iPhone 6 Might Get Accompanied by Cheaper Companion as Well

January 9, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Its been weeks since rumors have popped up about the upcoming iPhone 6 and it looks like speculations have gained strength somehow. Even the Wall Street Journal has published that there will be a cheaper version of the iPhone 6 as well.

So how is Apple going to achieve it? They are going to replace the aluminum brushing by plastic, similar to the one used by Samsung in their S3, and they are going to lower down the internal specs for delivering the cheapest version of iPhone 6.

Though there is no official confirmation from Apple, these rumors have rooted themselves deeply and it would be real shame if an inexpensive version of the iPhone 6 doesn’t roll out. The tentative release date for iPhone 6 is slated to be around October.


But internal sources from Apple say that they would like to roll out the iPhone 6 as early as possible. For nearly six years, Apple’s sold just one type of iPhones at a time.

The strategy serves the Cupertino phone company well. The last one, iPhone 5, starts at $199 and prices vary depending on storage size; generating more cash than the entirety of Microsoft’s product line.

Now, under pressure from cheaper Android devices, Apple’s looking to attract new customers turned off by high prices. After speaking to “people briefed on the matter,” The Wall Street Journal’s Jessica E. Lessin was the one who reported that a less expensive Apple smartphone, made with a plastic shell instead of the iPhone 5’s aluminum casing, would be available by the end of 2013.

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