Just a thought.... WHAT IF Apple, as a way to keep costs low, releases this thing with largely the same components as the iPhone 5 EXCEPT for the chip(s) for cellular data? Think about it...what better way to keep costs low on a budget iPhone than to eliminate a data plan? It would obviously still pack a cellular radio for making calls, but what if everything that required data would have to be done via WiFi? Basically an iPod Touch that can make phone calls. Eliminating chips for cellular data would surely keep manufacturing costs lower, and able to keep the device competitively priced. It would also make the device less expensive to own over time, as customers would only need to pay monthly for voice/texts and not expensive data plans. Look at what Apple did with the 16GB iPod Touch earlier this year...same build as the current iPod Touch, except took starting point from 32GB to 16GB and omitted the main/rear camera sensor, only including the FaceTime camera. So it had all the functionality of the iPod Touch EXCEPT for taking pics/video and the price point is $70 less than the regular iPod Touch. Given that, I think it can be viewed as potential writing on the wall, as far as ways in which Apple can cut costs on their products, by omitting certain features & functionality, yet still put out a quality product. So, if Apple omitted the cellular data chip from the iPhone 5C, that would obviously lower the cost of the device itself AND would further reduce pricing by eliminating data plans. Apple has to be thinking about how many potential customers who WANT iPhones don't buy them because of not wanting to take on a data plan? Lots of customers are around WiFi all day and don't feel they need cellular data, and with the data rates and caps nowadays, owning an iPhone can get quite expensive. Releasing an iPhone that has similar specs to an iPhone 5, but negates a need for cellular data, could be a way for Apple to reach those customers. Other components which could be considered too could include the chip (A5 instead of A6) and the camera (5MP instead of 8MP) which would even then still keep components on par with the current iPod Touch - which I don't see them updating at all - and the iPad Mini. Is something like this plausible? Would Apple consider putting out a product called iPhone that does not have a chip for cellular data and is for calls and requires WiFi for data? Doing so would surely differentiate the "iPhone 5C" from the current iPhone 5 and the upcoming iPhone 5S. Then Apple could also comfortably eliminate the 4/4S, so as to not have fragmentation with respect to screen size and connector type, since this would bring all current iPhone/iPod Touch models to 4" screen and lightning connector. It would also give Apple a simple 3-tier line up of iPhones with the 5C/5/5S.