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[Mob]Bloomberg: Apple working on “cheaper and smaller” iPhone to compete with Android

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The rumours of a smaller and more affordable iPhone has been circling for a few years now. Today Bloomberg reported that Apple is working of producing a “cheaper and smaller†iPhone that is “about one-third smaller†than the current model and would sell for an unsubsidized price point around the $200 mark. The reason: to take on Google’s Android platform.
Source: http://mobilesyrup.com/2011/02/10/bl...-with-android/
    
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I would be very surprised if this was actually released in the next few years...

I can see apple maybe doing a phone similar to the newest ipod nanos at some point, but I don't think it will be soon or that it will be nearly as full featured as the current iPhones.
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So they plan on making the already small iphone smaller to compete with android phones which are starting to get 4in+ screens standard?
    
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So they plan on making the already small iphone smaller to compete with android phones which are starting to get 4in+ screens standard?
I think their mentality is that the iphone 4 competes with the higher end android phones, they want a cheaper one to compete with the lower end android phones... We'll see what happens.
    
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So they plan on making the already small iphone smaller to compete with android phones which are starting to get 4in+ screens standard?


Yeah... That is a little... strange.

Last night I saw an advertisement for the iPhone 3Gs at AT&T for 50 bucks. I was pretty excited to see this, except you have to have a 2 year contract to get that price. I'm already with the carrier, and while I'm using my Nexus 1 Tmobile version on their network, I'm perfectly happy for now. However if they started selling it for 100 bucks or less unsubsidized, I'll jump on one and mod the hell out of it.
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Unsubsidized price of $200? That means carriers will be able to offer it for basically $0 with contract.
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First a bigger iPhone.
Now a smaller iPhone.
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Oh no, the fragmentation! However will we survive?!
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First a bigger iPod.
Now a smaller iPhone.
Fixed.
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They need to get to work on an LTE device. Android already has at least 4 coming out in the next few months.
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