Plastic shell for low-cost Apple iPhone leaks in green

Plastic shell for low-cost Apple iPhone leaks in green
A leaked picture shows off what is supposedly the plastic shell for the low-cost version of the Apple iPhone. The shell is green and is similar in color to one of the plastic rubber bumpers that is available for the iPhone. The leak comes from a gentleman who has connections to some of the factory workers in China. There is a single circle for the flash to the right of the round opening for the lens, and a small hole for a microphone in between.

Apple is expected to offer various colors options for the low-cost model with green, yellow, blue, pink and white expected to be available. Besides using a plastic body, the "budget" iPhone should have a slower processor, less impressive camera, 3G connectivity and 8GB of storage. Earlier this month, we showed you a video of what was allegedly a case for the low-cost Apple iPhone and a single cutout on the back of the case aligns perfectly with the positioning of the camera lens, microphone and flash.

The low-cost Apple iPhone is expected to be launched later this year in emerging markets like Africa and India, priced at $329 off-contract.


source: Weibo  (translated) via SlashGear

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55 Comments

1. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

i do not love apple so much but this looks cool man ... ............

6. zero1

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 17, 2013

I swear to god ppl like to buy apple products only cuz it's American.

7. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

American-based design company that pays no corporate taxes its home country, with its products mostly made in China, and which makes none of its hardware products itself (until the new mac pro hits production anyway, but that may be made by a third party as well)

11. JojoGo101

Posts: 211; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

But they design it.

51. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Design in America made in China.

13. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

people thinks that it is very premium phone. ................so to show their class/richness they buy apple product..........the real technosavy mostly goes for android......

16. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Tech savvy people buy iPhones as well and don't think people don't have the same smug attitude that iPhone users used to have a few years ago that now own Galaxy phones.

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 30955; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said quakan +1

27. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

smug attitude normally come from the non techno savvy lot. anyway let leave them alone as they buy what their friend told them it's cool and most are now holding galaxy s4 now or at least until iPhone 5s comes around.

41. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

i mentioned the word 'MOSTLY'.........

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 30955; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude people can buy the phone for whatever reason they want. Who the heck cares what you, or I say? So what you say the real technology goes to android... Only techies care about that. The mainstream consumer, the ones apple targets care about a good user experience. You should too, cause iPhones deliver a damn good one

42. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

i mentioned the word 'MOSTLY'.........

33. TechDork

Posts: 402; Member since: May 10, 2010

I'm not rich...I just wanted an iPhone because I wanted an iPhone. I went from iPhone 4 to the Galaxy S3 then to the iPhone 5 (now). Nothing rich about me, lol. Not yet, at least.

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 30955; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Me either tech. I just like how the iPhone works. Buy what you like, and be done with it.

47. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

I love macs....I hate iPhones purely because they are just boring in my eyes dark, but i know what you mean for user experience and ecosystem I will give that to apple...

49. darkkjedii

Posts: 30955; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

+1 WH. They're not for everyone that's true, but for a solid dependable device, you can't go wrong with em.

43. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

i mentioned the word 'MOSTLY'.........

15. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It's an IPod Touch 5th gen basically. Nothing new here...

2. Roomaku

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

I wonder why they wouldn't just make a 5th gen iPod touch as a launching pad, that's practically a phone already!

3. toiletcleaner

Posts: 224; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

low-end iPhone : $329, High-end Nexus 4:$299, great job

35. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

haal yae waats inn yor wolet.

38. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Agreed, but Nexus4 is mid/mid-high range. Got pushed down after the 2nd-gen quads and the octa-cores started selling

4. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

I wouldn't trade my frAgile shatter-prone iPhone 5 for this hideous iPos!!

17. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Thumb down

21. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

Two Thumbs down and one finger up.

54. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Ha-ha - GOOD ONE!!!

52. darkkjedii

Posts: 30955; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Good one quakan.

53. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

You have an awfully BIG head, which means you probably have a VERY small head.

5. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

3G... slower processor??? Welcome BACK to 2010 iphone fans, LOL! But seriously, this is a good look for the iPhone. This may actually bring the customization the iPhone is in desperate need of, especially if the rear housing is changeable.

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 30955; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I think it'll reach its target demographic WM. it'll be an entry level phone, hope they price it accordingly.

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