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Emerging market iPhone?
The rumor mill suggests that Apple is readying a budget iPhone for the emerging market. We're not expecting to see a new iPhone for the U.K., Australia, Asia and Europe for the next few months — September or October is more likely.
Apple will likely not want to degrade design aesthetic or make a sub-par quality product. It's likely that if it can make a cellular device that keeps in tune with its overall design merits while cutting down the cost of the device itself, Apple could ship vast amounts of cheaper iPhones, albeit with a lower profit margin, with potentially a greater reward.
Apple's regular iPhones for the Western markets are typically announced during the third-quarter of the year. While iOS 7 will be announced at WWDC 2013, do not expect an iPhone or iPad to make an appearance at the conference.
Considering iPhone 5 sales have not been as strong as previous iterations of the smartphone, according to analysts, iOS 7 will likely be pitched at iPhone 5 users in order to encourage sales.