Low cost iPod touch signaling low cost iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by chanman, May 30, 2013.

  1. chanman, May 30, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2013

    chanman macrumors newbie

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    Today, Apple made a sudden announcement that the ipod touch 5th gen line. Unlike in the past lower capacity models, the 16 GB 5 is also missing a few other features from the higher end model, like the back camera. Apple isnt releasing a 16 GB ipod touch 5, they are releasing a low cost ipod touch. With this, does it seem more likely that apple will release a low cost iphone?

    my prediction for iphone 5s vs low cost iPhone

    iphone 5s
    quad core a7
    2GB ram
    quad core graphics
    13 MP Camera w/ dual LED flash and 2.2 Aperature
    Stereo HD speakers-especially with TMO and ATT HD voice
    Same PPI ~326 PPI
    A few software exclusive features
    A new hardware feature only on iphone 5s ex fingerprint tech. nfc etc.
    Support for LTE advanced
    1600 mAh
    32 GB standard $199, 64 GB $299, 128 GB $399

    Low cost iPhone
    higher clocked A5 chip
    1GB Ram
    tri core graphics
    8 mp camera w single led flash and 2.4 aperture
    stereo speakers
    a few software exclusive features of iphone 5s
    lower cost frame, like ipod touch 5
    essentially, all internals of iphone 5 with a new body and better compatibility with ios 7
    battery: 1600 mAh
    Definitely HSPA+ 42, possibly LTE
    price:
    16 GB free on contract, free on TMO +$12 a month, $449 off contract.
     
  2. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

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    I dont think it signal anything. Maybe Ipod touch 5 is finding it harder to sell since the release of ipad mini. Cook is master at supply chain so maybe there is left over components to make the touch 5 which he can't return to suppliers so there goes the 16GB without camera. The isight 5mp might not allow them to price at 229 without significant margin.

    Well, Jobs wouldn't do anything silly like this to jeopardize the brand image but he is gone so.. as apple stock value.
     
  3. 617aircav Suspended

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    Lol at the thought of a sub $400 iPhone.
     
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    quite possible that a low cost iPhone would only be sold in developing countries, not in the U.S. or EU, or Canada.
     
  5. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000

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    Nah, I think they made the low cost 5th gen because the 4th gen was selling to many.
     
  6. paulbennett95 macrumors 6502a

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    The specs and price for the low-cost iPhone don't match up!

    Way too good to be sold for <$400, ESPECIALLY since it's an Apple device.

    Maybe an Android, but an iPhone with those specs wouldn't sell for that low.
     
  7. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    In the USA, most of the cost is not the phone but the contract. What good is reducing the price of the phone from $600 to $300 if you pay $100 a month for the contract? In the UK, if you buy an iPhone 5 with 24 month contract, 2/3rds of the cost is for the phone, 1/3rd for the service. A cheaper phone would make a _huge_ difference to the cost.
     

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