Tuesday, July 17, 2007

TECH: New iPhone at $249-299?


Speculation is continuing about whether Apple will introduce a cheaper version of the iPhone, with a recent report suggesting that orders are coming in for iPhone-specific components. More after the jump.

The gist of it is:

The report claims that the new iPhone from Apple will begin shipping in September with prices ranging from US$249-299. The paper added that Apple recently visited Wintek to deliver instructions on manufacturing and the company has begun test production in small volumes.

JP Morgan has also contributed to the speculation, issuing a report earlier this month discussing the possibility of a low-end Nano version of the iPhone in the near term, with the financial firm basing its forecast on channel checks and a public patent filing.

However, a different team within JP Morgan followed up with a report of its own that stated it thinks it unlikely Apple will release a low-end Nano version of the iPhone in the near term. The report concluded that although a lower-end iPhone is inevitable, a near-term launch would be unusual and highly risky. JP Morgan now officially believes that the next iPhone iteration will be a 3G phone.

Apple has not officially announced any plans for a new or next generation iPhone. Apple's iPhone became available in a 4GB model for US$499 and an 8GB model for US$599 on June 29 in the US market. It will be available in Europe later this year and in Asia in 2008, according to the company.

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