case spotted on Amazon

The “budget” iPhone. The “cheap” iPhone. The “iPhone 5C”. Whatever you want to call it, we all know that Apple is going to launch an affordable version of their highly popular mobile phone this year. What we don’t know is when, what the specs are, and how much it’s going to cost. Thanks to a listing on Amazon, however, we might have a better idea as to when the 5C will actually be released.

Cheap plastic iPhone confirmed by Pegatron employee

Cheap plastic iPhone confirmed by Pegatron employee

China Labor Watch, a New York based non-profit, recently published a first-hand report about working conditions at Pegatron, who is one of Apple’s suppliers. The report highlights safety and environmental violations, along with instances of worker pay being withheld, but it also confirms Apple’s cheaper plastic iPhone.

Leaked Photo of Low-cost ‘iPhone 5C’ packaging?

Leaked Photo of Low-cost ‘iPhone 5C’ packaging?

Apple has been widely rumored to launch a low-cost or budget iPhone with a plastic rear shell alongside iPhone 5S.

We’ve already seen several photos and videos of rear shell of the plastic iPhone, and what appeared to be a fully-assembled plastic iPhone.

Leaked Photo of Fully Assembled Budget iPhone?

Leaked Photo of Fully Assembled Budget iPhone?

MacRumors (via iPhone5Skopen) point us to a photo posted on Chinese microblogging site Weibo, which appears to show the rear of fully assembled low-cost iPhone, which has been dubbed iPhone Lite. 

IDC: Apple is losing market share

IDC: Apple is losing market share

Analyst firms are a dime a dozen, but there are some that you can’t ignore: Gartner, Strategy Analytics, and IDC. That last bunch of bean counters, they just published their findings on the Q2 2013 smartphone market. And the results, if you’re an Apple fan, aren’t pretty. This time last year, Apple controlled 16.6% of the market. Today, that’s fallen to 13.1%. Now yes, iPhone sales are up 20% compared to Q2 2012, but the smartphone market grew by 52.3% during the same time.

Apple to discontinue iPhone 5 with the launch of iPhone 5S and Budget iPhone?

Apple to discontinue iPhone 5 with the launch of iPhone 5S and Budget iPhone?

It is widely speculated that Apple will launch a cheaper or budget iPhone alongside the iPhone 5S later this year.

We’ve been assuming that Apple will price it in the $250 – $350 price range to reduce the entry barrier of owning an iPhone.