Apple Working on a Less-Expensive iPhone

Sources say Apple is working on a lower-end iPhone, which could launch as soon as later this year. The cheaper phone could resemble the standard iPhone, with a different, less-expensive body, one of the sources says.

According to Wall Street Journal, the Apple possibly recycle specs from older iPhone models and using a different shell made of polycarbonate plastic; in contrast, iPhone 5 currently has an aluminum housing.

Any such device would certainly represent a major shift in Apple’s product strategy; Cupertino currently offers the iPhone 4 for free with a two-year contract, but doesn’t have any inexpensive unlocked phones — a major hole in its lineup for several global markets.

The cost for this low-cost iPhone expected to be between $99 and $149.

Apple iPhone 5 will arrive in Malaysia Dec 14,2012

Apple announced the most wanted and latest phone, iPhone 5 will arrive in Malaysia and other country on Dec 14. Apple iPhone 5 will arrive in South Korea on Friday, December 7, with more than 50 additional countries being added in December, including Brazil, Russia and Taiwan.

According to Apple Press Info site,

iPhone 5 will be available in South Korea on Friday, December 7 and on Friday, December 14 in Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, Grenada, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Macedonia, Malaysia, Moldova, Montenegro, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela. iPhone 5 will also be available on Friday, December 21 in Barbados, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Egypt, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St.Vincent & the Grenadines, Tunisia, Uganda and Vietnam.

The phone went on sale on Sept. 21 in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. So, for those who cannot wait iPhone 5 on Dec 14, you can find in Singapore or in Lowyat Plaza from price RM3000+. But once it officially available in Malaysia, i believe the price much more cheaper.

Three big telco such as Digi, Maxis and Celcom will give the consumer best offer iPhone 5 for subscribing their plan.

iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, completely redesigned to feature a stunning new 4-inch Retina™ display; an Apple-designed A6 chip for blazing fast performance; and ultrafast wireless*—all while delivering even better battery life.

Samsung pays Apple $1 Billion in 30 Trucks full of 5 Cent Coins is a Hoax

Today the Internet is abound with the news of Samsung sending 30 trucks loaded with coins of 5 cents to the Apple’s headquarters in California. The news is a hoax.

According to the news which was published in PaperBlog, supposedly, “Samsung tried to pay Apple its $1bn fine by sending more than 30 trucks to Apple’s headquarters loaded with 5-cent coins. Apple security was stunned. Apple chief executive Tim Cook, then got a call from Samsung who told him this was how they were paying the billion-dollar fine.” According to the report, the idea originated from a meme of the popular website

It is to be noted that the jury did not specify a single payment method, and, so Samsung is entitled to send money in any form as they deem best, to the Mac producers.

Apple is expected to release iPhone 5 in sometime in September

The Apple rumor comes again. This time, the word on the Internet street is that Apple is going to release the iPhone 5 sometime in September.

Previous reports said the new phone would debut sometime in the fall, most likely in September or October.

The date Sept. 21 has been floated in several blogs and news sites, based on a report that surfaced on the French blog App4Phone, but we haven’t seen that anywhere else, so we don’t suggest you count on it.

However, rumors that Apple will release the phone in September, rather than October, may have more legs. On Tuesday, the Guardian reported that mobile phone companies expect the new iPhone to be released in mid-September. And MacRumors notes that KGI Securities Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo — who has a history of being right on these matters — is predicting the phone will come out closer to the beginning of the month.

Apple did not respond to a request by The Times for a confirmation or denial of the rumored iPhone release date, but the company has told other news sources that it does not comment on rumors and speculation.

And in the end, that is definitely what this is — rumors and speculation.

So why are we reporting it? Because rumors can be powerful.

On Tuesday, Apple disappointed investors by missing its profit and revenue expectations, leading to its shares falling 5%.

The company said it sold 26 million iPhones in the quarter that ended in June, down from 35.1 million in the previous quarter. Industry watchers expected a drop, just not one that large.

In a call with analysts Apple CEO Tim Cook waved away the drop, saying the iPhone’s declines were “seasonal” and normal after a large product launch, the Wall Street Journal reports.

But Peter Oppenheimer, the company’s chief financial officer, conceded, “Our weekly iPhone sales continue to be impacted by rumors and speculation regarding new products.”


UK judge rules Apple must publicly admit Samsung did not copy iPad design

Bloomberg reports that UK Judge Colin Birss has ordered Apple to post notice on the Apple UK website stating that Samsung did not copy the iPad’s design. This comes on the heels of the ruling from the British High Court stating that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, 7.7 and 8.9 are sufficiently different from Apple’s design, and that all of them are strongly based on prior art. Apple must leave notice on their UK website for six months informing consumers of the ruling.

Apple’s counsel of course pushed back against the ruling, citing that in essence they would be forced to advertise for their competition, telling the court “No company likes to refer to a rival on its website.” Of course, no company wants to spend millions to defend their products from invalid lawsuits, either.

The judge who issued the punishment is also the same person responsible for saying that the Galaxy Tab roster was “not as cool” as Apple’s tablet offering, so there is a slim-to-none chance of consumer confusion when distinguishing the two devices.