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Itís not like we havenít heard that Apple had an interest in creating a cheaper iPhone in the past, however the latest buzz from Digitimes is that Apple is in the market for creating a larger iPhone in the later half of 2013 that will cost less for emerging markets, like China.
The cheaper iPhone is expected to sport a bigger display than the iPhone 5 does, one that meets the criteria of around 5 inches, and will also have a much different exterior design than the iPhone 5 or previous iPhones, according to Digitimesí sources:
Some sources claimed that they have seen the sample of the low-cost iPhone, which will come with a larger display, meeting the prevailing trend for the adoption of 5-inch displays for high-end models. They added that the low-priced iPhone will also have a brand new exterior design.
Apple also now keeps support for legacy iPhones as a means of offering a cheaper alternative to the latest $199-399 iPhone 5. Right now, potential buyers can obtain the iPhone 4S for only $99, and the iPhone 4 for free with a contract. It would be interesting to see how a larger and newly-designed iPhone would sell compared to these models, as the larger iPhone would have bottle-necked specs that would be similar to these legacy iPhones.
Would you buy a cheaper iPhone that had a larger display?
Sources: Digitimes via MacRumors