Get Started

Best Parental Control Solution for Your Family Devices

Start Free Trial

The $99 iPhone - To Be or Not To Be

SUREN on December 11, 2008

 The rumor mills have been on overdrive about a possible low-end iPhone sold through WalMart for Christmas this year. Priced at $99, the claim is that Apple is planning to reintroduce the 4 GB model to try an capture a whole new segment of value shoppers during the holiday season.

BoyGenius, who broke the story, writes:

We just got a tip that in addition to the iPhone 3G actually making its way to Walmart, as we exclusively told you, there will be a 4GB model priced at $99 with a 2-year agreement. We're not putting our stamp of approval behind this one just yet as the tipster isn't listed in our Guide to respected Ninjas handbook, but it does make you think, doesn't it?

Certainly does make you think about what Apple and Jobs must be thinking. Personally, I think the iPhone still has that premium feel to it. However, clones are coming up all over the place and the iPhone is still coming out tops in match-ups. A $99 smartphone would be a pre-emptive strike that would shake the fundamentals justifying the R&D investments that Apple's competitors are making. Or, perhaps, Steve really believes that getting an iPhone into the hands of every single person that craves one is the goal, and what is lost in immediate profits can be made up in subscription revenue sharing.

Tags :

Recent Blogs

How Instagram Tries to Nudge Users Away From Excessive Use - Does it Work?

As evidenced by increases in app downloads, app earnings, and smartphone penetration over the last five years, mobile application usage seems to be on the rise. The smartphone has managed to take up even more of our time. However, usage does not distribute evenly across types of mobile apps. Social

Online Safety Across Generations

For the first time in history, technology has become an integral part of three whole generations. This includes seniors, adult parents and their children. Technology’s reach can be largely owed to its easy adaptability and low cost availability. The good news is that this penetration is a global phe

The Best Gift for Parents? Parental Control Software

Talking to parents about their kids’ online lives is one of the job perks at Cyberwise. It’s always interesting to hear firsthand what parents worry about most when it comes to their kids and screens. Invariably, it’s this: screen time.One evening, while delivering a parent presentation at a school

Best iPhone Parental Control Software 2019

Protect Young Eyes is one of the most popular blogs helping kids and teens to stay safe from the dangers lurking on portable internet-ready devices. They released unbiased results after exhaustively testing and analyzing 13 parental control solutions available on the market today.  Qustodio, Circle,

The Importance of Media Literacy: A Parent’s Guide

We tend to put ‘the media’ under a single umbrella. In reality, however, not all media is the news media! The media encompasses books, films, music, TV shows, video games, magazines, podcasts, social media, newspapers, music videos, web forums, newsletters, and much much more.While we’re all aware o