It was just a while ago when we heard the news about Apple’s Senior Vice President of Marketing, Phil Schiller, denying rumors of a cheaper iPhone in the works. Various media outlets including Reuters wrote about the story, which was based on a report from the Shanghai Evening News.


But for some reason, Reuters has retracted its story today saying that it has withdrawn the story headlined “Apple exec dismisses cheaper phone as a market share grab-report” because the Shanghai Evening News report was subsequently updated with substantial changes to its content.

We’re not sure what those “substantial changes” mean. But perhaps the original report was just too hard to translate. I checked on the original report yesterday and the Chinese to English translation was pretty hard to grasp. Nevertheless, I guess it is safe to speculate that Apple “might” still be interested in developing a cheaper iPhone for other markets. Take this will a grain of salt.

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