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Old Jun 29, 2013, 12:44 PM   #1
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Possible Photos of Plastic Rear Shell from Apple's Lower-Cost iPhone [Updated]




Nowhereelse.fr shares [Google translation] a pair of photos of what may be the rear shell of Apple's rumored lower-cost plastic iPhone. While the site acknowledges that the part could simply be a Chinese clone of an iPhone 5 rear shell, certain features such as a round rear microphone hole and rounded rear edges are consistent with previous claims for the lower-cost iPhone, including leaked design drawings from a case maker.

Apple has been said to be planning to release the lower-cost iPhone later this year in an array of colors, with one report claiming that Apple would be using essentially the same colors as found in the company's line of iPhone 4/4S bumpers, although that report indicated that green appeared to have been excluded from the set. This green rear shell is indeed fairly close in color to the green iPhone bumper.

Update 10:03 PM: Nowhereelse.fr has spotted two more photos [Google translation] showing the same part also in yellow and red.


Article Link: Possible Photos of Plastic Rear Shell from Apple's Lower-Cost iPhone [Updated]
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Old Jun 29, 2013, 12:45 PM   #2
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Yay for rounded edges, this might convince me to back to iPhones if it carries the same specs as the iPhone 5.
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Old Jun 29, 2013, 12:45 PM   #3
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So radioactive vomit green is one of the color choices?
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Old Jun 29, 2013, 12:45 PM   #4
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That color is badass
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Old Jun 29, 2013, 12:45 PM   #5
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Just what i've always wanted, a bright neon green iPhone
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Old Jun 29, 2013, 12:46 PM   #6
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I like it.
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Old Jun 29, 2013, 12:46 PM   #7
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Colorful.
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Old Jun 29, 2013, 12:46 PM   #9
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Verrry interesting, Dr.Jones. Don't care for the color though.
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Old Jun 29, 2013, 12:46 PM   #10
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It's not blurred

So fake

And that colour oO
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Old Jun 29, 2013, 12:47 PM   #11
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great

Looks great!
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Old Jun 29, 2013, 12:47 PM   #12
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So fake
We can even see the stain on his shorts lol
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Old Jun 29, 2013, 12:49 PM   #13
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If it had the same specs (or slightly better) than the iPhone 5, I would be all over a colorful iPhone.
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Doesn't appear to have the duel LED flash.
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Old Jun 29, 2013, 12:49 PM   #15
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Looks like an iPhone from the 80s
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So fake

And that colour oO
Agreed, if its not a blurred photo taken in a rush in a secure room it just isn't real
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Actually looks kinda cool, but the plastic looks wayyyy too thick.
Knowing apple it'll come with a monochrome screen. Why have a colour screen when you have a colourful phone!
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So radioactive vomit green is one of the color choices?
well that color goes perfectly with those new iOS7 icons
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suddenly iOS7's color palette makes all the more sense...
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I'd love a neon orange one!
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I'm liking this a lot. Recently sold iphone 5 since it was so fragile.

Edit: Let me clarify. My 3GS and 4s iPhones held up way better than the 5 did. My 5 bent just from having back pocket. I was able to bend back. Marks all over edges were also present when trying to be extremely careful. I don't think aluminum was the right choice on this device.

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I'm liking this a lot. Recently sold iphone 5 since it was so fragile.
Plastic is more fragile than metal.

Sorry, I've been informed by the Plastics Industry Council that the statement I made above is not true. Plastic is stronger than metal.

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Old Jun 29, 2013, 12:57 PM   #23
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honestly i think the color looks awful then again i have the navy blue/green otterbox defender on my iphone 5 and i think it looks magnificent, but anyway i know a lot of people who would absolutely love to buy a green phone, two right off the bat, my sister and my girlfriend without hesitation
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Looking forward to seeing if this will be true or debunked.
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well that color goes perfectly with those new iOS7 icons
Yeah, I didn't think of that
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