Qualcomm Could Produce Chips for Low Cost iPhone

Posted on Jan 25 2013 - 4:10pm by CR

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Apple is the one company which is always in the news, especially since the past few years. Be it for the launch of the new iPhone or the leak of the same, there’s something or the other happening in the tech world which is somehow related to Apple. And when Apple isn’t in news, we see some of its alleged devices making the rounds in the rumor mill. One such device is the low cost iPhone which is rumored for a mid 2013 release, apparently. And now the smartphone is in rumors again, this time providing some insight on what could be running inside the device. It is believed that the budget iPhone could feature a Qualcomm made SoC inside, instead of the standard A-series chip, for obvious cost cutting reasons we presume. The budget iPhone, if real at all, will certainly not feature all the premium aluminum materials and all the goodies you would find with the current iPhones.

There has been talk in the blogosphere that Apple could be looking to implement an all plastic body, which is how the iPhone 3G and the 3GS were built. So it won’t be anything new for Apple. However, Apple could also look to cut costs in several other departments. There’s still not a lot being said about when the device will break cover and what exactly the new budget iPhone will feature, since what we hear now is mostly hear say. Apple is all about saving money and making enormous profits out of its products, and this could be one way to do it.

We would like to hear a word or two about this from Qualcomm though, as it would shed more light on the matter. As it stands now, we would like you to take this info with a grain of salt. Perhaps Apple can alternatively design a separate low cost chip for this iPhone, which would also be a great way to go ahead. The possibilities are basically endless and Apple will certainly be mindful of that. This alleged new budget iPhone is believed to break cover along with what’s known as the iPhone Math. The information is pretty scarce obviously, as with any rumor so we can’t vouch for the existence of this device either. If at all Apple decides to go with Qualcomm made chips, we should see low end or old gen chips being used in order to save money in the long run. Let’s hope we learn more in the coming days. But as of now, it’s just a rumor.

This info would sound ridiculously insane for an Apple fan, which is never known to be the one to worry about the low end or mid ranged segment. But in the current market condition, Apple has been forced into making some tough changes in its operations to stand up against its competition.

Source: Forbes
Via: Pocketnow

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