As we know Apple had launched iPad mini to compete with Amazon Kindle Fire and Nexus 7. Now we came to know that Apple is planning to launch cheap iPhone to compete with cheap Android phones. According to Business Insider, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has predicted that Apple will launch unsubsidized $200 iPhone in 2014. This is a great news for middle class iPhone lovers who are unable to purchase iPhone 5 due to its high cost. As we know Gene Munster has a good track record of predicting Apple related news, so it is expected that Apple will launch cheap iPhone in 2014.
If the prediction comes true, then you will be able to buy iPhone only for $200. The most important thing is that you can buy cheap iPhone without any contract. As we know iPad mini comes with 7.9‑inch screen while the new iPad includes 9.7‑inch, so it is expected that the screen size of the low cost iPhone will be smaller than the screen size of iPhone 5. You should note that iPhone 5 launch is the most successful iPhone launch in the history of Apple. It features A6 processor, 4-inch display, 1.2MP FaceTime camera, iOS 6, Siri, 8MP iSight camera, 1GB RAM, and 9-pin dock connector. You have to pay $199 to buy 16GB iPhone 5, $299 to buy 32GB iPhone 5 and $399 to buy 64GB iPhone 5 with a two-year contract.
As we know Android phones are available at a very low price. If the cheap iPhone costs $200, then it will be a great competitor of cheap Android phones. Still no word from Apple regarding the launch date of unsubsidized $200 iPhone. We have to consider it as rumor until the official announcement. If you are not able to buy iPhone 5 due to its high cost, then you have to wait until 2014 to buy the cheap unsubsidized iPhone that will cost around $200.