Leaked photos show assembled Apple iPhone Lite

Leaked photos show assembled Apple iPhone Lite
We've seen pictures of what has been called the shell belonging to the low-cost Apple iPhone. The device, dubbed the Apple iPhone Lite, is expected to be shipped to emerging markets to compete with red-hot low priced phones like the Nokia Lumia 520. Now, we have a series of pictures originating from case manufacturer TACTUS that allegedly reveals an assembled model of the iPhone Lite.

Comparing the iPhone Lite to the Apple iPhone 5, we can see that Apple will keep a 4 inch screen on the cheaper version of the phone. We've seen different colored shells which means that buyers of the handset will have different options to choose from. According to the source behind the pictures, the volume and mute buttons on each unit will match the color of the shell. At 9mm thick, the iPhone Lite is 1.5mm thicker than the Apple iPhone 5, and is 120mm wide.

Check out the fully assembled Apple iPhone Lite by viewing the slideshow below.

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: TACTUS via Techkiddy

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1. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

It Looks like the cheapest plastic i've ever seen on a phone !!! .....now i really feel lik laughing lik my Picture .....(Giggle) ....

2. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Very glossy, very shiney, kids like shiney...

33. omarr

Posts: 149; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

Get a life and look at your shiny and pathetic galaxy phone

34. omarr

Posts: 149; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

Get a life and look at your shiny and pathetic galaxy phone

35. omarr

Posts: 149; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

Get a life and look at your shiny and pathetic galaxy phone

41. Airforce

Posts: 70; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

This is FCUKING TRASH...PLEASE...i prefer to save up nd buy myself a real iphonne 5s than this TRASHY LITE VERSION...am Sure SteveJobs is REGRETTING HE DIED EARLY...Cook is doing a very stupid job at continuing the legacy of Jobs

4. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

It looks like a KIRF product from China to me

7. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

nope. This is better than Samsung's plastic phones ;)

11. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Its full plastic even a child can tell you the s4 is not full plastic. As you can clearly see here it is metal between glass and a plastic back plate. http://hi-techallinone.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/samsung-galaxy-s4-base-macro.jpg

13. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

"Even the silver band around the sides, which is obviously supposed to look like metal, is plastic." -The Verge's Galaxy S 4 Review

23. AnTuTu

Posts: 1612; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

No matter what you guys say but S4 ----> The best smartphone till date and Samsung -----> The king of smartphones. Coming from an owner of S4 and Note 2.

24. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

"Coming from an owner of S4 and Note 2." Well golly, what reason should we have to believe you're opinion isn't biased?!

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 31037; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOOO exactly. At least own one from each platform like I do. Ip5, and note2. I tried the s4, but felt the note was better

38. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I thought you sold your Note and bought an S4? Maybe I'm thinking of someone else.

42. darkkjedii

Posts: 31037; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No you're thinking of me Ted. I felt the note 2 was more complete.

25. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

They did a really good job at faking you out. The s4 is full plastic. Just took one apart yesterday. The bezel is faux metal. Even a child could figure that out. :)

21. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013


31. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

U mean very cheap. Hahaha.

32. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Look away, I'm hideous!

47. lsaez

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 28, 2013

Fake..!!, this Phone is from... ( Techdy Company ), search in youtube: iPhone Light video leaked (cheap iPhone), and search: New Low Cost Plastic iPhone by Apple - New Budget iPhone Leaked. Sorry..!! jojojojojo....

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Compare with 520? B¡tch please!! For all i know, the cheap iPhone will cost somewhere around $300 or more.

5. rodkurt

Posts: 128; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

next time your child demands an Iphone at least you could buy them this plastic

6. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

Now we can all call it iPlastic... No more bashing only Samsung... But I remember Phil talking about never making any cheap iPhones... Those Cheap iCEO's and iMarketing Heads...

8. Antonyjoseph

Posts: 217; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

Ha! Ha! Apple's iGalaxy phone.

12. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

What will they say next year when the s5 is sporting a full metal body?

27. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

I really really hope it doesn't. Metal in a phone is just a terrible idea. Poly-carbonate uni-body is where it's at. Now I just need to find a phone I like that has one :/

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Difference between Samsung and Apple is that Apple is marketing this as a budget iphone so obviously it'll be made out of plastic while Samsung continues to use plastic for their flagship devices and aren't being marketed as budget phones.

19. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 2013

Exactly. +1 Mxy!

22. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Marketing it as budget but charging as a mid ranger may not be the smartest thing of the world. And Apple is going to lose a lot of brand recognition on the way with those iToys.

28. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Will people wait in line for days to buy a plastic phone? I'm guessing yes for the first iteration, then when they realize there's really nothing spectacular about it, fascinations will die out and all will return to normal.

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