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CNET Update: Why Apple would make a cheaper iPhone

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CNET Update: Why Apple would make a cheaper iPhone

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Reports indicate that Apple's next iPhone will come out this summer, while its also working on a plastic iPhone. And Bridget Carey explains the future of HD Voice as the cell phone turns 40.

Will plastic I -- these -- here's hot gadget I'm Bridget Carey and -- Our company well summer vacation could mean standing in line for the next iPhone. More reports are swirling that Apple's planning to launch annex I found some -- in this summer but it's more than just that. The Wall Street Journal please report also backs the rumor that Apple is working on a cheaper version of -- -- on. And it could be -- -- plastic if you're wondering why Apple would ever make it cheap version of its iconic high quality status symbol following. It could be to target the growing prepaid market. People just wanna pay for the phone without eating into a two year contract it also could be for emerging markets and other countries mattered to me anymore affordable phones. The streaming music service -- is getting into them video business with CEO -- it's a store for buying renting and sharing movies and TV shows with friends. At first only subscribers to -- can try out this video version. And has thousands of titles if you're unfamiliar with our -- it's similar to Spotify and that there's a free ad supported version for listening to music on demand. Or paying ten dollars a month. Gives -- that Billy to listen without ads on a Smartphone. Good news for his sisters -- ever bottom vinyl record on -- Amazon you can now get the digital copy for free stored in your Amazon cloud player library. It's part of Amazon's new -- -- service. Amazon first offered Otto -- for people who bought CDs and now it also applies for -- records. Here's a -- trivia and today's round that the first cell phone call with me. Forty years ago on -- -- -- phone in New York but the first commercial text message was sent twenty years ago. And too many video chatting became a feature on cell phones in year ten years ago believe it or not. Of course -- tech is much more reliable now -- Skype and face time. So what the next advancement for communication. Expect to hear more about each teen boy east it HDTV makes far sharper picture than HD -- sharper sound. People with sound more like their natural voice and -- less interference. It's already used in Europe but it's just coming out now in the US. Team outlook says it's iPhone 5 will have HD voice -- T and sprint can't come out HE -- sometime this year. But don't expect -- calls to suddenly sound better when it launches. You first to have -- the new -- phones that can handle HD voice and then it'll only work if you're on the same network. That means if you're on eighteen T you have to be talking to someone else with it HD voice down on -- T. But there is good news if you -- at a call it's still wholly believable to say hold on he -- -- breaking out. That's your tech news update you can -- beat out at the blog cnet.com slash update from march in New York. -- -- hearing and.
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