Purported images of “cheap” iPhone make an appearance

Purported images of “cheap” iPhone make an appearance
It is generally accepted that Apple will be making an affordable option for the iPhone available in developing markets this year. Apple took a chance by not playing ball with players like China Mobile, and iOS market share is stagnant in the two markets in Asia with the most growth potential, China and India.

So we have been hearing and reading rumors of a cheap iPhone coming off the assembly line to make iOS and all the i-things we do with them more accessible.

If these images are authentic, and since they are from two different sources we think they may be, we can see what are obvious design choices for the handset, most notably, plastic. The back plate harkens back to the days of the iPhone 3G. The edges look like a rubberized plastic. On the bottom is the Lighting cable plugged in and doing its thing along with a 3.5mm headset jack and a speaker.

It is difficult to be certain, but by the dimensions of the Lightning plug and the rest of the visible form factor, we figure the device will have a 4-inch display like its uptown cousin. The rest of the specifications of course are not known, but this may well be the beginning of a semi-steady flow of information based on the amount of leakage we saw with the iPhone 5.

via: GSM Insider


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65 Comments

1. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Cheap glossy plastic - say it ain't so iPhans!

52. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

It is clearly a ChinaPhone.. 3 months life span phone

64. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Atleast the chinaphone would run better and do more than any iphone ever will.

2. YaBoiDre10

Posts: 84; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

Faker than the Moon Landing

13. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

I laughed at this comment for a good 7 minutes just saying it in different kinds of accents. Just hilarious. Thank you for this one. I got a great laugh.

14. YaBoiDre10

Posts: 84; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

HAHA no problem

3. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

The cheap iPhone is so cheap Apple decided not to put its logo on it...I'm calling this one a fake.

8. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Haha...nice! Won't be surprised to see "Tim's" logo on it.

10. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

.......or "Tim's" face on it. Yeah, good ol' Tim's lovely smile on the back of the phone. Imagine what will the iPhone look like if Apple puts Tim's lovely smile on the back of the phone.http://cdn0.mos.techradar.futurecdn.net///classifications/people/tim_cook-580-75.jpg

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 30959; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nathan I played with the LG Optimus g pro today at AT&T. Dude that phone is awesome. The interface was so smooth, and fluid. I was really impressed. Try it out when you get the chance. It had android awesomeness and iOS fluidity.

28. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

So now you're confused between S4, One and G Pro? Lol.

33. darkkjedii

Posts: 30959; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol I know huh. To be honest kinda lol, then I'll want the note 3 and new iPhone. I don't think I'd take the LG over the other two though.

37. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Honestly, in my opinion, Android has reached a point where the OS have no issue running with the powerful insides. What sets each apart is the features and skins or UIs each OEM brings on each new device.

40. darkkjedii

Posts: 30959; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Agreed

41. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Dude! Why do these red thumb always follow you?

43. darkkjedii

Posts: 30959; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Cause the haters can't get to me, so they thumb me down. That way they don't have to reveal themselves as haters. Droiddoes PhoneArenaUser gmr1 donjunior ticktockclock. Ya know the usual suspects.

44. darkkjedii

Posts: 30959; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Watch this red hots are red lol

55. metalpoet unregistered

the sky is blue! :) red hots are awesome! dont worry man the thumbs down and thumbs up stuff is sooo facebook and kinda childish at times. i mean you guys were having a great conversation about which phone to get that didnt involve bashing people. and yes i am aware that i am not tpying correctly and im leaving out punctuation but im in a lazy mood today because im sick:(

59. darkkjedii

Posts: 30959; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol hey we're all entitled to a lay day. Feel better dude.

61. metalpoet unregistered

Thanks man, the screwed up part is im still at work lol

38. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Wait for that HTC one phablet thing that's rumored dark haha.

39. darkkjedii

Posts: 30959; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If its anything like the One, it'll be awesome.

51. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

I tried soooo hard to wait for the G Pro to come out, but I had to go with the Note 2. I love it, don't get me wrong, but I love LG's UI. Like you said it really does have iOS fluidity. But how was the camera, and please...NOT the low light performance! If I have to hear about low light performance one more time today, I'm gonna punch someone in the forehead! JK.

56. metalpoet unregistered

Eh dont worry about the joke of punching someone. I did punch a friend of mine because thats all he was talking about with his Nokia phone so I slugged him good in the arm lol

57. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Finally! Someone who understands.

58. metalpoet unregistered

yeahthat sh*t was getting annoying

60. darkkjedii

Posts: 30959; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The camera was very clear, and detailed, but no more than anything else.

63. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Okay, thank you kind sir!

4. PermanentHiatus

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

It's so cheap the bezel is already peeling off.

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I hate to say this, but the glossy plastic on this one looks cheaper than Samsung's, and is this fake? No Apple logo....YUCK!

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