Cheaper Apple iPhone might have U.S. built chassis and see-through design
Another rumor has the chassis for the low-priced Apple iPhone being made from plastic and metal while a "special design" will allow the metal parts from the inside of the phone to be seen through the see-through nature of the chassis. The sources say that the upstream components are currently being validated and the low-price variant of the Apple iPhone is expected to launch in the second half of this year.
1. JunkCreek (Posts: 406; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
With the premium price, we get "peace" hardware specs. SO if we get cheaper price, we may get "please" hardware specs?
17. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3135; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Forget about that!!
Apple's about to bring a naked iPhone...i'm hearing the ring of the word 'innovation' already.
And not to forget "Time's design of the year" award already nominated for it.
But seriously? Plastic chassis?? That's like drop-crack-pieces...
18. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)
There will not be any cheaper iPhone because its against Apple's religion.
15. abdane (Posts: 484; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
no, it will be same screen size... but revamped and revolutionary... magical... all those bulls**t ^_^
3. blackice214 (Posts: 164; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)
How about you save your money and buy an Xperia Z.
5. ckoch125 (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Because this will prob be half the rice of the z. It is aimed at emerging markets.
8. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Emerging markets have far better options than this upcoming crap because emerging markets is all about larger screens.
21. darkkjedii (Posts: 14742; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
There's to a phone than the screen size. Lets just wait n see. There may not even b one dude
24. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
But in the segment that's being called "Cheap" it's the screen size that does matter as everyone wants to get screens as big as note or SIII even if it comes from zopomobiles they don't care provided it's priced < $250 (no contracts here)
14. MrJerry (Posts: 402; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)
Sony was Great
And still ok but not that Great than before
This is the fact
And you know Sony did many things what Apple has been doing now
For example Very Expensive arrogant products with not anymore surprized normal products
Now Sony has been changing the thing I can feel that but they cant make me buy their stuffs
I really dont know
There is somethig missing...
4. ckoch125 (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
So it will have specs lower than the 3GS how are they going to update it? I can only imagine the fanboys crying if it doesn't get updated and the fragmentation coming out.nthen again it would just be a watered down version like the 4 and 3GS got.
6. wendygarett (unregistered)
I guess it's only available in US since it's US based, and Apple will never produce much cheap phone for us like what nexus 4 did... Lucky American... Sad :(
7. cripton805 (Posts: 1133; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
I thini this is good for Apple. I hope Apple does well and they stop their Monopoly ways and holding back innovation.
Once Apple drops more and people start switching more and more to Android, we will all say hello to NFC in a much larger scale in the US.
Remember what I said people. I will come back to say I told you so^^^
10. someones4 (Posts: 622; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)
well, there you go. the elitist company offers cheap, plastic phones. the irony of it all.
19. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
iNNOVATIVE Ironic (Plastic) Phones & Iconic (Metal) Phones. Expect few patents on Plastic now.
12. thunderbolt (Posts: 76; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)
Is Apple going to compete against Asha & Bipasha phones of Nokia with these rumoured plastic phones? See throug? Reminds me of something else ...
13. tiara6918 (Posts: 1910; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
The "see-through nature of the chassis" might make the cheaper iPhone look like a toy or a cheap knock-off
16. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)
Hmmm..cheap apple phone probably will have 2010 specs ....
20. Ameliahunter (Posts: 26; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)
Didn't Apple say they weren't going to release any cheap iPhones? I thought I read that somewhere...
23. Fallout09 (Posts: 421; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Cheap phones.... No. They like to think of them as "Value Phones".
22. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)
My favorite color is clear!!! :D *licks window*
25. jsdechavez (Posts: 708; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
Cheaper iPhone: DOESN'T HAVE A CASE! haha