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New Low-Cost iPhone to Enter Mass Production in February

  • New model will look similar to 2017’s iPhone 8 with Touch ID
  • Apple expected to launch the 4.7-inch phone as early as March
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Apple Prepping A New Low-Cost iPhone
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Apple Inc. suppliers plan to begin assembling a new low-cost iPhone in February, people familiar with the plan said, as the company looks to address a wider swath of the global smartphone market ahead of its 5G handsets later this year.

The Cupertino, California-based company is expected to officially unveil the new phone as early as March, one person familiar with its road map said. The assembly work for the new handset will be split among Hon Hai Precision Industry, Pegatron Corp. and Wistron Corp., the people added.