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Leaked photos show assembled Apple iPhone Lite

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Leaked photos show assembled Apple iPhone Lite
We've seen pictures of what has been called the shell belonging to the low-cost Apple iPhone. The device, dubbed the Apple iPhone Lite, is expected to be shipped to emerging markets to compete with red-hot low priced phones like the Nokia Lumia 520. Now, we have a series of pictures originating from case manufacturer TACTUS that allegedly reveals an assembled model of the iPhone Lite.

Comparing the iPhone Lite to the Apple iPhone 5, we can see that Apple will keep a 4 inch screen on the cheaper version of the phone. We've seen different colored shells which means that buyers of the handset will have different options to choose from. According to the source behind the pictures, the volume and mute buttons on each unit will match the color of the shell. At 9mm thick, the iPhone Lite is 1.5mm thicker than the Apple iPhone 5, and is 120mm wide.

Check out the fully assembled Apple iPhone Lite by viewing the slideshow below.


Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: TACTUS via Techkiddy

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posted on 25 Jul 2013, 01:21 17

1. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)


It Looks like the cheapest plastic i've ever seen on a phone !!! .....now i really feel lik laughing lik my Picture .....(Giggle) ....

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 01:26 3

2. Topcat488 (Posts: 1173; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Very glossy, very shiney, kids like shiney...

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 08:43 2

33. omarr (banned) (Posts: 149; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


Get a life and look at your shiny and pathetic galaxy phone

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 08:44

34. omarr (banned) (Posts: 149; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


Get a life and look at your shiny and pathetic galaxy phone

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 08:45

35. omarr (banned) (Posts: 149; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


Get a life and look at your shiny and pathetic galaxy phone

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 16:55

41. Airforce (Posts: 63; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)


This is FCUKING TRASH...PLEASE...i prefer to save up nd buy myself a real iphonne 5s than this TRASHY LITE VERSION...am Sure SteveJobs is REGRETTING HE DIED EARLY...Cook is doing a very stupid job at continuing the legacy of Jobs

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 01:47 4

4. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


It looks like a KIRF product from China to me

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 02:13 9

7. PunyPoop (Posts: 741; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


nope. This is better than Samsung's plastic phones ;)

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 02:50 12

11. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Its full plastic even a child can tell you the s4 is not full plastic.

As you can clearly see here it is metal between glass and a plastic back plate.

http://hi-techallinone.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/samsung-galaxy-s4-base-macro.jpg

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 03:05 5

13. Commentator (Posts: 2494; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


"Even the silver band around the sides, which is obviously supposed to look like metal, is plastic."
-The Verge's Galaxy S 4 Review

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 05:10 6

23. AnTuTu (Posts: 972; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


No matter what you guys say but

S4 ----> The best smartphone till date and

Samsung -----> The king of smartphones.

Coming from an owner of S4 and Note 2.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 05:34 5

24. Commentator (Posts: 2494; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


"Coming from an owner of S4 and Note 2."

Well golly, what reason should we have to believe you're opinion isn't biased?!

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 07:34 1

30. darkkjedii (Posts: 12624; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


LMAOOOOO exactly. At least own one from each platform like I do. Ip5, and note2. I tried the s4, but felt the note was better

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 10:54

38. tedkord (Posts: 5264; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I thought you sold your Note and bought an S4? Maybe I'm thinking of someone else.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 21:43

42. darkkjedii (Posts: 12624; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


No you're thinking of me Ted. I felt the note 2 was more complete.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 05:41

25. phoneguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 08 Jan 2009)


They did a really good job at faking you out. The s4 is full plastic. Just took one apart yesterday. The bezel is faux metal. Even a child could figure that out. :)

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 03:49

21. MrKoles (Posts: 330; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


hmm...nope

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 07:44

31. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6736; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


U mean very cheap. Hahaha.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 08:11 1

32. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Look away, I'm hideous!

posted on 28 Jul 2013, 20:25

47. lsaez (Posts: 2; Member since: 28 Jul 2013)


Fake..!!, this Phone is from... ( Techdy Company ), search in youtube: iPhone Light video leaked (cheap iPhone), and search: New Low Cost Plastic iPhone by Apple - New Budget iPhone Leaked.

Sorry..!! jojojojojo....

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 01:43 7

3. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3024; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Compare with 520?
B¡tch please!!
For all i know, the cheap iPhone will cost somewhere around $300 or more.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 02:01 2

5. rodkurt (Posts: 128; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


next time your child demands an Iphone at least you could buy them this plastic

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 02:02 1

6. ScottSchneider (Posts: 323; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


Now we can all call it iPlastic... No more bashing only Samsung... But I remember Phil talking about never making any cheap iPhones... Those Cheap iCEO's and iMarketing Heads...

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 02:21

8. Antonyjoseph (Posts: 215; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)


Ha! Ha! Apple's iGalaxy phone.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 02:51

12. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)


What will they say next year when the s5 is sporting a full metal body?

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 06:25

27. NexusPhan (Posts: 541; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


I really really hope it doesn't. Metal in a phone is just a terrible idea. Poly-carbonate uni-body is where it's at. Now I just need to find a phone I like that has one :/

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 02:22 4

9. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4167; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Difference between Samsung and Apple is that Apple is marketing this as a budget iphone so obviously it'll be made out of plastic while Samsung continues to use plastic for their flagship devices and aren't being marketed as budget phones.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 03:39 1

19. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Exactly. +1 Mxy!

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 04:04 3

22. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1057; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


Marketing it as budget but charging as a mid ranger may not be the smartest thing of the world.
And Apple is going to lose a lot of brand recognition on the way with those iToys.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 07:07 1

28. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Will people wait in line for days to buy a plastic phone? I'm guessing yes for the first iteration, then when they realize there's really nothing spectacular about it, fascinations will die out and all will return to normal.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 05:59 2

26. tedkord (Posts: 5264; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Because polycarbonate not only keeps the weight down, it also doesn't scratch/bend aluminum and doesn't interfere with radio waves like aluminum. In every way it is a better product than aluminum for phone construction.

Samsung markets the Galaxy S4 as a top of the line device based on what it does. And compared to the iPhone 5, it is top of the line.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 02:24

10. illusionmist (Posts: 126; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)


Quality looks pretty bad compared to the other leaked ones. My gut tells me this is probably a "KIRF" some Chinese phone maker came up with.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 03:10

14. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 267; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


Looks atrocious. Must be fake.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 03:19

15. aditya.k (Posts: 482; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


That watermark!

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 03:20 1

16. Commentator (Posts: 2494; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


The Apple logo is sitting lower on the back than any previous iPhone. Not that this is proof of fraud or anything, but it should be taken into consideration

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 03:21

17. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


iPlastic Lite.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 03:26

18. piyath (Posts: 152; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


iPlastic garbage..

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 03:40

20. BillyBoy (Posts: 27; Member since: 01 Jul 2013)


Wellcome to ToysRus! Good for 10 years old girls and boys

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 09:21

37. PunyPoop (Posts: 741; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


Like... you?? I don't get it

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 07:11

29. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Retro iPhone? Apple making what the OG and 3GS should have been?

It actually doesn't look as bad as I was expecting, but the key factor will be pricing. I'll say it here and now, Apple will overprice it, thereby defeating the purpose. People will buy it regardless due to it being "new" but their image will take a hit from this. After looking at this, it's hard to equate Apple as only focusing on quality, this looks like nothing more than a market share/money grab.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 08:51 1

36. omarr (banned) (Posts: 149; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


Ok guys so everybody wants a cheap iphone that costs $300 , you are bashing this iphone and calling it iPlastic , so you want a phone that costs $300 and made from titanium and carbon fiber ??? Get a life people

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 12:48

39. c.sanchez (Posts: 16; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


More like iPhone 5 + 3GS= iPhone Lite

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 13:20

40. Kayle (banned) (Posts: 40; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)


HAHAH that looks like garbage

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 22:09

44. darkkjedii (Posts: 12624; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Get out the mirror

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 21:53 1

43. OnlyiPhone (unregistered)


I like the design and plastic doesn't bother me it's more durable then glass and most smartphones are already made out of plastic nobody seems to care that the top of the line phones from other manufactures are made with plastic and they still selling them for $600 or more.

posted on 28 Jul 2013, 16:17

45. WalPhone (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Jul 2013)


Personally i think its a Wonderful Idea, Imagine the College Student low on cash but wanting an iPhone.

Bash all you want Samsung Lovers, Part of you must be Very Curious to be looking at the iPhone5 Lite or whatever they are going to call it. Other wise, you wouldn't be here and we wouldn't have the entertainment value of you making fools of your selves.

posted on 28 Jul 2013, 20:23

46. lsaez (Posts: 2; Member since: 28 Jul 2013)


Fake..!!, this Phone is from... ( Techdy Company ), search in youtube: iPhone Light video leaked (cheap iPhone), and search: New Low Cost Plastic iPhone by Apple - New Budget iPhone Leaked.

Sorry..!! jojojojojo....

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