The website Techdy is reporting that it's gotten ahold of the front and rear parts of Apple's long-rumored low cost iPhone. As we've reported before, Apple is reportedly gearing to sell the low cost iPhone with a focus on emerging markets and will maintain its healthy margins by using chaper materials like plastic.
The budget iPhone will be made substantially from plastic (we can feel it’s actually polycarbonate material). It will have a 4” screen, like the iPhone 5, and interestingly, the budget iPhone actually has a shape that’s similar to Apple’s original iPod. When we hold the budget iPhone in our hands, the plastic chassis does not feel cheap at all. Unlike the plastic build quality of the Samsung Galaxy phones, the plastic material used on the budget iPhone feels more sturdy.
That certainly sounds enticing, and it's nice to hear that the polycarbonate material doesn't evoke a feeling of cheapness for the device either.
The photos above and below purport to show what the final device may look like.
It's widely believed Apple will launch a low cost iPhone alongside an iPhone 5S sometime in September. It's also believed the lower cost iPhone may come in a slew of colors a'la the current lineup of iPod Touch devices and the old school iPod Minis.
And oh yes, there's a video to boot.