Apple Working on Smaller iPhone and Revamping MobileMe
Apple is said to be working on its new line of smaller iPhone, which will supposedly be less expensive. According to a report by Wall Street Journal, Apple is planning to expand its phone offerings to “accelerate sales of its smartphones amid growing competition.” What’s amazing about this smaller iPhone is that this device will be half a size of iPhone 4, maintaining the codename “N97” and the price tag will as well be half.
The new model might also offer “voice navigation,” without elaborating. This could reference the incorporation of the Siri voice-navigated personal assistance service Apple acquired last year, a probable inclusion in this year’s iOS 5.0 release. Apple is currently offering iPhones to carriers for $625 each on average. With carrier subsidies, consumers can buy iPhones for as little as $199 with a two-year contract.
WSJ’s sources further claims that –
Apple is considering making MobileMe a free service that would serve as a ‘locker’ for personal memorabilia such as photos, music and videos, eliminating the need for devices to carry a lot of memory,” wrote the publication, noting that it may also become a “focal point” of Apple’s “new online music service.
So we can expect the smaller iPhones and revamped MobileMe during summer!
[via – The Wall Street Journal]