New York Times

More affordable iPhones may speed "mainstreaming" of mobile Net radio

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 12:00pm
Apple's new iPhone 4S
 
Apple may not have unveiled a radical new iPhone model yesterday, but analysts say the company's new lower prices are a bold step. In addition to the new iPhone 4S ($200-400), Apple will also offer the previous-generation iPhone 4 starting at $100 and the now two-generations-old iPhone 3GS for free.
 
The new range of prices, writes the New York Times, will help put iPhones in more people's hands and better compete with Android. ZDNet agrees, writing that "Apple hit every price point to appeal to emerging markets as well as mainstream cost-conscious folks."
 
Perhaps more importantly for Internet radio, the new prices could very well help make mobile web radio a mainstream medium.
 
Bringing the iPhone 4 and 4S to Sprint -- in addition to AT&T and Verizon -- should help expand Apple's reach as well.
 
You can find the New York Times' coverage here and ZDNet's analysis here
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