NEW YORK CITY -- Price-sensitive consumers may be turned off by the $199 price tag of a Moto X with a two-year contract. But a cheaper version of the product is likely on the horizon.
In an interview with CNET Thursday, Motorola Mobility CEO Dennis Woodside said that the flagship Moto X is just one of many new devices coming out under the Moto X brand in the coming months.
Motorola announced the new flagship Moto X at an event here on Thursday. The company said the 16GB version of the device would be available with a two-year contract from … Read more
Future buyers of Apple's rumored low-cost iPhone can potentially find a host of cases awaiting them on Amazon.
Available for preorder, the Elago S5C Slim Fit 2 cases specifically list the iPhone 5C as part of their names. A few of the cases promise to be in stock on August 23, while others show a date of August 26. The regular cases sell for $9.99, while the editions that include a screen protector go for $24.99.Plastic packaging labeled iPhone 5C recently appeared on a Chinese discussion forum, providing a possible clue to the name of the … Read more
Proof of Apple's much-rumored, low-cost iPhone might have been revealed inadvertently in a new report.
Released today by watchdog group China Labor Watch, the report accuses Apple supplier Pegatron of several worker abuses, including safety violations, poor living conditions, and excessive overtime.
Page 11 of the 62-page report describes Pegatron as assembling cell phones and tablets for Apple. "Its assembled products include iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, and low-priced plastic iPhones," the report said.
The long, difficult day in the life of one factory worker is detailed further in the report. Page 28 describes that worker'… Read more
iPhone sales won't heat up until the December quarter after Apple unveils a low-cost model. At least, that's the forecast from analyst Gene Munster.
For June quarter results, which Apple reports on Tuesday, Munster expects iPhone sales of 26 million, on par with Wall Street projections. If accurate, that would match the number sold during the same quarter in 2012.
For the September quarter, the analyst anticipates iPhone sales of just 24 million, lower than the 26.9 million sold over the same period last year. That estimate assumes that the widely expected iPhone 5S ships during the … Read more
In need of a daily dose of rumors about future iPhones? Well, A Chinese-language blog claims the budget iPhone is on the way, while a Korean news outlet expects a version of the iPhone 5S with high-speed LTE.
Let's start with the most colorful rumor. Chinese tech blog lieyunwang claims -- via Brightwire -- that Hon Hai Precision (aka, Foxconn) has begun production of the entry-level iPhone, expected to be offered in several different colors.
What colors? A French site posted photos on Monday that claim to show the colorful back plates.
Meanwhile, the Chinese-language report states that the … Read more