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Affordable iPhone leaks again: five colors and all plastic

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Affordable iPhone leaks again: five colors and all plastic
By now, you have heard and seen a lot of the upcoming affordable iPhone. This latest leak will not surprise you - instead it will cement your certainty about the existence of such a device.

An iPhone made out of plastic and coming in five vibrant colors has appeared in images from Taiwan, and you just have got to love the colors. Up until now, Nokia held a near-monopoly on color in smartphones, but Apple is now stepping in its territory with a red, yellow, white, blue and green versions of the affordable iPhone.

With its rounded corners and striking colors, the device looks a bit toyish. It carries the Apple logo on the back and just the name iPhone.

Additionally, images of the high-end Apple iPhone 5S, the rumored successor to the iPhone 5 have also been spotted. The iPhone 5S is made out of aluminum and looks almost exactly like its predecessor. The hardware though is said to have undergone another big updrage. The possible technical specifications of the iPhone 5S include a 4” IGZO display with the same 1136 x 640 pixel resolution, 2GB of RAM, a 12-megapixel camera and 4G LTE-Advanced support.

The images below should speak better than words, take a look.

source: Apple Daily via GSM Arena

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posted on 09 Jul 2013, 07:46 9

1. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Now that's a plasticity phone.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 08:30 7

11. KINGJUAN27 (Posts: 210; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)

Now that's so Lumia-ish!

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 09:45 4

24. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

They are copying NOKIA with colors

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 20:57 1

33. shamashu9 (Posts: 142; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)

samsung will sue apple for copying their plastic products

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 09:03 6

18. Daftama (Posts: 619; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

All you icarp fans were saying something about plastic hahaha

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 16:37 3

30. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

Plastic = cheap which is exactly the point with these affordable iPhones. S4 was suppose to be a premium device failed with cheap materials. Did I dumb it down enough?

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 09:16

22. grapeseed87 (Posts: 123; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)

It's like they are going back to the Feature phone design styles and the iPhone 3GS plastic-ky back.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 07:47 19

2. andro. (Posts: 1998; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

Between the new outer colours and iOS 7 turning all pinks and purples shades the iPhone is really starting to look like a girls fashion item,which I suppose has been the iphones main selling point anyhow.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 08:33 5

12. darkkjedii (Posts: 21216; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


posted on 09 Jul 2013, 09:05 3

19. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Shhhh now u have a cheap plastic phone. Get over it.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 11:15 2

27. darkkjedii (Posts: 21216; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Foot n mouth as usual. Apple has a cheap plastic phone. My note two is plastic, but not cheap. My ip5 is not cheap or plastic, it's top notch. Now you get over it fanboy

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 14:15

29. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

KICK my two foot in your MOUTH. who cares bout CHEAP PLASTIC or METAL type phone. your iPhone is not everyone can't afford a 700$ phone

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 16:46

31. darkkjedii (Posts: 21216; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Insert foot here :D

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 07:50 6

3. MC1123 (Posts: 1255; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

It will be funny if this plastic is the same with s4!! It only means that s4 is CHEAP!!!

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 09:06

20. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Its a iPhone my guess cost will be 500-600$

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 09:19 3

23. raunak (Posts: 507; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)

I can bet a thousand dollars this will feel far better than S4 in hand, because it's going to be unibody.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 08:02

5. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)

Please. No more plastic. We already have an over abundance of plastic being used within every industry all over the world that virtually everyone uses. The cellphone industry is completely different and it deserves to use no plastic materials because it is...well, the cellphone industry of course.

John B.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 08:15 3

6. jedpatrickdatu (Posts: 167; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)

Plastic is the best material for cellphones as it allows signals to pass through it and is relatively sturdy and cheap. Metal, on the other hand, mostly blocks these waves and are more expensive. Sometimes both plastic and metal are used to solve the signal problem while providing a luxurious metallic feel to the phone, but you can't completely remove plastic.

Also remember that there is a distinction between cheapish plastic, like in the Galaxy S4, and premium plastic, like in the Lumia 920.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 08:53

14. axbog (Posts: 21; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)

tell it to the HTC One. I see no wave blockage there.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 09:07 3

21. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Don't forget too tell HTC too update their phone.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 10:21

25. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)

I hope you picked up on my sarcasm. I have never seen so much negative emphasis towards Polycarbonate based products in any industry as the cellphone market. It actually becomes counter-productive in consumer advocacy for this simple reason:

The weakest link of any device regardless of prestige, elegance, popularity and price is the battery. I would celebrate any manufacture that can design a phone with the finest materials possible yet keep the accessibilty to the most commonly failed component in an electronic device. I'm not willing to waste an insurance claim on a failed battery. Other issues can happen within the two year contract that deserve more relevance.

Until then, people are willing to compromise common sense in exchange for aesthetics.

John B.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 08:17 2

7. Troysyx (Posts: 177; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)

It looks like what would happen if Jelly Belly made a phone...

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 08:19 1

8. byazatt (Posts: 269; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)

I respect taste and preference, but why would I want to afford this?

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 08:23 1

9. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Where's black color?

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 11:25 2

28. PK1983 (Posts: 215; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)

Black is only for people rich enough to afford a real iphone.
I know this sounds like I am trollin' but Apple admitted they want to keep black to the high end iphones.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 08:23

10. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 408; Member since: 24 May 2011)

White. All rest look too gaudy.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 08:39 2

13. Credo (Posts: 748; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)

Apple scared of Windows Phone gaining market share ......


posted on 09 Jul 2013, 08:55

15. Sondae (Posts: 279; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)

Well if the price is right i sure like to eperience IOS.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 08:57

16. jonartpop (Posts: 176; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)

I think it would be $200 more expensieve than 32GB ipod touch for unlocked version, which is not pretty affordable for developing country. But who knows.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 09:01 1

17. Jayzee (Posts: 22; Member since: 30 Mar 2013)

Not to be an Android fan but the colors of the iPod touch 5G is so much better than this GENERIC LOOKING iPhone. They are like creating a rip-off of the Nokia Lumia which is way better on selecting colors.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 10:38 1

26. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

next thing we know it. Apple is going TOO PATENT the COLOR DESIGN SCHEME

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 18:38 1

32. persikon (Posts: 29; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)

That's weird, suddenly I want to eat some Skittles... XD

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 22:55

34. DarkShadow (Posts: 51; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)

wow let see those apple fan will say about these new phones ,so l can call them hypocrites!!!

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 05:13

35. sam.7 (Posts: 68; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)

oh....! come on..still my nokia asha 501 build quality and finish is far more better than these cheap iphones! and moreover the colours?? :O seems like they are inspired by Nokia's rainbow range of colours! apple stop copying..

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