iPod touch Low cost iPod touch signaling low cost iPhone?

chanman

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Original poster
May 25, 2013
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Arkansas, United States
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.
 
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raccoonboy

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Oct 22, 2012
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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.
 

617aircav

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Jul 2, 2012
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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, $329 off contract.
Lol at the thought of a sub $400 iPhone.
 

paulbennett95

macrumors 6502a
Aug 30, 2012
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Long Island, NY
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.
 

gnasher729

macrumors P6
Nov 25, 2005
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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.
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.