Report: $99 iPhone in the works

Report: $99 iPhone in the works

By Zen Terrelonge

January 9th 2013 at 5:22PM

Low-end device 'expected for late 2013 release'

The iPad Mini was once a product of conjecture, though soon became very real, with Apple launching the 7.9-inch tablet to appease consumers on a lower budget while competing with the likes of Amazon's Kindle Fire line.

Apple is now thought to be working on a low end iPhone, which is expected to be priced at between $99 to $149, according to Bloomberg. Cheaper components like plastic are thought to be used in order to achieve the price cut, rather than costly metal and glass materials.

The move would see the firm branch away from its traditional $500+ handsets, while the entry-level device could be released in late 2013, which has become the usual time Apple chooses to launch new products.

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