Friday, 11 February 2011

Apple Inc. are now in the process of making cheaper lower spec iPhones to try adn ward off the big Android take over by Google Inc. One version of the new iPhones will be a little bit smaller and cheaper than the most recent iPhone (iPhone4) which will apparently open them to the wider market compared to Android.

“Instead of targeting 25 percent of the global mobile- phone market, Apple would be going after 100 percent,”

In the recent 4th quarter of the global smartphone market, Google's shares have more than tripled to 32.9% which completely eclipses the market share Apple has which is around 16%. Also since Nokia and Microsoft have gotten into the smartphone rat race, it has put Apple in much more of a pickle!

Apple have said that they will sell the new cheaper iPhones at around £125/$200 which is a big downsize compared to the £500/$700 iPhones on sale at them moment. They are also releasing these new phones without the annoying 2 year fixed contract. So it's pay as you go all the way!

Apparently the new prototype was about a 3rd smaller than the iPhone 4 and had no home button on the model. Although these new iPhones will be a lot cheaper according to Apple the components will be similar to those on the latest iPhone as by the time they are released the technology will be a little cheaper and the new iPhones will have much better specs.

Also with Apple trying to make the iOS more versatile it might be a steady contender to the Google Android OS.



iPhone Concept art. Could be the next iPhone 4G2?

11 comments:

Gadget team said...

Apple only pays 5 dollar per iPhone to some Chinese people, bastards!

Sam said...

They pay each worker who assembles an iPhone 4 $1.30! it's disgusting!

The Smith said...

Nice to see some progession within the company away from the elitist market they have at the moment

MichellAnderson said...

I love your work!

Josh said...

Labor costs are an outrage

PimpGangsterMedley said...

I really dislike having to develop for iPhones...but you can't beat cheap labor!

Jason said...

I don't like apple.

Eve Blog said...

Cant ever see the price coming down to be honest. Newer model = god tier, Older model = other.

Its the "Apple Way".

Sieger said...

that new phone looks sexy, and i am still rocking the 3GS sooo...upgrade

erics said...

i'm surprised they only just recently thought of this strategy. iphones are way overpriced.

ilir said...

Interesting, although I'm extremely happy with Android OS and will never pay more for less customization and an Apple logo.

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