There have been many rumours of late about a ‘cheap iPhone’ coming soon. It is said to be hitting our virtual shelves later in the year, and possibly alongside the iPhone 5S. This would give people with money the chance to snap up the 5S and for those that want a new iPhone the chance to get one, only cheaper. As we know, because we compare all smartphones, the iPhone is one of the most expensive on the market and maintains its price for many months after the launch. Compare that to the Samsung Galaxy S3 or the HTC One X and you will see the prices dip even just after the first month of sales.
This is the hold on the market that Apple has. However, at Mobile Phone Checker we compare the best deals from retailers around the UK. There are often loss-leader prices that crop up from retailers that look to increase the amount of contract phones on their books and take a hit on prices to get there. This is where comparing prices works in customers’ favours but we know that can take hours and hours of searching. However, with our handy search comparison site all the hard work is done for you.
The new cheaper iPhone looks as if it has a curved shell, akin to that of the iPhone 3GS, and is made from plastic or polycarbonate. This has worked well for the HTC Desire phones and gives people a chance to get on the iOS bandwagon without paying through the nose for it. In a time when people are still watching what they spend and trying to save, Apple has responded in giving a cheap iPhone to those that want to watch their budget.
The plastic design will ensure it is lightweight, and there will be a whole host of aspects that we normally see on iPhones but maybe a 5MP camera rather than an 8+ version. The leaked image that we have seems to show that there is a 3.5mm audio jack – something that irks many people that want to use their Beats headphones on their iPhone – and it will probably have a 3.5” Retina Display screen, A5 processor and will be available in a few colours.