|Jan 14, 2013, 10:15 PM||#1|
Low-Cost iPhone to Use Plastic or Hybrid Plastic/Metal Design, Due in Late 2013
Digitimes provides more details about the rumored cheaper iPhone that has been circulating. According to their supply chain sources, this new entry-level iPhone is said to adopt plastic for its chassis rather than the glass and aluminum that has been used on their current models.
They also cite other circulating rumors that suggest that the cheaper iPhone will alternatively offer a "chassis mixed with plastic and metal, with the internal metal parts being able to be seen from outside through special design".
iPhone 3GS (2009) had a plastic enclosure.
The publication also reports that the components for the low-cost iPhone are going through validation and the final product may come to market in the second half of 2013.
Digitimes reignited the long-running rumors of a low-cost iPhone last week. The report was quickly followed by a Wall Street Journal and Reuters report claiming the same, and offering a target price of $99-$149. Subsequent comments by Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller seemed to suggest that Apple was dismissive of that possibility, but that article was later retracted by the original publication.
Article Link: Low-Cost iPhone to Use Plastic or Hybrid Plastic/Metal Design, Due in Late 2013
|Thread Tools||Search this Thread|
|thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|High-Resolution Renderings of Apple's Lower-Cost Plastic iPhone||MacRumors||MacRumors.com News Discussion||292||Jun 11, 2014 03:28 PM|
|Possible Photos of Plastic Rear Shell from Apple's Lower-Cost iPhone [Updated]||MacRumors||MacRumors.com News Discussion||372||Jul 17, 2013 01:38 PM|
|Photos of 'Plastic Low-Cost iPhone' Likely an iPhone 5 in a Case||MacRumors||MacRumors.com News Discussion||59||Jun 3, 2013 11:59 PM|
|Lower-Cost iPhone's Plastic Rear Shell Reportedly Surfaces||MacRumors||MacRumors.com News Discussion||351||May 3, 2013 03:15 PM|
|Lower-Cost iPhone Said to Use 'Super-Thin' Plastic and Fiberglass Shell in 4-6 Colors||MacRumors||MacRumors.com News Discussion||170||Apr 4, 2013 10:44 AM|
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:52 AM.