Speculation is building about Apple's plans for its next round of devices. CNET's Sumi Das and Josh Lowensohn sift through rumors swirling around the cost and features of a cheaper iPhone, possible size and screen updates to the iPad, and more.
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The Cupertino, Calif., giant needs to sell more devices in places like China, but its new "low-cost" iPhone may not be low enough.
Apple's Phil Schiller unveils the iPhone 5C, a cheaper polycarbonate model. The new iPhone will be available in five different colors and could prove to be popular in countries like China and India, where consumers buy handsets off-contract.
The iPhone 5C may be Siri-less and could replace the iPhone 4S at the low end of Apple's lineup, says Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.
A report citing worker abuse at Apple supplier Pegatron mentions rumored iPhone with plastic cover.
Word on the street is that the two supposed upcoming Apple smartphones will feature an array of colors -- from pink to green to gold.
After visiting the tech giant's Asian suppliers, a Jefferies analyst concludes that "preproduction issues" could cause mass production delays on the majority of Apple's mobile devices.
The head of one of Apple's suppliers says the phone will be more of a midrange product with a relatively high price tag.
Parts are being shipped out for a new, cheaper iPhone, according to a report from the China Times.
A less expensive iPhone could come in a choice of five colors and debut before the iPhone 5S, says Topeka Capital analyst Brian White.