Apple affordable ‘iPhone Light’ and 'iPhone 5S' drawings leak out, trustworthy enough for case makers

Apple is rumored to be preparing a massive unveiling soon with both an next-generation iPhone, the 5S, and a brand new product that is vaguely referred to as “the low-cost iPhone.” Officially, Apple has not confirmed any of the two, but unofficially schemes showing exactly how the two devices will look like have leaked out. What’s more interesting is that these drawings are trustworthy enough for case makers who have allegedly started manufacturing cases based on them.

First and foremost, you’d notice the new affordable iPhone referred to as iPhone Light. Secondly, the two devices look fairly similar size-wise. The new iPhone Light is portrayed as a slightly thicker and larger device, but it still retains that single-handed operation appeal. It will also have a 4-inch display, use the same round home button and have a front facing camera.

The actual form of the iPhone Light will be different though. It’ll be only a hair thicker, but to make up it will come up with rounded edges on the back. Button and port locations are to remain the same in the two upcoming devices.

There are no details about the cameras in the two devices, but the iPhone 5S drawing does sport a pill-shaped housing suggesting that it’d use a dual-LED flash while the iPhone light only has a single LED flash.

Finally, having case makers use these drawings is definitely some sort of indication about their authenticity. It is not a guarantee, though. In their attempts to deliver cases on day 1 of new Apple launches, case makers like Hard Candy have erred in the past losing tens of thousands of dollars. Take a look and use your own judgment, but do not hesitate to let us know what you think the future for Apple, possibly revealed by this.

source: AppleInsider

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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. Osman

Posts: 44; Member since: May 07, 2012

Awkward moment when iPhone Light is Heavy but not Light. (Lumia 520/620 inspired design)

15. zibbyzib2000

Posts: 221; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

More like the iPhone 3G design... But whatevs

26. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013


2. naveenstuns

Posts: 184; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

shall we call it iLumia :P

34. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Should we call the 920 and N9 iPods?

3. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

LMAO....How can you call that brick light ?

4. chunk1x

Posts: 248; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

The iPoor. An iPhone for peasants and made by peasants.

5. wendygarett unregistered

Me want iPhone light :)

6. whoyton2

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

I preferred the old wendygarret....

8. wendygarett unregistered

Me now same old Wendy, me heart same old Apple, bite bite bite :)

9. whoyton2

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Have you actually ever been tested......

28. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I prefer new wandygarret.. Unbiased and friendly (somehow similar to XPERIADROID)

7. whoyton2

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Oh dear apple.....we are not magpies who get attracted to pretty colours....

16. samystic

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

be satisfied with blacks, dull blues and grays of s3, and standard whites of preety much all galaxies... o man this is my 3rd reply to you today! and none of your comments make sense!

23. loyals

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 10, 2012

lumia comes in pretty colors too btw n many ppl liked it just for that that its an iphone , im pretty sure many will love it !

10. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010


36. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Yes, since the basic design for the Lumias, and the predecessor N9, resemble the older iPod Nanos, I would say it is fair to brand the Nokia a ripoff. Thumbs up from me.

11. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

I think an iPhone that almost identically resembled a current iPod Nano would sell well. A smaller aluminum touchscreen package just like it. Just your basic features and more basic useful apps available.

12. whoyton2

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Most iPhone users buy a iPhone to show off though, if it is cheaper then where is the show factor, besides some of the poorest in society end up with an iPhone....

21. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Thats what Im saying. Dont make a low end phone and make it seem like one. Make one in disguise of a mini version except with all aluminum and small.

13. MalakiMills

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 15, 2010

I kinda like the look of this. I also like that they aren't gonna cheap out and go back to the 3.5 inch screen. If they basically make this a 4s with the 4 inch screen it'll do pretty well.

14. lorenzattractor unregistered

I gotta say, this looks worse than Samsung's designs. Heck it makes them look "cool".

17. Notsosuperdave

Posts: 29; Member since: May 15, 2013

unless it give me an iHummer, i aint convinced- still oogling the BBZ10

18. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

They're making an iPhone budget phone? Just when you thought it couldn't get anymore low end. The iPhone 5 is already considered midrange at best.

33. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

wouldnt call it budget phone it probably guessing cost 400-500$ NO CONTRACT

19. olegarda

Posts: 5; Member since: May 20, 2013


20. BigBoss10

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

iBrick xD

32. InspectorGadget80 unregistered


22. applesauce

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

The render is an improvement to the iphail design philosophy, that is, one of the biggest complaints I have with the iph4 and above is the hard edges that make it uncomfortable, even painful, to hold. The original and 3g/gs had the rounded back but a rough seam between the bezel and back, making it feel cheap, toylike, and also uncomfortable. Why do people like these things again? Also, insert obligatory Lumia reference here.

24. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

wtf copying windows phone isn't enough now they are copying nokia

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