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WSJ confirms Apple testing more affordable polycarbonate iPhone for launch later in the year

0. phoneArena posted on 08 Jan 2013, 16:43

While the earlier rumor was that this market-expanding iPhone will shoot for a larger screen, WSJ says that it will actually resemble the current iPhone, but feature different, easier to manufacture materials for the body, like the light and durable polycarbonate...

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posted on 08 Jan 2013, 20:31

22. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

just a cost cutting measure on apple's part for the lower end phones. Manufacturing an Iphone 4s isnt much cheaper than a 5, due to the materials involved outside of the hardware. Using cheaper components like plastic instead of glass means higher profit margins for them on the lower end devices.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 20:33 1

24. jmoney62987 (Posts: 31; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)

As an iphone 5 owner I must say this is sad news. I love the construction of iphones ( of course i wish they grew a bit larger lol) but what I really loved was that there was one. One a year. Simple. All apps and accessories were made for that one. With new models; a cheaper one, a smaller one, a middle one, a large screen one (how much will THAT BE!?)...I think it's time to move on to android :(

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 20:37 2

26. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

Welcome to freedom, you shall not be controlled any more.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 20:39 1

27. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

Apple's another scheme to juice and rip the public this costing much cheaper to produce and huge profits.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 22:00 2

28. motty (Posts: 84; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


posted on 09 Jan 2013, 00:19 2

29. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 813; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

Ha ha ..Cheap plastic

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 00:22 1

30. Peter98 (Posts: 119; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)

It's great!

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 09:39

37. Brutus (Posts: 19; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

I am more worried about the specs...
The overpriced flagship gets mediocre specs for its price and hype...
Wonder what will they fit the CHEAPER ONE with??
Dual core 600 Mhz processor, 512mb ram and 5 mp camera for $450?? LOL

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 13:20

39. TechDork (Posts: 313; Member since: 10 May 2010)


posted on 10 Jan 2013, 05:42

40. thunderbolt (Posts: 76; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)

Phonearena writers should refrain from adopting that pathetic "class divide" attitude of Apple. It's pathetic really and if anyone objects these guys call it trolling. Many writers here troll quite a lot. Why use words like "reserved for Aristrocratic" etc ?

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