Phone Arena reports unconfirmed information that a poor man’s iPhone might be on the way to emerging markets, mentioning China and India. Who says it isn’t to be expected in Nigeria and Kenya too? That is, if the report is true.
More specifically, we are looking at an 8 GB model of the iPhone 5s, according to the report.
If the report is true, then it means that Apple realises too that the bottom of the pyramid cannot completely be ignored. How much cheaper an iPhone 5s 8 GB will cost is another matter entirely. We must not forget that the “budget” 5c was a sales disaster.
What do you think? How well do you think such a device will sell in emerging markets?
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