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This could be the cheap iPhone's back plate

0. phoneArena 18 Apr 2013, 09:14 posted on

Rumors related to Apple products have always been a dime a dozen. The ones about future iPhone and iPad iterations seem to be particularly popular, and while most of them are nothing but blatant fakes, others do turn out to be highly accurate. Which group does this recent leak belongs to? Well, that's a question we can't quite give a definite answer to. What you see on the picture is said to be the back plate for that elusive low-cost iPhone...

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posted on 18 Apr 2013, 16:21 2

66. buccob (Posts: 2676; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Wow, such an ignorant and loosely based response... Really?

- Android has been dominant a long while already... why not charge today?... Google will not charge for android, not in the past, not today, not in the future...

- Play Store very poor? HAHAHA... maybe 3 years ago... Today it has an equally amount of apps, similar quality and even makes more profits for developers than App Store... You can even find exclusive killer apps that can't be in the App Store due to the closed nature of iOS... Apps like Llama (Free) or Tasker (paid) is envied by every iPhone owner I have met and seen it... come on... google it...

- Piracy is an equally concern for both OS, I know more iOS pirates than Android's... Thanks to being so popular at jailbreaking and getting media attention... and also Cydia, Installous, etc does not help... And more times than not, apps for iOS are paid, while the same app is free on the Play Store... leading to piracy on iOS

- A similarly priced device compared to an iPhone will be many times more useful and will not have the issues that you mentioned of 3 years ago... I would have agreed with you in the past... but not today. And even so, I rather have a little lag here and there than lacking basic features...

- In Android you have real options, not just between a 3.5" and 4" screen... I am talking about rugged phones, waterproof phones, qwerty keyboard phones, phablets, transformer devices... and very unique ones... What apple will try to do is just add a cheaper option... nothing impressive...

I will admit that the same way Android gives you lots of phones options... you get also lots of options of accessories for iPhones and that is a cool pro... but that's it, I rather have my options at the beginning with the device, than with accessories.

By the way I do not use a Samsung device, though I had...

posted on 19 Apr 2013, 04:41

70. martinlosha (unregistered)


Ok long story short because I am dealing with idiots, you should first read what I said because you are misinterpreting.

Android is not dominant, something that is free can not be dominant by no means..
Samsung is dominant.

The google play, and I have android devices is CRAP, low quality non optimised apps that don't work 20% of the times.
Talking about exclusive apps then google has absolutely nothing to ofer. When it comes to Games Ios is YEARS OF LIGHT ahead.

I never said android has more piracy, what I said is that google is tolerant with piracy so as holes like yourself to go and buy it because at the moment this is what suits them. Google is not trying hard at all to prevent piracy when apple is fighting piracy every day. That's the reason why a file manager is missing on the ios platform.

What are those nonsense about android having a lot of options?
Android is a OS, how can you give them credit for hardware?
Give credit to Samsung for the hardware

posted on 19 Apr 2013, 13:30

71. buccob (Posts: 2676; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Its funny how you say that you are dealing with idiots... and the majority of opinion backs me up...

Something that is free can be dominant... you sir are the idiot.

Samsung IS in fact the most popular hardware manufacturer and you are correct about that, but Android is not about Smartphones alone... it can be found in cars, TVs, glasses, fridges... etc, The fact that is free does not mean it cant dominate a market... you make no sense at all...

As an example... when you look at the most popular app in App Store... chances are that it is a free app we are talking about... thats the dominant app... regarding popularity.... If you were to talk about revenue, well that would be different....

You have no clue of what is the experience to own a flagship Android device of TODAY, or even last year...Not only the Galaxy S line... but also people looking for a particular feature not found on an iPhone is left in the dust by another android manufacturers... and AGAIN I AM NOT TALKING ABOUT REVENUE... I am talking about device quality, features, and user experience...

I have yet to met an user of an Android flagship that is willing to drop it for an iPhone... maybe because I do not leave in the US were most people are brainwashed by Apple commercials...
Here most people makes concious expenses and research for a device that is going to suit them better... and YES Samsung is being dominant among Android, but Android is being dominant among mobile OS devices...

Piracy is not supported by Google because is not convenient for them... it makes them lose developers and in turn ad revenue...
So both companies are actually doing what they can to prevent piracy, no matter what you believe. But Google does so while trying to keep the openess of their system, they fight piracy by offering their services for free... and right now they are cleaning Play Store, maybe not as estrictly as App Store, but they are doing it...

Piracy in iOS is really simpler... Jailbreaking is a click away... while rooting and hacking an Android is complicated enough to scare the majority away...

With Android you have hardware options... Samsung is not the only manufacturer... it is the most popular, but that does not mean that it is the only one I can have... I have a Sony Xperia Acro S, which was my choice because I wanted waterproof, microHDMI, hi-res camera, 720p screen, and a good experience out of the box... If I wanted a waterproof Samsung I would have to go for a midranger Galaxy Xcover... and if I wanted that in an iPhone I would have to buy an expensive and bulky accesory case...

So your arguments are weak and invalid... the only idiot is that who believe everyone is an idiot except himself...

I was not calling you names before, I even agree with part of what you said earlier... but you lost any kind of respect with this reply...

You are defending a different discussion to what I am expressing...

Understand before commenting

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 22:39 1

69. Siaw_Yong (Posts: 12; Member since: 09 Dec 2012)


Agree with u 100%. In my country, people buy android phone because they are... well "Samsung" and that's it. They don't even considering other OEM because Samsung is really booming these days.
And for the OS part, yes people don't really care if it's android or iOS, people just wanna use what the masses is using so for them, they just wanna use what people uses most and less cost that's why people buy Samsung's phone these days.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 09:21 6

8. modernkoro (Posts: 25; Member since: 27 Jan 2010)


OMMMGGGGGG!!!

THIS IS INNOVATION!!! APPLE, YOU CHANGE THE WORLD AGAIN!!!!

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 09:22 1

9. recond9 (Posts: 50; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)


Looks nice,at least it won't break so easy on drop.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 09:26 2

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


At least a new design

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 09:27 1

11. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)


Looks like a used bar of soap but I would actually prefer this over the fragility and scratch prone nature of the iPhone 4/4S/5

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 09:30 9

14. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)


Still looks better than the Samsung G S4.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 09:47 5

19. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Troll detected.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 09:54 2

23. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)


Naaaahhh, just have a good pair of eyes.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 10:13 1

29. joey_sfb (Posts: 6507; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


My 2.5" aluminium hard disk case look more sleek and premium than iphone 5.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 10:20 4

31. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


When was the last time you went to the doctor? Cause the black GS4 is beautiful.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 10:46 3

37. Igneel (unregistered)


No it isn't..

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 11:08 1

43. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


It is in my world when its wrapped in an Otter Box case after a year and looks like it did when I took it out of the box.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 11:06 1

42. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Nokia 3310 looks better than this iPhone and the Galaxy S4! Why?

Cuz the 3310 is INDESTRUCTIBLE!

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 09:31 1

15. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Looks it does have cheap plastic. And this thing doesnt even have a 720p hd screen on it

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 09:33 1

17. alterecho (Posts: 1099; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


This actually looks pretty good. Doesn't look neither cheap nor high end. Would have been better with a matte finish though.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 09:36 1

18. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)


It could be a fake 3D print. It looks like the child of the iPhone 3GS and the 4S. which is not necessarily a bad thing.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 09:49 3

20. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Looks fake. Why?

-Looks like the back of the 5th gen iPod Touch
-Hardware buttons look like the ones found on a Lumia

Just my two cents.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 09:51 2

22. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)


Yes it does kinda favor the Lumia 820, except the holes are in the wrong place. But since I love the Lumia look, I'm smitten.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 09:49

21. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)


I hope Apple doesn't skips the front chrome bezel a la iPhone 3G and before....It was a scratch magnet.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 09:58 1

24. you_troll (banned) (Posts: 8; Member since: 16 Apr 2013)


Looks cheap.. *ba dum tss*

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 10:06 1

25. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)


I think that's why it's called the cheap iPhone.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 10:46

38. you_troll (banned) (Posts: 8; Member since: 16 Apr 2013)


You don't say

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 10:08

27. skymitch89 (Posts: 1354; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


Looks more like an iPhone case than it does a piece of an iPhone.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 10:10

28. tkvdog (Posts: 46; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


Of Course Since Its Apple It Will Of The Premium Plastic Variity..........Not......Lol:)

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 10:30

33. amats69 (Posts: 1501; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


nah its ugly! how about a matte finish cheap iphone?

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 10:33

34. dirtydirty00 (Posts: 425; Member since: 21 Jan 2011)


looks like a case to me

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 10:58

39. istitch (Posts: 181; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


plastic

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