“Apple will roll out a low-cost version of the iPhone for China and other emerging markets in the second half of 2013, according to supply-chain sources,” Cage Chao and Steve Shen report for DigiTimes.

“Some sources claimed that they have seen the sample of the low-cost iPhone, which will come with a larger display, meeting the prevailing trend for the adoption of 5-inch displays for high-end models,” Chao and Shen report. “They added that the low-priced iPhone will also have a brand new exterior design.”

Chao and Shen report, “Growing sales of the iPad mini, particularly in China and other emerging markets, may have served as an impetus for Apple to roll out a low-cost iPhone…”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Jax44" for the heads up.]