(Image source: Apple)


BY MIKAH SARGENT

Is a cheaper iPhone in the works? The Shanghai Evening News claims Apple SVP Phil Schiller said cheap phones will “never be the future of Apple products.” But that might not be the case.

Reuters reported on this interview, suggesting that reports of a cheap iPhone were incorrect. But according to Boy Genius Report, “The Shanghai Evening News interview has since been updated, however, prompting Reuters to withdraw its earlier report on the matter.”

The confusion seems to have stemmed from the original article, which has since received “substantial changes,” according to Reuters. Many tech blogs reported on the original article, and The Next Web quote “verified with Apple that this was an official interview.”

A translation by The Next Web, quotes Schiller who reportedly said “Despite the popularity of cheap smartphones, this will never be the future of Apple’s products. In fact, although Apple’s market share of smartphones is just about 20%, we own the 75% of the profit.”

Despite reports on both sides of the coin, The Verge says it’s important to remember Apple’s clandestine nature.

“...Apple has never made a habit of making binding public statements about new products before they are released. The company had indicated numerous times it wasn't interested in pursuing iPads in sizes below 9.7 inches … the iPad Mini was then announced earlier this year.”

Cheaper iPhone For Real? Apple Says No

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Jan 11, 2013

Cheaper iPhone For Real? Apple Says No

(Image source: Apple)


BY MIKAH SARGENT

Is a cheaper iPhone in the works? The Shanghai Evening News claims Apple SVP Phil Schiller said cheap phones will “never be the future of Apple products.” But that might not be the case.

Reuters reported on this interview, suggesting that reports of a cheap iPhone were incorrect. But according to Boy Genius Report, “The Shanghai Evening News interview has since been updated, however, prompting Reuters to withdraw its earlier report on the matter.”

The confusion seems to have stemmed from the original article, which has since received “substantial changes,” according to Reuters. Many tech blogs reported on the original article, and The Next Web quote “verified with Apple that this was an official interview.”

A translation by The Next Web, quotes Schiller who reportedly said “Despite the popularity of cheap smartphones, this will never be the future of Apple’s products. In fact, although Apple’s market share of smartphones is just about 20%, we own the 75% of the profit.”

Despite reports on both sides of the coin, The Verge says it’s important to remember Apple’s clandestine nature.

“...Apple has never made a habit of making binding public statements about new products before they are released. The company had indicated numerous times it wasn't interested in pursuing iPads in sizes below 9.7 inches … the iPad Mini was then announced earlier this year.”

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