Bloomberg: iPhone mini to cost $99 – $149, release at the end of the year



Yesterday resource DigiTimes, published dubious information about iPhone mini. They argue that some Asian suppliers have seen the budget and the size of its iPhone screen is five inches. Hard to believe. As I said, wondering about the technical characteristics can be long, but the budget model iPhone will happen. Today, just three reputable source confirmed that Apple will release iPhone mini in 2013.

Apple Inc. plans to sell a smaller, cheaper version of the iPhone as soon as this year, said a person familiar with the plans, part of a push to gain customers in developing nations.

Apple, which had been working on a more affordable smartphone since at least February 2011, is weighing retail prices of $99 to $149 for a device that would debut in late 2013, at the earliest, according to the person, who asked not to be named because the negotiations are private.

First this information was  published by the Wall Street Journal. Reliable sources said that Apple plans to release the iPhone mini in 2013. Inexpensive smartphone was in the plans since 2010, and in 2011 the company has been experimenting with prototypes budget smartphone. This year, the device should finally be available for sale.

It is believed that Apple will save on the chassis and certain components of the filling. iPhone mini can get polycarbonate body, and some components of the filling he would get from the previous generation “conventional” smartphone. Price of the new device will be half the current model iPhone.

Jeremy Horwitz, editor in chief of iLounge joined to the information issued WSJ. On Twitter, he wrote that the budget model will be, but of no five-inch screen, this is not – smartphone will get the same screen size as the “five”.

The third source of rumors about the iPhone has become a resource budget Bloomberg. They remembered his tweet in 2011 that Apple is working on a new smartphone and reported that Apple will start selling inexpensive iPhone to attract customers in developing countries.

Bloomberg stated that the retail worth of the software can be bewteen $ninety nine – $ 149, and iPhone mini won’t except the tip of 2013. Apple has already had a chat with some of the greatest U.S. carriers to start out promoting finances smartphone. The supply of this data needs to stay nameless.

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