Apple could unveil iPhone Mini this summer, says analyst

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Apple could unveil iPhone Mini this summer, says analyst

Is an iPhone Mini due out this year?

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An iPhone Mini priced at $330 in China would provide a healthy shot in the arm to Apple ‘s Chinese smartphone sales, according to Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty.

A low-priced iPhone would add another 20 percent to the 10 percent Chinese market share currently addressed by the iPhone 5, the analyst said toda. Smartphone prices are starting to stabilize in China, which will open up the market for such a phone. But a deal with China Mobile is also key.

Apple currently sells the iPhone to Chinese consumers through China Unicom and China Telecom. The company has been trying to cook up a deal with China Mobile, the country’s largest carrier, but has run into stumbling blocks.

Still, the analyst sees China Mobile as a major contributor to the growth of the iPhone , citing a few different factors. First, Apple would launch a new Mini model. Second, legislation for TD-LTE licenses and number portability could p… [Read more]

Apple could unveil iPhone Mini this summer, says analyst

Apple could unveil iPhone Mini this summer, says analyst

Apple could unveil iPhone Mini this summer, says analyst

Apple could unveil iPhone Mini this summer, says analyst

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