Are you expecting a Retina display on the Apple Low Cost iPhone? Hell No!
The low cost iPhone was one of the tough discussion on Apple products to expect before the year runs, at a time, an Apple spokesman said there was nothing like that, he said Apple has never for once thought of a cheap product, he claimed that all that matters to Apple is quality and pricing is not a concern.
Despite this bragging, different mock up of models of an Apple low cost iPhone keeps leaking into the net. This time around, we have something related to the low cost iPhone from MacRumors.
Amit Daryanani, the RBC Capital Markets analyst released a new research report 3days ago, with the supply chain checks as his measure, he predicted a June or July launch for two most controversial Apple products, the iPhone 5S and the lower cost iPhone. He said it is possible Apple skips the Retina display for the low cost iPhone.
“In our supply chain check, we got indications that AAPL is at work to launch multiple new phones around the June/July time-frame, specifically, the iPhone 5s and the cheap, low-end or low cost iPhone at the same time, either late CYQ2 or early Q3. The low cost iPhone will retain the 4″ form like the iPhone 5, but the casing will be plastic and it will skip the retina display. AAPL intends to chase and catch up the smartphone market with the low cost iPhone.”
Daryanani’s claim about the absence of Retina display on the low cost iPhone contradicts a report from Ming-Chi Kuo, KGI Security’s analyst where he claimed that the new low cost iPhone will come carrying the same 326 ppi present on all Retina display iPhone released to date.
The Daryanani’s claim is worth consideration because the “Retina stuff” is long established feature of the iPhone lineup, supporting all current models of Apple iPhone including the current free-offering iPhone 4 with 2 year contract in the US.
Some few days, Apple announced to developers that all the apps submitted to the App Store should support both Retina resolution and the 4-inch screen of the iPhone 5 also that of the fifth generation iPod touch as of May 1. This means apps could support the iPhone 3GS that is non-Retina displays.
The low cost iPhone is intended to attract markets where carriers’ subsidies are not big enough to support the marketing of the normal iPhone.