The New Apple 8G iPhone: Could it Be Here Soon?
We all know that the world of technology is growing and changing rapidly, especially as the race to come up with even more fantastic smartphones has heated up. Amidst news of Google’s acquisition of Motorola’s mobile phone manufacturing division, which is exciting for anyone who’s a fan of Android technology, the latest news from Apple’s suppliers is sure to have iPhone aficionados everywhere feeling a little giddy, as well.
While we are anticipating the iPhone 5, which is due to hit the streets in October, there’s some news that is sure to pique bargain hunters’ attention.
The news flash? Leaked information from an undisclosed source says that one of Apple’s Korean suppliers has begun to manufacture a new version of the iPhone 4, with a smaller 8 gigabyte flash drive. Better yet, this new iPhone is supposed to be lower-priced than previous incarnations. While Apple’s current flash drives are sourced from Samsung and Toshiba, we’re not privy to information concerning just which company is manufacturing these new flash drives. With just a little detective work though, we’re guessing that it might be Samsung, as they are based in South Korea, but the company has been tight-lipped about whether or not they are involved in this intriguing project.
Apple Keeps Mum
True to form, Apple has kept mum on the topic as well, but considering the fact that the company’s current iPhone 4 was launched well over a year ago, in June of 2010, it is certainly time for a new product release beyond the anticipated iPhone 5. Given the current state of the economy, it makes sense for the company to release a new economical phone.
Their iPhone 3GS, which is an 8GB model, and which runs Apple’s iOS 4, is very popular, as it has high functionality and comes with a low price tag. Still, the 16GB and 32GB iPhones are popular, and there’s no doubt that the newest 8GB iPhone is going to be a hit, as well.
Who Wants an 8GB iPhone?
Even though many consumers want bigger, better things, there are lots of people who would certainly benefit from an 8GB iPhone. Cell phones for kids are getting better all the time, and it makes sense to give them something with useful technology, that can let them grow out of their current kiddie-style phones. Teens are sure to love the newest iPhone, and since the phone is certain to be easy to use, so will active seniors.
Emerging markets are hungry for Apple, too. While the new iPhone 5 will probably be more expensive than current technology, the new 8GB iPhone is certain to be more affordable than its 16GB and 32GB cousins.
Last, but certainly not least, there’s the question of which cell phone plans will be available with the newest Apple iPhones. Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam made a comment in July, stating that the company “had assumed we would see an iPhone early in the summertime…that’s going to be a little later in the year now.” Since Verizon started carrying Apple’s iOS devices in 2010, they have sold millions of iPads, iPad2, and iPhones. AT & T has been faithful to the brand, as well.
What does the future hold? We’re sure to find out more in just a few weeks.
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