Affordable iPhone leaks again: five colors and all plastic

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

Related phones

iPhone 5s
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1570 mAh(10h 3G talk time)
iPhone 5c
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1507 mAh(10h 3G talk time)



1. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Now that's a plasticity phone.


Posts: 210; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Now that's so Lumia-ish!

24. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

They are copying NOKIA with colors

33. shamashu9

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

samsung will sue apple for copying their plastic products

18. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

All you icarp fans were saying something about plastic hahaha

30. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 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?

22. grapeseed87

Posts: 123; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

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

2. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 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.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011


19. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 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

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

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Insert foot here :D

3. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

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

20. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

23. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

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

5. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 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.

6. jedpatrickdatu

Posts: 169; Member since: Jan 24, 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.

14. axbog

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

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

21. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

25. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 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.

7. Troysyx

Posts: 181; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

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

8. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

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

9. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Where's black color?

28. PK1983

Posts: 215; Member since: Aug 08, 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.

10. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

White. All rest look too gaudy.

13. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

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

15. Sondae

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 02, 2013

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

16. jonartpop

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 25, 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.

17. Jayzee

Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 30, 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.

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