It has been widely speculated that Apple will unveil a cheaper iPhone to make inroads in the price sensitive emerging markets. According to some rumors, Apple could launch the cheaper iPhone this year.
Bloomberg is the latest media publication—following DigiTimes and The Wall Street Journal yesterday—to add more grist to the “low-cost iPhone is coming” mill. Bloomberg gives us more tentative availability information (late 2013) as well as an approximate price range for the device ($100-150). These rumors aren’t just getting more frequent, but also more specific which could mean that there is a little more to them than we first considered.
Adobe today formally announced that it would discontinue development of Flash on the mobile browser. In a post on Adobe’s conversations blog titled “Flash to Focus on PC Browsing and Mobile Apps; Adobe to More Aggressively Contribute to HTML5,” Danny Winokur of Adobe, confirmed the news, which was first reported by ZDNet.
Couple of days back, Wall Street Journal reported that Apple is gearing up to launch a thinner and lighter iPhone 5 with an improved 8-megapixel came in the third quarter.
France Telecom CEO Stephane Richard in an interview with AllThing’sD has revealed that Apple was working on a project dubbed “e-SIM project”, which would allow the iPhone to work without any SIM card.
But carriers like France Telecom felt that it was a bad idea as “the SIM card is a critical piece of the security and authentication process”, so Apple is working with them to introduce a smaller SIM card.
Folks at iPhoneDownloadBlog claim that according to their source Apple is working on not one but two iPhone 5 models.
Forbes reports that Bernstein Research analyst Toni Sacconaghi apparently had a meeting with Apple COO Tim Cook, CFO Peter Oppenheimer and VP of Internet Services Eddy Cue last week.
The analyst reports that Apple’s COO suggested that it is “likely to develop lower priced offerings” to expand the iPhone market.