Apple’s gang of anonymous sources are telling the New York Times and Bloomberg different stories about the company’s plans for a budget iPhone.
The Times story pointedly pokes a hole in the mini-iPhone rumor, writing “contrary to published reports, Apple is not currently developing a smaller iPhone.”
In the next paragraph, the Times backpedals a bit, adding the qualifier that Apple is not planning to release a smaller iPhone “any time soon.”
And then the Times cites another anonymous source who states the reason there won’t be a smaller iPhone at this time: “a smaller device would not necessarily be much cheaper to manufacture and because it would be more difficult to operate.”
So there you have it. Apple isn’t working on a smaller iPhone, unless it is.
Apple Is Weighing a Cheaper iPhone [The New York Times]