Rumor: iPhone 5 To Have Cheaper iCloud Version?

  • August 11, 2011 10:53 am

Several different sources of Apple ‘n Apps allegedly holding various positions within Apple have tipped off the Apple enthusiast site to Apple’s next-gen iPhone plans.

According to these sources, Apple is releasing a fully featured iPhone 5 that is thinner, faster and better than all previous iPhones — that’s a given. What’s interesting (and new) is that Apple will also be launching an “iCloud iPhone”. This cloud-centric iPhone 5 will come with less on board storage and use left over iPhone 4 parts to keep costs around $400 full price, and drop to $0 when signed with a new 2-year cellular contract.

We can certainly see an iCloud iPhone gaining popularity with a large swath of the population. While we as tech enthusiasts tend to hoard data of every type even on our mobile devices, the general populous isn’t nearly as demanding. Much of the digital content they carry could easily be stored in the cloud and streamed/transferred when they needed it.

Apple is expected to announce the new iPhone 5 in late August/early September with a public release following 3-4 weeks after. For now we’ll have to take the rumors above as we do the rest of them — with a grain of salt.

Would you buy an “iCloud iPhone”?

Via: Apple ‘n Apps

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