In a report contradicting the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg news agency, it was mentioned that the next iPhone may be less expensive but its size will stay the same.
During the final couple of days, reports have been issued that stated that Apple is operating on a smaller version of the iPhone. The device, it said, will not include the renowned home button, and will be smaller sized than the current iPhone and cheaper. Even so, in a report by the New York Time, it stated the device that both the Journal and Bloomberg reported about is not real.
The Times that quotes sourced that have been briefed with regards to the future plans of Apple and requested to stay anonymous, claims that Apple is functioning full steam ahead on the next iPhone version that is anticipated to be the very same size as the current iPhone. The present screen size (three.five inch) and size remained the same because the launch of the very first model in 2007. Sources told the Instances that the company isnt planning on introducing a smaller iPhone in the near future.
The report also stated that the reason that a mini iPhone is not on Apples agenda is that the price of manufacturing such as device will not necessarily be more affordable and that this means developers will be forced to make adjustments to their App Retailer applications similarly to the approach the iPad requires. The Times quotes Apple CEO, Steve Jobs, who mentioned in the past that one particular of Apples greatest advantages is that unlike the Android it is not fragmented.
An Apple exec is quoted saying that manufacturing additional iPhone models is not logical and that the company will continue its policy to minimize rates of the older versions when a new device is released. Thus for instance, the iPhone 3GS that was released in 2009 was sold in the US for $ 49 with a two year commitment. Till the launch of the iPhone 3GS the device was sold for $ 199 like the iPhone 4 these days.
Some of the rumors had been validated
Even although the NY Instances refutes the reports about the mini iPhone, it mentioned that the next device that will be released in the summer season will be cheaper than its predecessor due to lowering manufacturing expenses by changing internal components. The firm, it was also stated, is functioning on a free version of MobileMe. MobileMe makes it possible for synchronizing files, contacts, emails, calendar and a lot more and charges $ 100 per year. The Occasions corroborates reports and rumors according to which Apple will let synchronization with iTunes media with out a USB cable. In addition, a source in Apple states that if most of the iPhone information is stored through cloud, the company will be in a position to make models with much less storage space 1 of the factors to the iPhones higher costs.
The report is signed with a reference to the report by the Journal, according to which the mini iPhones serial quantity, N97, is in face the iPhones serial number on Verizon. Apple has recently issued a CDMA version of its smartphone and marketed it by way of the American network. According to reports in the final handful of days, Verizon sales are not living up to the provider and Apples expectations.