A cheaper iPhone 4 will launch alongside its next-gen successor, sources say

Posted by Knowlton Thomas

A while back there were rumours of a budget-friendly iPhone but nothing materialized. However, Reueters has now resurrected these rumours and, citing "two people with knowledge of the matter," claims a cheaper iPhone 4 will launch in tandem with the iPhone 5 (or 4S).

The smaller pricetag will be a result of a smaller storage capacity. The cheaper iteration will have an 8 GB flash drive as opposed to current iPhones 4's 16 GB and 32 GB. It could sell for $99 on a full-term contract in Canada.

Meanwhile, the iPhone 5 should have a larger screen, enhanced antenna, and improved camera, among other subtle upgrades, the rumours go. A major redesign has been hinted at prior, but considering the iPhone 4 was a dramatic change unto itself, another transformation so soon after seems unlikely at this point.

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Knowlton Thomas

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Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys playing tennis, hiking, and exploring weird side streets. more



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