Budget iPhone imminent?
The one thing that really terrifies Apple devotees, is that their gadgets will become less exclusive, losing their 'reassuringly expensive' pricetags and being items that anyone can buy.
And that may well be happening as it seems Apple are going to build and sell a cheap iPhone.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple have been looking at a lower-end iPhone, with the aluminium casing of the iPhone 5 put to one side in favour of a cheaper polycarbonate exterior. Of course, if you want to be snobby about it, you can still hoot about what your phone is made of, just like the snobs in the mid-eighties who would coo about which Coca Cola yo-yo they'd got their hands on.
Like the iPad mini, the cheaper iPhone would reuse bits of older handsets and aim it at developing mobile markets. It seems this move is a bid to get Apple a proper foothold in China, where Samsung is the more popular brand.
It is likely that it'll end up getting shipped all over the world, after all, Apple is a sought after brand. But will this price drop lose Apple cool points with fans?