Check out these convincing concept renders of the affordable iPhone

Check out these convincing concept renders of the affordable iPhone
Dutch artist Martin Hajek, whose iOS device renders often turn eerily similar to the actual gear when it gets announced, now got to work making a concept of the rumored budget iPhone, in both 4" and 4.5" versions.

As a reminder, an affordable iPhone is speculated to arrive this year with mid-range pricing, very thin body made of polycarb and fiber glass, and carrying the iPhone 5 display. 

The chassis materials and bulk orders for already developed components will be helping Apple keep the price relatively low for an iPhone, in the hope that it takes some of the mojo downmarket, before Android has completely occupied the place. Check out the renders in the slideshow below.

source: Martin Hajek (Twitter) via




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Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

True the iP5 is. But I like the way the iP4+iP5 has a rear flat back design, like no other's. If they only not made it with cheap glass and instead use Sapphire or Dragontrail glass.

25. jsdechavez

Posts: 799; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

looks really cheap..looks cheaper than the knock-offs.

35. phonemonkey

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

since the device got design of the year...

37. jcarrigan unregistered

I acutally love the colors and it they shine...too bad their iPhones lol

2. jedpatrickdatu

Posts: 169; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

Looks like Nokia has set a new trend. I love it, and I didn't expect the iPhone design to benefit so much from just a splash of color.

9. illusionmist

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

They have been doing colors since the first iPod mini from 2004.

13. PhoenixWright

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

And since when did they apply colors for their phones? I'll give you a Million bucks that it wasn't in 2004. AHAHAHA.

16. ankitp

Posts: 138; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

i hav modified my iphone 4s colour to blue and it's great

36. Laura90

Posts: 20; Member since: Feb 24, 2013

Fortunately, Nokia had started this trend.. Otherwise, it would have been a patent if Apple started production colored phones.

3. Rexperia

Posts: 136; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

Not bad... Keep it up apple!

4. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

now i understand why iPhone only have 2 colours

5. GeekMovement unregistered

Apple should just stick with their one device and focus on the software instead of dull looking hardwares on these dreadful designed devices. Btw, apple is going plastic. iFans are going to eat their words criticizing Samsung all the time.

17. Hemlocke unregistered

IF Apple goes plastic, it will be for a low-cost device for emerging markets. The flagship iPhone is not, and will not be, made of plastic. Samsung "fans" cannot say that. The iPhone once was, but then Apple grew up.

6. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

lol, it's like they delibrately designed it to look like a ugly thick slab of cheap fugly plastic...Even the 3GS didn't look this bad


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

The 3Gs was made of plastic, the back panel that was used®

7. limonline

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 21, 2013

it looks cheap, like a china branded phone =__=

21. ash29

Posts: 58; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

Isnt Iphone already a china phone??Foxconn?

27. 3SM.. unregistered

Manufactured in China, not branded.

8. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Albeit being afordable... who would want to buy an iPhone when there's so many good droids out there ;)

10. jade272727

Posts: 62; Member since: Dec 10, 2011

Looks realistic...

11. joesseth

Posts: 61; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

looks like gay bacon.

12. PhoenixWright

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

Ahhh, Ohhh, Ummm, Ehhh, S'that it? it ummm, AAHAHAHH, looks, ummm, AHAHAHA, terrible..! but surely it will appeal with the population that wants a cheaper Apple phone regardless of what it looks and this will also appeal with somebody who likes the colours. I personally hate them, But I can say some people do love the very sexy red. Now, if only the design matches with the color OR vice versa for that matter.

14. bojan

Posts: 188; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

ugly as hell

15. palmguy

Posts: 982; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

It's going to kill the exclusive expensive Apple image. Like getting a BMW at the Kia dealership.

20. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Picture 3 looks like the iPod Touch 5th gen...

22. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Uhhh.... The design..... I'm gonna throw up!

23. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

IMO, people don't need that a new cheap iPhone. it will only make the iPhone name turns sour. sell iPhone 4s for a lower price, it's still a good phone for people who want to use apple devices

31. taikucing unregistered

iPhone is already cheap. You know, the cost to make an iphone is less than $200.. It's the apple logo that makes it expensive, not the hardwares (read: OVERPRICED). If it carries other logo, for example xiaomi or foxconn or other chinese name, the retail price is probably less than $350. But don't worry, iPhone is still made by foxconn, which is known for lower quality than Asus & Gigabyte in motherboard industry

34. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

I'm certainly not an Apple fanboy. But do you actually know who makes hardware for Asus ? It is foxconn. Are you expecting phone that was made for $200 will be sold at $250. They need money profit, paying their employees and to pay the expenditure from development and advertisement

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