Latest Spin of the Rumor-Wheel Comes Up ‘No iPhone Mini in the Works’By Chris Weiss
We’ve been hearing a lot about a smaller iPhone lately. Reports from Bloomberg and Cult of Mac earlier this month pointed to current development of a smaller, cheaper iPhone. These rumors got pretty radical, with Bloomberg indicating that Apple is looking to offer the phone for $200 without a contract (and possibly compatible with both CDMA and GSM networks), and Cult of Mac chiming in that the small iPhone may use cloud storage almost exclusively over built-in storage to help keep the price down.
Well, the NY Times stepped in today to corral some of that rampant speculation. According to the paper, while Apple is considering ways of making the iPhone cheaper and more widely used, it hasn’t started work on a smaller version. And if that’s true, that puts all those other rumors into greater question than they already were. The Times’ report cites “people briefed on Apple’s plans who requested anonymity because the plans are confidential”.
In other words: there may or may not be a cheap, small iPhone on the way this June. And it may or may not be offered for $200 without contract, using cloud storage and/or older components to keep costs down. [via NY Times]