Report: Apple to Develop Cheaper, Not Smaller, iPhones

Looks like the iPhone Nano news is a bust after all. The New York Times reported that Apple is looking for ways to broaden the appeal of the iPhone not by making its iconic smartphone smaller, but cheaper.

According to NYT’s anonymous sources, who claim were briefed on Apple’s plans, the future iPhone may even allow users to control the device using voice commands and it is likely to be similar in size to the current iPhone 4. It is also unlikely that Apple would develop a smaller iPhone any time soon.

The sources also added that a smaller smartphone is not necessarily cheaper to make and would even be more difficult to operate. It would also force many developers to rewrite their apps to compensate for a smaller screen, which Apple wants to avoid.

Source: New York Times

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