New leaked shots of the rear shell for the Apple iPhone Lite

New leaked shots of the rear shell for the Apple iPhone Lite
There have been so many leaks for the Apple iPhone Lite in the last couple of weeks, that you would think that we would be immune to them at this point. On Saturday, we saw pictures of two models claiming to be the low priced iPhone, both in white. One picture shows what looks to be a traditional Apple iPhone design while the second photo shows a device that doesn't look anything like Apple's iconic smartphone.

One interesting leak last Thursday, showed what appeared to be Lego parts but which are said to be volume buttons for the low-cost Apple iPhone. These parts showed up again in a series of new photos leaked on Monday, showing what is alleged to be the rear shell for the Apple iPhone Lite. The snapshots show the shell in a number of various angles and one of the pictures shows a bag containing the plastic volume buttons and the vibration switch.

The latest information on the phone says that the front of each model will be white with the rear shell available in red, green, blue, white and yellow. The phone is 2mm to 3mm shorter than the current Apple iPhone 5 and will carry the same specs. We've already gone over the rumored pricing, but we will do it once more for the west coast. The 16GB model will be $349, while the 32GB and 64GB models are alleged to be $449 and $549 respectively. Earlier on Monday, we told you that analyst Peter Misek of Jefferies estimated that the iPhone Lite would cost $300 to $400 making it more of a mid-range model. At that price, the analyst feels that the phone will not sell well in the emerging markets where it is expected to be shipped.


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source: Weibo (translated) via TechKiddy

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19 Comments

1. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

I wonder what Apple's thinking with this one. If this is going to be mid-ranged, then it would probably be priced closely to the iPod touch which isn't good unless they're going to be discontinued? NOOOO!

2. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

but if they discontinue the touch then they can sell this as like a 4g enabled touch, honestly ive seen better phones priced at less than the touch, this might actually be a good touch replacement and marketing thing

4. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

Sure, but I doubt Apple will sell this thing for the touch's current price.

5. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

well if theyre smart (which they're not) they will sell this 16gb version for the price of a 64 touch so kids can get it and put a month to month sim in so they cant complain about not having a phone also at a price at which theyre parents might cave and get it

6. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

Well, I guess we'll just have to wait and see :)

3. SingDaFire

Posts: 74; Member since: Jun 21, 2013

What is this device?... Errr... No thank you.. Pass... Any Lumia please...

11. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Hhahah yes because as soon as it uses differnt colors it has to copy Nokia.....go away troll...

16. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

its like a trend. nokia gives the vibrant colors. iphone is the simple black and white. samsung is the cheap ugly plastic.

14. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

I was going to post teh same link, but let's explain at least what it is: those are jus back panels manufactured by an unrelated (to Apple or Foxconn) Chinese company.http://www.gforgames.com/gadgets/budget-iphone-leaks-story-37539/

8. xpr3ss10n

Posts: 58; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

I can see verizon and others coming out with NEW iPhone Lite FREE! *tiny print* with a 2 year agreement

9. Jklaz

Posts: 159; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

Has the nexus four not shown anything about quality builds for cheap prices.. Not plastic bright colors at not even that cheap pricing

10. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

go green apple.

12. TechDork

Posts: 404; Member since: May 10, 2010

Yep, this one will totally be called "Granny Smith Green". I just hope the specs aren't subpar.

13. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

removable back cover?

19. TechDork

Posts: 404; Member since: May 10, 2010

Doesn't look like it. They've never had that before so, I doubt they will now.

15. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Looking nice, affordable should not be related with overpriced.

17. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Don't you just love plastic?

18. phonemonkey

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

They will sell a ton of these. I can't tell you how many people want an iphone but can't afford one

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