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Low-cost iPhone in Apple’s future as iPad mini succeeds

Low-cost iPhone in Apple’s future as iPad mini succeeds

As the next release from Apple approaches after the most recent change in Apple's approach with a smaller-sized iPad in the iPad mini, analysts have suggested that a lower-cost iPhone has become inevitable. What Mark Moskowitz and Gokul Hariharan of J.P. Morgan have suggested this week is Apple's approach toward a segment in the market hit by the iPad mini since its release last year. As the iPad mini took the middle-market between the $199 tablets and the $499 tablets popular last year at this time, so too will Apple move in on the mass market once more with a new lower-cost iPhone.

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CIRP: Older iPhone models accounted for nearly half of all iPhone sales in Q1

CIRP: Older iPhone models accounted for nearly half of all iPhone sales in Q1

Surprisingly, the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S seem to account for nearly half of all of the iPhone sales in Q1 2013. According to new research data from the Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), the older iPhones made sales that went neck-to-neck with Apple's latest iPhone, the iPhone 5. The CIRP discovered that in Q1, 14% of consumers purchased an iPhone 4, 33% of consumers purchased an iPhone 4S, and 53% of consumers purchased an iPhone 5.

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Chinese iPhone dealers scam Apple with fake components

Chinese iPhone dealers scam Apple with fake components

Five suspects were arrested this month in relation to a scam involving exploiting Apple's return policy and swapping fake iPhone 4S components for real components. The suspects were a group of iPhone distributors in China, who submitted an order for 121 iPhone 4S BAND parts to replace the parts in their "defective" iPhone 4Ss. The bands were worth at least 3000 yuan ($480) each. Apple caught onto the situation, and alerted the authorities.

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Tim Cook talks Apple product price chopping

Tim Cook talks Apple product price chopping

This week Tim Cook spoke at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference about the affordability of Apple products. Having been asked a question about prepaid customers working with smartphones and other smart products in emerging markets, the same commenter suggesting cheaper iPhones, Cook let it be known that Apple was already there - so to speak. Cook made it clear, "we lowered the price of iPhone 4, we lowered the price of iPhone 4S, [and] in the most recent quarter we didn't have enough stock of iPhone 4 after we lowered the price. It surprised us ... so we are making the move to make things more affordable."

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iOS 6.1.1 gets Vodafone all-clear for iPhone 4S problem

iOS 6.1.1 gets Vodafone all-clear for iPhone 4S problem

The iOS 6.1.1 update Apple released yesterday has fixed the iPhone 4S connection problem users of some European carriers were reporting, with Vodafone giving subscribers the green-light to upgrade if they hadn't already. "Please download the latest version from Apple as soon as you can" Vodafone said in an advice statement to customers today, ZDNet reports, "as this will deal with these issues." Vodafone UK users, among others, had complained that since updating to iOS 6.1 late last month, they'd experienced problems with calls, texts, and internet access.

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iPhones on iOS 6.1 prompt carrier warnings and enterprise headaches

iPhones on iOS 6.1 prompt carrier warnings and enterprise headaches

Problems affecting iPhones running iOS 6.1 have forced carriers and some enterprise experts to caution owners from upgrading too quickly, after handsets loaded with last month's release demonstrated problems with internet, calls, texts, and Exchange access. Vodafone UK and 3 Austria are among the carriers to speak up, with Vodafone conceding that some iPhone 4S users running iOS 6.1 "may occasionally experience difficulty in connecting to the network to make or receive calls or texts or to connect to the internet."

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iPhone 5 in multi-colored plastic predicted in Apple 2013 roadmap

iPhone 5 in multi-colored plastic predicted in Apple 2013 roadmap

This week KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a projected roadmap of Apple products spanning the next 12 months, this map including no less than an iPhone 5S and a new iteration of the iPhone 5, complete with plastic casing. While an actual "official" leaked roadmap as such leaked from Apple would be a first sign of the apocalypse, we're ready and willing to have a peek at this possible vision for the future, especially given the relatively good future foretelling we've seen come from Kuo specifically in the past.

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Heavy subsidies saved Apple’s iPhone 5 China launch

Heavy subsidies saved Apple’s iPhone 5 China launch

Heavily subsidized carrier deals helped Apple set its new Chinese sales record, it's been suggested, with strong demand for discounted iPhone 5 handsets offsetting low traffic in the company's own stores. Apple shifted 2m iPhone 5 in the opening weekend in China, according to figures announced yesterday, though market watchers had voiced concerns that buyers were scant in the company's own Chinese stores. However, it turns out the crowds were chasing better deals elsewhere, with some stores offering the iPHone 5 for as little as $96 on-contract.

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