The budget version of Apple’s latest iPhone will cost roughly $330 (£220), priced in order to appeal to young, middle class consumers in countries like China and India.
The claims about the price and the imminent release were made on the Japanese website Macotakara, following on from earlier reports about Apple plans for a cheaper phone.
In January it was reported that the planned new phone will resemble the iPhone 5 from the front but Apple will replace that handset’s aluminium body with a cheaper plastic casing.
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A low-priced iPhone makes a lot of sense, Morgan Stanley says, and it even could hit the market this summer.
Katy Huberty, an analyst with the banking firm, noted that after her meetings with Apple Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer, she’s convinced that innovation remains a top priority for the Cupertino, Calif., electronics giant. She also believes that Apple will increase cash return to shareholders and expand carriers, distribution, and possibly price points to drive iPhone growth.
She noted that a lower priced iPhone makes sense for several reasons:
“iPad Mini is expanding Apple’s customer base with 50 [percent] of purchases in China/Brazil representing new customers to the ecosystem.”
“Chinese consumers show a desire to purchase the latest version of iPhone (instead of discounted older generations).”
“iPhone 4 demand surprised to the upside in the December quarter.”
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Samsung produces a number of products – from kitchen appliances to PCs – but it was the company’s mobile division that made the most headlines in 2012.
The Korea-based company dominated the mobile phone space, introducing several new Galaxy devices throughout the year. But it couldn’t shake one its biggest rivals, Apple, which proved to be a worthy opponent in the courtroom and in stores.
Still, despite all the hysteria surrounding the launch of the iPhone 5 and iPad mini, it was Samsung and its Android-heavy lineup of devices like the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II that were the really mobile winners in 2012. Those two smartphones were only introduced in the second half of the year and they have already sold at least 30 million and 5 million worldwide, respectively.
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A court in China has ordered Apple to pay compensation to eight Chinese writers and two companies for violating their copyrights.
They had claimed that unlicensed electronic versions of their books had been sold on Apple’s online store.
The court ordered Apple to pay them 1.03m yuan ($165,000; £100,000) in compensation, according to the official news agency Xinhua.
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Apple took the top spot for the second year in a row, beating out IBM, Google, and McDonald’s to assume the position of the world’s most valuable brand.
At $183 billion, Apple is the world’s most valuable brand, according to Millward Brown Optimor’s annual BrandZ study. Apple was last year’s most valuable brand, as well, though the company’s value jumped 19 percent over last year’s $153.3 billion tally.
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Apple Inc. (AAPL) got a partner to sell the iPhone in the world’s biggest mobile-phone market, China. The may be too late to catch Samsung with a market share that’s three times larger and growing.
Samsung controlled 24.3 percent of the market for phones in China.
“I don’t expect Apple to replace Samsung any time soon,” Gartner analyst Sandy Shen said in an interview. “China Telecom is the nation’s smallest carrier, so the extent to which they can help Apple is quite limited.”
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