If a recent report from The Wall Street Journal is to be believed, Apple may be planning to release a less-expensive iPhone.
The report states that Apple is working on a “lower-end iPhone” that could launch as soon as later this year. It is speculated that the phone would sport a look similar to that of the standard iPhone, but will have a less-expensive body.
Judging by what Apple did with the iPad mini, Apple might build a smaller iPhone with specs of the last generations flagship model.
A cheaper iPhone seems to be the need of the hour as Apple is facing intense competition from all all fronts from handset manufacturers running Google’s Android OS.
There is a new iphone launched officially in Brazil. But wait, it doesn’t run iOS 6, apple’s latest operating system. In fact it runs android.
The Associated Press reports that Brazilian consumer electronics maker Gradiente has begun marketing a device under the iphone brand after being granted the exclusive right to use the trademark in Brazil through 2018.
The company has apparantly achieved this feat of sorts by filing its application with the Brazilian trademark office long before Cupertino ever released its first smart phone. Gradiente had applied for the mark way back in 2000.
Apple needn’t worry, however, as Gradiente’s iphone is itself not all that revolutionary. The device, which retails for 599 Brazilian Real (around $291/£179) and bears the rather long name “Smartphone linha G Gradiente iphone, modelo Neo One GC 500,” appears to be the same thing as an earlier model that Gradiente marketed simply as the Neo One GC 500.
This coming September, a new iPhone power-driven by A5 processor along with an 8-megapixel camera can be released by Apple. Bloomberg also revealed that Apple is in the process of testing a new version of the iPad powered by higher resolution screen. The resolution will be about one-third higher than that of earlier iPad 2.
According to latest report, Apple Public relation officer are reaching out to selected British Journalist in an effort to convince them to attend the company’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote in early June.
Apple’s iPhone PR team is reportedly reaching out to British journalists to persuade them to attend WWDC, according to ElectricPig. The site sees this an indicator that Apple may be planning to unveil something bigger than just a software update.