Edition Gizmochina, citing informed sources reported Apple’s plans to release conditionally cheap smartphone with Touch ID. According to reports, initially the machine will be targeted at the Chinese market. In Cupertino hope that the cheap smartphone will help to increase sales and to oust competitors.
Sources say that Apple is strongly dissatisfied with the visible decline of iPhone sales in China. The company has noticed that Chinese users rarely use the rest of the Face ID feature. Sources claim that all this prompted Apple to think about the release of the relative cheap device with Touch ID. While it is likely that the cupertinos will not return to the smartphone Home button. Instead, the fingerprint sensor can be embedded in the display.
According to experts of the analytical company China Xintong Institute, the price of the new Apple smartphone will be from the range of 4,000 yuan (about 580 USD). Experts note that now the most popular in China used machines in this price segment.
It is expected that the official announcement of iPhone with Touch ID will be part of special events this fall.