Cheaper, smaller iPhone on the cards
Good news for the people who have still not bought iphone. Apple is preparing to slash the price of its iPhone handset in an attempt to convince millions more customers to get on board. The Guardian newspaper have reported through sources that Apple wants to bring new model with much better features and price cut is an attempt to make big customer base.
Apple is preparing to slash the price of its iPhone handset in an attempt to convince millions more customers to get on board.
The iPod-maker is due to launch an improved version of its much-vaunted touchscreen mobile phone today. Although the announcement is being closely guarded, sources have confirmed a number of details to the Guardian.
The handset will offer faster connections to the internet, using the 3G phone networks prevalent across Britain, and will be smaller than the current model.
The second-generation iPhone will go on sale immediately in the US, with British customers due to get their hands on it next month. It will also be available to pre-pay customers. And crucially, the handset will be offered at lower prices - or even for free. Those who sign up for a contract costing £75 a month will be offered the handset for no extra charge, breaking with Apple's earlier attempts to avoid the large subsidies common in the rest of the industry. Elsewhere, the gadget is likely to be subsidised to lower the price, which could drop from £269 to as little as £100.
While the iPhone has proved a hit in America, where the majority of its sales have taken place, it has managed only a moderate level of success in Europe. Many customers have complained about the lack of higher-speed 3G connections, and it has been hampered by a general impression of high price.