Apple working on smaller, cheaper iPhone

By Reuters
Posted Feb. 10 at 5:28 p.m.

Apple Inc is working on a smaller and less expensive version of the iPhone, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing sources.

The prototype device is about one-third smaller than the iPhone 4, the report said, citing a person who had seen it.

Apple has considered selling the new iPhone for $200 without a two-year wireless contract, Bloomberg reported.

Apple is aiming to unveil the device around the middle of this year, but the launch may be delayed or canceled altogether, the report said.

Apple did not respond to a request for comment.

The company often develops products it never brings to market.

According to the report, Apple is also working on a dual-mode phone that would be able to work with the world’s two main wireless standards.

AT&T, which carries the iPhone on its wireless network in the United States, declined to comment. Verizon Wireless, which also carries the device, could not be reached for comment.

Shares of Cupertino, California-based Apple closed down 1 percent at $354.54 on the Nasdaq on Thursday.

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  1. lamonth Feb. 10 at 7:11 pm

    can apple and the media stop this incestuous relationship they have – it seems the u.s. media is apple’s marketing department. really, i do not need every gadget that transforms a task of my computer performs into a minature gadget, sometimes i just want to sit and relax and have a nice conversation with another human being sitting across from me

  2. Seymore Clearly Feb. 10 at 7:32 pm

    @lamonth – guess what? You don’t have to buy any Apple products. You don’t have to click on any articles that talk about Apple products. No one is stopping you from bothering the person sitting across from you. Keep complaining though. I’m sure it’s helping rid the world of the things that annoy you.

  3. ken Feb. 10 at 10:04 pm

    really, this is news? company x is working on smaller/faster/better/cheaper version of their product?

  4. D Feb. 11 at 7:22 a.m.

    Developers are always looking for ways to get their apps reviewed. This great site has paid apps for free but only for a limited time. They usually revert back to paid apps within 24 hours so it’s best to check back twice a day.
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  5. Diego Feb. 11 at 9:56 a.m.

    “but the launch may be delayed or canceled altogether, the report said”

    So what is the news here?

  6. GetaLife Feb. 11 at 11:10 a.m.

    iSick… about the hype called Apple.

  7. AJ Cooper Feb. 11 at 11:43 a.m.

    I would bet good money that this never sees the light of day. There has been talk of a nano iPhone since the first iPhone in 2007.

  8. CMH2MKE Feb. 11 at 3:52 pm

    Please no iPhone nano. The iPhone used to be something special and now it’s as common as a Nokio Razer was five years ago. I want my status symbol back! Guess I’ll switch a HP WebOS phone.

  9. Paul Impola Feb. 11 at 5:46 pm

    Hey CMH2MKE, if you want a phone that nobody else has, just pick up a Windows Phone 7 unit.
    I would have suggested a Kin, but you can’t get those anywhere these days…

  10. LaughabL Feb. 11 at 9:37 pm

    It’s Nokia, not Nokio. And Motorola made the Razor, not Nokia. If your phone decision is based on the status you think it confers on you, that speaks still more volumes about you.

  11. mookies Feb. 12 at 9:11 pm

    Windows Phone 7 is a great phone. Go use one.

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