The ‘will they, won’t they’ saga of the budget iPhone continues apace. Apple of course, is keeping schtum, but that isn’t stopping supply chain sources from chattering endlessly about the new, cheap Cupertino-crafted handset.
Now, sources speaking with ETrade Supply have claimed that Apple is priming its budget iPhone for release this year.
That goes against plenty of other industry hearsay, which has recently suggested Apple would wait until 2014 to wade into the lower end of the smartphone gene pool.
What makes this gossip all the more credible is that ETrade was the first to snag of the iPhone 5 almost a year ago. It also has pedigree in breaking early leaks of the BlackBerry Z10.
What the budget iPhone will look like remains a mystery. However, there’s been plenty of idle talk about various colour schemes, a la current iPod touch, as well as a capacious 4.3-inch display to take on the growing number of big-screened rivals in the budget space.
This one will run and run. So perhaps Apple could do us all a favour and call time on the whole budget iPhone rumour mill by unveiling the darned thing at WWDC.