Leaked stills show a side view of the Apple iPhone Lite along with the front panel
Another picture showing the front panel of the device indicates that there won't be much of a change in the dimensions of the phone from the Apple iPhone 5, which means we are looking at the same 4 inch glass that is on the current version of the iPhone.
The Apple iPhone Lite is expected to be made available in emerging markets where the majority of consumers cannot afford the Apple iPhone 5. Last week, we told you that Jefferies' analyst Peter Misek estimates that the phone will cost $300-$400 which would make it more of a mid-range model. At that price, cheap Android and Windows Phone 8 models would be undercutting the price of the iPhone Lite, making the latter uncompetitive in emerging markets.
Apple iPhone Lite
source: USwitch via @srcleaks
1. aztaxia12295 (Posts: 266; Member since: 22 Nov 2009)
Looks flimsy, the front panel is not aligned with the shell. Yikes.
2. amiaq (Posts: 497; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)
Apple the new Huawei!!! Anyway, they have models that suit the old and rich, and the very young and cheap.
3. HeWhoDoesNothing (Posts: 157; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)
So it is official. Apple is doing this. For real. Really. It is happening. Apple...
4. toondewachter (Posts: 53; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)
This phone is not intended for emerging markets with this nano sim card slot...
I think it is to replace the iPhone 4S as the cheapest model once the iPhone 5S or 6 is out, since the 4S doesn't have a 4 inch screen, doesn't have the hardware to offer airdrop, doesn't have the lightning connector, ...
The iPhone 4S is 'the old generation' iPhones. I think Apple created this phone to make the transition to the newer generation quicker.
If my assumptions turn out to be correct though, that means it's going to hurt people with the 4S a lot...
8. MrMagoo (Posts: 12; Member since: 28 Jun 2013)
I don't think this phone is real as I read in GSMArena, but if it exist and your statement is right, I can tell you as a iPhone 4S owner... It hurts :(
14. joey_sfb (Posts: 3142; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
iPhone 4s is ancient history in Apple timeline. They want everyone to upgrade and the old dock to disappear so hardware manufacturers have to pay new licenses for their new dock to be included in their new hardware design. Good thing they are not buying into Apple scheme and choose bluetooth instead.
5. darkkjedii (Posts: 12409; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Smart move apple diversify your portfolio, broaden your brand, and reach more consumers. Kudos...
6. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
do you need to raw raw apple at everyturn? if this article was about android, phandroids don't come runnin in with such raw raw ridiculousness. Seriously, appleites are such fanboys, i think it's why so many of us dislike apple and their fans so much (arrogance and blatant ra rawisms).
Sorry sith, phandroids don't raw raw Google like appleites do so with apple. Its like they need justification for the crappel they go suckered in to
9. darkkjedii (Posts: 12409; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Nope you're right, cuz they're too busy trolling apple related articles...being dumba$$e$. Oh, and one more thing........I'm not a sith.
13. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6690; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
That's what he does every article.
15. darkkjedii (Posts: 12409; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
And what do you do every article, other than put your foot in your mouth, and comment like a fool.
17. daddysbeenabadgirl (Posts: 157; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
What a moronic hypocrite. Nobody trolls or has a bigger woody for Apple articles than darkkjedii. He's so blind he fails to see the multiple people who have called him out, yet he calls others trolls and fanboys. It's always his same lame excuse because he has no real reason for his multipe ignorant and unintelligent c omments...talk about pathetic =D
19. loyals (Posts: 129; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)
whats wrong in appreciation, if its good ? if android release something , you ppl go crazy and comment like as if its some gals pic. if a proper apple thing comes , you just hate because you cant accept the fact that apple is getting better n better everyday?
20. darkkjedii (Posts: 12409; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Dude who the hell cares man? I mean really dude, who cares? We can argue all day about this crap, ya know. I'm gonna be the bigger person, let you have you victory by giving you the last word...I'm done with it. Have at it, call me out and whatever else you want. I live in the real world, where people buy what they want, use what they want and that's that. Fanboy......grow a pair and use em dude.
22. daddysbeenabadgirl (Posts: 157; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
Bigger person? Haha please. You call people trolls, dumbasses and fanboys and claim to take the higher road.
The best part is you actually believe your own BS.
23. darkkjedii (Posts: 12409; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
As I said, bigger person. Have a good day. Enjoy your device. Debate over...
27. scottae316 (Posts: 10; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
This is a joke, right? I mean really do you read many mobile tech sites? The phandroids are as raw raw about the latest from Samsung, HTC, even LG and Moto. Nokia got it spot on in their wedding ad spoof. It's a phone, not a spouse, home or even a car. But the way some act you'd think it was transplant organs.
28. darkkjedii (Posts: 12409; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
That's one reason I cut the conversation, and he called me blind.....really???
7. tedkord (Posts: 5132; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
But those colors (if they're real). They look like toys.
10. darkkjedii (Posts: 12409; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Ted, I think those colors will appeal, mainly to chicks but the bottom line is revenue. I'd love a cool blue iPhone, or a red one to be honest. White and black phones are cool, but boring to look at now bro.
12. wendygarett (unregistered)
Looks like a sturdy colourful lumia, iLove it :)
16. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
How is this phone going to compete in emerging markets against the Nokia Lumia 520?... Apple is going to have to be seriously aggressive with price because the 520 is like 3 times cheaper, and it runs 99% of the apps in the WP marketplace.. I'm hoping the specs of the iPL are enough to run the majority of apps in the marketplace... Nevertheless, this is going to be a quality mid/low end device, and we need more of those in this world because its sad that people who can't afford higher end devices are having to settle for low end Android devices that are just not that good at all.
25. roscuthiii (Posts: 1863; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
Probably... maybe. You know what? Not sure. If they don't then they have two devices of the same dimension but at different resolutions. After they campainged so hard against Android about fragmentation, I don't think they'd want to go encourage it more on their own playform.
29. persikon (Posts: 29; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)
If they sell it unlocked in theirs Apple Stores, like for 300-350, it would be a hit, people trust apple and their products. At least Apple-heads and the no-so-tech-wise people. And we know there's a lot of them.