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Apple iPhone discounts fuel rumors on next iPhone
 
Retaining the iPhone's 3.5-inch screen year after year means less work for developers, and a less-buggy experience for users.
Retaining the iPhone's 3.5-inch screen year after year means less work for developers, and a less-buggy experience for users.
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Tech bloggers reported Thursday that Apple retail stores had begun matching iPhone discounts offered by major carriers and retailers, fueling speculation that the company is gearing up for a September launch of the next incarnation of the blockbuster smartphone, the iPhone 5. That could mean buyers can get an iPhone 4S for as little as $150, or an iPhone 4 for $50. Apple CEO Tim Cook says iPhone sales growth has been slowing thanks to all the iPhone 5 rumors, because people are putting off purchases to wait for the "next big thing."

 

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