Apple to Release 8GB iPhone 5s in Emerging Markets Soon: Report
A new report has emerged online claiming that Apple is planning to release an 8GB version of the iPhone 5s for price conscious buyers in emerging markets.
Citing a source from the supply chain, TechOne3 states that the Cupertino is set to release the 8GB iPhone 5s in December, to fill the gap left behind with the discontinuation of the iPhone 5c.
“Apple is in development to once again capture the mid-range market with launching the Apple iPhone 5s 8GB variant this year,” the source told TechOne3. “The new variant will go on sale especially in the emerging markets, mainly India and China, as early as December.”
Apple released the iPhone 5s back in September 2013, alongside the iPhone 5c. The iPhone 5s is currently the cheapest iPhone option available in the market, and will be the last iPhone to sport a 4-inch screen unless Apple announces another phone with a smaller screen size.
The report doesn’t reveal the price of the new iPhone 5s, though it suggests the phone would cost a few bucks more than the official price of the 16GB variant of the iPhone 5c. The specifications and design of the 8GB iPhone 5s will be the same as the original device, except the native storage, of course.
The 16GB iPhone 5s is currently priced at Rs. 33,000 (around $498 USD) in India, so you should expect the 8Gb variant to cost less than that.