Could This Be Apple’s Budget-Priced Plastic iPhone?


Rumors of Apple finally adding some variety to its iPhone lineup and introducing a more affordable alternative to its flagship model have been following the company for months. We’ve heard plenty of theories about just when such a model might be released, as well as speculation as to the steps Apple would take to minimize cost. A lot of that talk has focused on the idea of the heavy use of plastic for the handset’s materials. Now we get the chance to see what Apple’s design could actually look like, upon the release of a picture supposedly depicting this budget iPhone’s rear casing.

Even with the front and all its internals missing, this component still offers plenty of insights into what might be expected from the phone. For instance, while it seems that this iPhone would go back to the old size 3.5-inch screen, the handset’s dimensions are slightly larger than an iPhone 4S.

There’s also the possibility that this phone could be available in multiple colors, like an iPod; beyond black and white, red, yellow, and blue have been mentioned.

While that color bit is a little out of character for Apple, the pic here itself looks plausible enough. We probably won’t know for several months to come, but there’s a chance this really could be how that rumored budget iPhone could end up arriving.

Source: Tactus
Via: Engadget

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