We’ve all heard the rumours of Apple’s plans to release a cheaper iPhone in a variety of colours brewing for some time now, but today it seems that these rumours could have some truth in them.
News site, Reuters, has reported that not only will a cheaper, colourful version of the iPhone 5S be produced by the American super-giant, but that Apple will also release iPhones in two larger sizes, one with a 4.7 inch screen and another, a phablet-sized 5.7 inch device. The cheaper iPhone will allegedly be available from just £63, making it one of the cheapest handsets on the market, let alone the cheapest iPhone ever in existence.
This news comes after Apple’s main competitor, Samsung, revealed record-breaking sales for its Samsung Galaxy S4 flagship this month, putting more pressure on Apple to perform. Apple has long been considered the king of the smartphone industry, but with the likes of Samsung releasing new models frequently throughout the year, the Korean company has overtaken Apple in market share.
And while Apple has declined to comment on these latest revelations, CEO of Apple, Tim Cook has hinted that the company is not ruling out larger-screened iPhones in the future.
But for a company that prides itself on offering high quality, high spec and top of the range features, how likely is it that Apple will launch a cheaper device, or indeed copy Samsung’s model of producing a phone in every size?
The company has come under fire in recent years for not keeping up with competition, though it’s clear that Apple will also lose some of its loyal customers is it does make the move to cheaper, more run of the mill mobile phones.
Do you think these are simply rumours, or will Apple really release more iPhones in different colours and sizes? Will it detract from the iPhone 5S? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter and Google+, or log in to post a comment below.
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Written by Charlotte Kertrestel