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Alleged budget Apple iPhone pricing puts 16 GB model at $349

Alleged pricing of the upcoming budget Apple iPhone surfaces, puts the 16 GB model at $349. Value conscious buyers not too happy.

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We always knew that this could boil down to be a massive disappointment. The so-called budget iPhone from Apple could actually end up with a not-so-budget friendly price, and if the tweet by Sonny Dickson, a man behind many accurate Apple products related leaks in the past, is to be believed, Apple’s budget iPhone is not going to be so budget-friendly after all.

Consider this. A quad-core Smartphone, a great design, a beautiful 4.7-inch HD+ display, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, all for $349. This is Google’s highest end Smartphone offering, the Nexus 4. Now consider this one other product. A small 3.5-inch or 4-inch display, possibly a single-core chipset, a much lower display resolution, probably 512 MB of RAM, and a ‘budget’ moniker attached to it. This is Apple’s lowest end Smartphone, the budget iPhone (or whatever it will be called once launched).

Here’s what Sonny Dickson’s tweet says:

If the guy knows what he’s talking about, then we are in for some massive disappointment. A low-cost device seldom sells for an amazingly affordable $549, but we’re going to ignore the 64 GB model. Even the 16 GB model would cost $349. No can’t do Apple, no can’t do. Why would I ever pick your budget offering over Google’s latest and greatest? The answer is, I won’t.

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Let’s hope Sonny’s got it wrong, and the prices are a $100 lesser than predicted. Maybe then value-oriented buyers, the original target for the phone, would actually begin to consider buying an iPhone.

Preetam Nath
A 3rd year engineering student, Preetam Nath has a keen interest in following the smartphone and tablet sphere. He plays games on his favorite old PC when he's not doing anything. In the mornings, you can often find him at the gym.

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