Apple expands into low-end market with 1 iPhone while trying to set 'gold standard' with other

  • Article by: BARBARA ORTUTAY , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 10, 2013 - 6:55 PM

CUPERTINO, Calif. — For the first time since introducing the device that has reshaped technology and culture, Apple will offer two distinct versions of its latest iPhones — a cheaper model made of colorful plastic and another one that aims to be "the gold standard of smartphones" with a faster processor, fancier camera and fingerprint scanner for better security.

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jojoobooSep. 10, 13 1:53 PM

Is the screen still small? I couldn't care less about colors and such.

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jojoobooSep. 10, 13 1:54 PM

Color cases have always been an option so I'm not sure how having colorful iPhones is a breakthrough. Everyone I know puts their phone in a case from Day 1.

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marketerSep. 10, 13 2:07 PM

I'm glad they are the same size. Those pad size phones look like you are carrying a desert plate around.

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scubadoo68Sep. 10, 13 2:09 PM

The iPhone and iPad seem stodgy in comparison to some of the Samsung devices I've seen. They are a quality product but are much more proprietary than Androids which limits what you can do with them. No MicroSD. Still only 64GB max. Proprietary connector.

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d434478Sep. 10, 13 2:28 PM

Not having ANYTHING I-xxxx. Annoying closed architecture company. people lining up in the store for help b/c they are just...buying. Samsung all the way.

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beveryafraidSep. 10, 13 2:38 PM

B-o-r-i-n-g. The time to stop giving Apple front page news coverage on their new (to put it kindly) product launches has come. Apple is, sadly, no longer the company it was. Time to find something new to stand in line for.

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marketerSep. 10, 13 2:56 PM

"No MicroSD. Still only 64GB max. Proprietary connector." ...............Why would anyone need more capacity in this day and age of cloud storage. I actually saved money by buying a 16 gb last year. Everything i have is stored remotely and I can access it practically anywhere (even mid-Kansas in my car). 28K songs (12gb) and 35K photos. The connector cables are cheap.

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xtremerightSep. 10, 13 3:16 PM

"The new iPhones arrive at a time when rival phones from Samsung and other manufacturers are challenging Apple in the competitive smartphone market." Seems like this has been going on for 6-7 years, right?

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xtremerightSep. 10, 13 3:18 PM

Time for a right-click button and a back button, both physical buttons too.

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ginobambinoSep. 10, 13 3:25 PM

Staying with my superior Samsung Droid. The thinking persons phone.

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