2It’ll Have the Same-Size Screen
3There Won’t Be an iOS Issue
Apple has been extremely intelligent when it comes to its handling of iOS. The company hasn’t split off its operating system the way Google has with Android, and it ensures that the platform works across devices. That means that the low-end iPhone will run the same software as the bigger, more-expensive option.
4The Apps Are Readily Available
If Apple has any plans for a low-cost iPhone, don’t worry one second about the app support. Apple’s low-cost iPhone will work just fine with any and all applications currently available in the App Store. That’s a huge selling point for customers, but something that threatens to ultimately cause cannibalization in Apple’s expanding smartphone line.
5Apple Won’t Skimp On Design
6It Promises Ample Storage
According to reports, Apple will offer up to 64GB of storage in the cheaper iPhone, effectively sidestepping fears that it would only offer a small amount of storage capacity for customers to entice them to buy the high-end alternative. Apple isn’t going to try and win over higher-end customers on storage. The company knows it’s a bad move. Shoppers on a budget will benefit because of that.
7Apple Never Has Issues With Quality
Just because a handset is cheaper, it doesn’t mean that it lacks quality. In fact, Apple hasn’t built up its reputation by releasing shoddy products. It always puts a lot of time and effort in quality, and if a low-end iPhone hits the market, Apple no doubt will want it to be considered a well-built alternative to the high-end iPhone. That’s a good thing.
8The Price Will Be Better (Obviously)
9It’ll Likely Connect to 4G LTE
Although cheaper products don’t tend to connect to the Web via 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology, Apple has made sure that all its mobile devices do just that. In fact, the company launched an iPad Mini last year that connected to 4G LTE networks when just about everyone thought it wouldn’t. If Apple did that with the iPad, expect it to follow the same route with the low-cost iPhone.
10The iPhone 5S Won’t Be Groundbreaking
The iPhone 5S, which will be Apple’s high-end product introduction this year, won’t be so much better than the cheaper option to warrant spending all that extra cash on it. Sure, the iPhone 5S will have a better processor, a nicer screen and nicer finishes, but it won’t be groundbreaking. That might be some consolation for some customers who don’t mind buying a slightly lower-end model when they can save some cash.
11You’re New to the Smartphone Game
The low-cost iPhone seems like a fine option for customers who are new to the smartphone game. After all, new entrants into the space won’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on a device and software platform they don’t know how to use. A low-cost iPhone 5 will offer outstanding functionality at a price that’s designed to appeal to flip-phone holdouts.