Cupertino, California-based Apple Inc. is reportedly working on a miniature version of the popular iPhone in order to compete with the Android mobile platform. The information comes from Bloomberg, who cites “people who have been briefed on the plans.” The device is said to be smaller and will become available for cheaper once it’s released.
In addition, the miniature iPhone is rumored to work on various wireless networks, according to an individuals who has seen a prototype of the device. Apple CEO Steve Jobs is reportedly still involved in making decisions about this device despite his current health condition.
Furthermore, Apple is considering selling the device in question for just $200 without forcing users to sign a two-year service agreement. The device is said to utilize components such as processor and display used in the existing version of the iPhone in order to reduce the price.
According to the report, Apple would allow customers to choose their own carrier and the respective plans through a modified version of iOS. Unfortunately, there’s no indication as to when exactly this miniature version of the iPhone will become available. If anything, the project could be scraped at the last minute. Apple is known for developing new products that never get released.
We’ll definitely keep our eyes and ears open for more information and will update as soon as learn new details.