Apple to debut 3 new iPhone models this summer?

“Taiwan Economic News reported on Wednesday [that] Apple plans to diversify its iPhone product line in order to widen its reach in the mobile phone market,” Joseph Lee reports for The Financial Post.

“The new models will adopt a smaller, plastic casing… Other reports even suggest the possibility of a 5 megapixel camera, video recording and playback and an FM radio tuner,” Lee reports.

MacDailyNews Take: In some quarters, the quixotic quest for a built-in FM radio will never die.

Lee continues, “One of the three new models won’t offer 3G support… The new models will weigh between 110 and 120 grams [and] offer a 2.8-inch screen, rather than the 3.5-inch screen currently offered on the iPhone.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “John B in Montreal” for the heads up.]

49 Comments

  1. “One of the three new models won’t offer 3G support… The new models will weigh between 110 and 120 grams, much lighter than the 135-gram weight of the current one. It will also offer a 2.8-inch screen…”

    The iPhone Nano is coming! Maybe the low end is unlocked and the high end still locked?

  2. Now who’s interested in the “news” inventions of a taiwanese newspaper? Let alone suggesting that shrinking the iphones display size would be feasible or even what apple would do is completely moronic.

  3. re: quit reading after “FM radio tuner”

    ditto. clearly the writer doesn’t have a clue about Apple or the market. seriously
    I’m surprised they didn’t “report” that Apple will add a real QWERTY keyboard and a two button mouse to the iPhone…

  4. FM radio? Gimme a break.

    Add one of those hand cranks for power, too.

    I’d love an iPhone with NO camera, actually ANY decent phone, everything else. If I want to take pictures, I’ll carry a real camera.

  5. I’m very surprised that there isn’t more negative reaction to the “rumors” circulating that the screen size will be reduced by 20%…not only will it suck for video and web surfing, but presumably for typing as well…unless they add a real keyboard…hmmm

  6. iPhone Shuffle, anyone?

    Hehehe!!!

    “The smallest cell phone in the market, at the size of a quarter”

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  7. They are not going to shrink the iPhone display, at least not across all models. There might be an iPhone Air version that is slimmed down, but why degrade the user experience across the board for web surfing and other display hungry activities that make the iPhone stand out relative to its wannabe peers?

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