Apple working on cheap iPhone and iPad2

11 February 2011

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While Apple naysayers have a million reasons to hate the company, generally, most people don't like iPhones because they're too expensive.

So with that, it has been reported that Apple are working on a smaller, cheaper version of the device in an attempt to squash the challenge from rival Android handsets.

This nano version would retail somewhere in the region of £125.

Apple plans to cut costs by resusing components, including the processor from the iPhone 4. Of course, Apple have already started work on the iPhone 5, which is probably going to sing, dance and make you a brew in the morning.

There's also going to be a new iPad, which apparently will be thinner and lighter than the first version. It'll also have a camera on the front, more memory and a superior graphics processor. It looks likely that the new iPad will be on the market around Easter time.

So there you have it. Thrilling and totally expected news from Camp Apple.

TOPICS:   Technology   Mobile   Gadgets   Freebies


  • Alexis
    You can a proper iPhone for £99 from 3.
  • Tom P.
    @ Alexis...thats on a contract, Mof is on about a PAYG or SIM free for £125
  • The B.
    "You can a proper iPhone for £99 from 3." Umm, errr, nope, no idea. "Apple are working on a smaller, cheaper version of the device in an attempt to squash the challenge from rival Android handsets." Wouldn't they be better off getting their OS up to scratch and slinging some decent hardware under the bonnet?
  • Phil
    I'll believe it when I see it. It they do sell something that makes calls for £125 it will probably have no screen or something else important missing. Apple don't do cheap and cheerful - Just expensive or missing necessary features!
  • hippy
    "Just expensive or missing necessary features!" More like, Expensive AND missing necessary features. apple and cheap do not go together, whatever they can do and sell for £125 some other company can make and sell something of equal if not a little bit better for £100, only missing the usual half eaten apple logo.
  • ridiculous
    "Apple plans to cut costs by resusing components..." Resusing isn't a word. What is the story?
  • which m.
    Interesting idea, but I think the appeal of iPhone is the fact that it is seen as a premium product.
  • Me
    Apple may well believe their own bullshit on this "cheap phone" malarkey but once they make it, they will decide its far too beautiful, wank themselves off over it and then decide its far too nice to only charge £125 for and decide to charge £3000 for it instead.
  • Noghar
    This is rumour and bs. The fact that the iPhone is so expensive is one of its selling points. Apple have never gone downmarket to compete on price, and they've risen from basically nowhere to like the 3rd biggest computer firm in the world. Why would they change now? To scrabble for pennies with the fragmented Android market? They're going to sit back and cackle while Mokria and Google scratch each other's eyes out. Their little MacBook Air is the nearest thing Apple has to a netbook, and it's like £1000, and stunningly beautiful (though I'd never buy one unless I won the lottery.) That's what Apple do, and it's working very well for them.
  • Steve
    Given the failings of the over-priced full-size versions, I can only imagine how bad the cheap versions will be. Etch-a-sketch with a little apple on the back?
  • Slacker
    iShite is too expensive whatever the price.
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