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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47 Comments

46. 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....

45. WalPhone

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 28, 2013

Personally i think its a Wonderful Idea, Imagine the College Student low on cash but wanting an iPhone. Bash all you want Samsung Lovers, Part of you must be Very Curious to be looking at the iPhone5 Lite or whatever they are going to call it. Other wise, you wouldn't be here and we wouldn't have the entertainment value of you making fools of your selves.

43. OnlyiPhone unregistered

I like the design and plastic doesn't bother me it's more durable then glass and most smartphones are already made out of plastic nobody seems to care that the top of the line phones from other manufactures are made with plastic and they still selling them for $600 or more.

40. Kayle

Posts: 40; Member since: Jun 26, 2013

HAHAH that looks like garbage

44. darkkjedii

Posts: 31798; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Get out the mirror

39. c.sanchez

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

More like iPhone 5 + 3GS= iPhone Lite

36. omarr

Posts: 149; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

Ok guys so everybody wants a cheap iphone that costs $300 , you are bashing this iphone and calling it iPlastic , so you want a phone that costs $300 and made from titanium and carbon fiber ??? Get a life people

29. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Retro iPhone? Apple making what the OG and 3GS should have been? It actually doesn't look as bad as I was expecting, but the key factor will be pricing. I'll say it here and now, Apple will overprice it, thereby defeating the purpose. People will buy it regardless due to it being "new" but their image will take a hit from this. After looking at this, it's hard to equate Apple as only focusing on quality, this looks like nothing more than a market share/money grab.

20. BillyBoy

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

Wellcome to ToysRus! Good for 10 years old girls and boys

37. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Like... you?? I don't get it

18. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

iPlastic garbage..

17. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

iPlastic Lite.

16. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

The Apple logo is sitting lower on the back than any previous iPhone. Not that this is proof of fraud or anything, but it should be taken into consideration

15. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

That watermark!

14. PermanentHiatus

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

Looks atrocious. Must be fake.

10. illusionmist

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

Quality looks pretty bad compared to the other leaked ones. My gut tells me this is probably a "KIRF" some Chinese phone maker came up with.

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.

26. tedkord

Posts: 17519; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Because polycarbonate not only keeps the weight down, it also doesn't scratch/bend aluminum and doesn't interfere with radio waves like aluminum. In every way it is a better product than aluminum for phone construction. Samsung markets the Galaxy S4 as a top of the line device based on what it does. And compared to the iPhone 5, it is top of the line.

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 :/

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...

5. rodkurt

Posts: 128; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

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

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.

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: 1424; 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

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