Rumor: Apple readying a cheaper, 8GB iPhone 4

By Shawn Knight · 7 replies
Aug 23, 2011
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  1. Apple could very well be building a cheaper, 8GB version of the iPhone 4 to launch alongside the next-generation iPhone. The latest from the perpetual rumor mill suggests that both…

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  2. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51

    I wonder how long Apple will ride the iPhone.

    iPhone 10 maybe?...With the amount of money they're reeming from people, It wouldn't surprise me.
  3. 1977TA

    1977TA TS Rookie Posts: 89

    I'm assuming as long as they are still making a profit we are going see a iPhone1,000,000,000 one day.
  4. Still over priced, still fragile and STILL Apple... 3 strikes yer out. The i-phone phenomena made me a Cell phone luddite.
  5. howzz1854

    howzz1854 TS Evangelist Posts: 611   +94

    all that effort still won't make much difference when the wireless industry is so monopolized. lack of wireless plan choices forcing consumers to shell out hundreds dollars a month is by no means affordable or economical.
  6. "Still over priced, still fragile and STILL Apple... 3 strikes yer out. The i-phone phenomena made me a Cell phone luddite."

    Can you please explain how the iPhone is overpriced?

    At $199, it's directly comparable to Android. You will get free text messaging with iMessage, saving you $20 a month. The iPhone and Android phones are the only viable alternatives on the market. Also, if you don't want to pay $200 for an iPhone, you will be able to get the iPhone 4 for $99 with a contract.

    Secondly, it's a device that works really well for multimedia, whether it's videos, or music. This basically makes getting a separate dedicated mp3 player irrelevant. For many people living in large metropolitan centres who take public transit, the multimedia aspects are critical when you are on the train/subway for 30 min - 1 hour to work each way x 250 days a year.

    Finally, with Amazon, you can tradein your iPhone for a gift card in 12-24 months, etc. recouping some of that $199 initial outlay.

    Outside of Samsung Galaxy S2 and other top-of-the line Android smartphones, can you tell me of a better phone for $199 + 2 year contract because I'd love to know. And sorry a BlackBerry is a dinosaur.
  7. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    Whatever its critics say, there's no denying that Apple is on a roll. I guess there is no such thing as selling too many iPhones.
  8. Currently iPhone 4 is priced at USD 750, here in INDONESIA
    Pricing is subjective to "Government" - Extreme Fatty Taxes.

    Certainly, pricing is not the issue with some territories:

    ... "What is the Commerce Benefits ?"
    ... "Does Carriers of the regions provide bandwidth ?"
    ... "Are the Services for Users Trusted ?"

    Smartphone is all about Service, Commerce, Benefits !

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