So maybe there wont be a smaller version of Apples iPhone after all.
A Bloomberg report last week quoted two anonymous sources who said Apple was working on a smaller, cheaper version of the iPhone that could further compete with Android-based devices. But a new report from the New York Times refutes the idea of a new iPhone nano,” while confirming that the cheaper” part of the rumor.
It comes from more anonymous sources, who say a smaller iPhone probably wouldnt cost any less to manufacture and might be more challenging for users to operate. The report says the new iPhone will come this summer, which would come as no surprise. Thats typically when Apple releases its iPhone handset upgrades.
The 16GB and 32GB versions of the iPhone 4 sell for $199 and $299, respectively, on the AT&T and Verizon Wireless networks. Many Android-based smartphones are hitting the market at a lower price, giving Apple incentive to reconsider the price of new iPhones. The company recently slashed the price of the third-generation iPhone, the 8GB 3G S, to $49.