With Apple’s much talked about September 10 event approaching closer, the number of rumors and speculations on as to what the company would come up with on D day is increasing by the minute. In the midst of all these uncorroborated rumors, we have a reputed publication (The Wall Street Journal) reporting that Apple will indeed introduce two variants of the iPhone during the event. One would of course be the next iPhone while the other would be a cheaper device that would be targeted at folks who do not wish to have all the bells and whistles and would be satisfied with a low end device – albeit with a half bitten Apple logo behind it.
The report says that Apple has asked its supplier Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. to start shipping both the variants of the iPhone models starting next month. This also means that both the devices should arrive immediately on sale after the announcement happens. Anyway, all this point towards the clear possibility of the low end iPhone being not mythical creature after all.
As for the main iPhone, it is expected that the iPhone 5S (as it might be called) would just an incremental update over the current iPhone. The low end iPhone might be called the iPhone 5C (doesn’t that sound very ungainly?) according to the report. This variant of he iPhone would be made available in various color options and would also get a plastic back.
The possibility of a stripped down, cheaper iPhone has been discussed many times in the past as well – during almost every new iPhone launch. Would Apple finally release this much demanded, sought after affordable variant of the iPhone this time round? This would be a much needed boost against the increasing dominance of Google’s Android platform which is continuously eating up into Apple’s global market share with utter impunity.
Let’s all wait and watch what happens on September 10!