IPhone Mini will be the first entry level iPhone mainly aimed at budget friendly consumers. Lately, there are plenty of rumors circulating regarding a entry level iPhone that can compete against low end Android and BlackBerry smartphones. Apple’s latest flagship iPhone 5 is doing a great job in high end smartphone market. Apple recently launched iPad Mini to compete against low budget tablets. Apple is going to use the same strategy with its iPhone lineup. IPhone mini is rumored to feature a 3.5-inch display. It will be powered by an A5 processor. The iPhone Mini will pack a 5 Mega Pixel rear camera same as iPhone 4. The image above shows a polycarbonate shell case for iPhone Mini (Image credit : Tactus). The iPhone Mini will come pre-installed with Apple’s next software update iOS 7. There is no further information available on the device but rumors are that it will be launched during Q4 of 2013. Stay tuned for more updates or follow @harrym20 on Twitter.
Update : New report from Bloomberg suggest that low budget iPhone Mini will be launched in late 2013 and will cost either $99 or $149.
Update : New leaked image (pictured below) shows the plastic back plate of Apple’s first budget friendly smartphone iPhone Mini.
Update : New leaked image (pictured below) confirms that Apple’s first budget friendly iPhone Mini will be available in multi-color options.
Update : According to latest report from 9to5mac, Apple’s first budget friendly smartphone will pack an 8 Mega Pixel rear camera, similar to the one in iPhone 5.
Update : Apple’s first budget friendly smartphone iPhone Mini is rumored to be launched alongside next flagship iPhone 5S during a press event on September 10th.
Update : New report from SonnyDickson shows back housing of Apple’s first budget friendly smartphone (codename iPhone 5C) in green.
Update : According to an investor note from analyst Gene Munster, the budget friendly iPhone smartphone (also known by its codename iPhone 5C) will not feature Apple’s voice assistant Siri. He also believes the iPhone 5C will sell for $300 on average and will be launched next month.
Update : According to a new 9to5mac report, Apple’s iPhone Mini (or iPhone 5C) is intended to replace iPhone 5 and will cost in between $400-$500. The iPhone 5 will reach end of life at the end of Q3 2013, while shipments of iPhone 4S will continue until the end of 2013.
Update : Apple’s first budget friendly smartphone iPhone 5C press image (pictured below) is leaked ahead of official launch.
Update : Apple’s first mid range smartphone iPhone 5C (pictured below) is leaked ahead of official launch. (Image credit : iapps.im)
Update : Apple will officially launch its first mid range smartphone iPhone 5C at a press event in Cupertino on September 10th.
Update : According to a leaked Telus document (pictured below), Apple’s latest flagship iPhone 5 will be discontinued from September 28th.
Update : Apple officially announced its first mid range smartphone iPhone 5C at a press event in Cupertino on September 10th.