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Old Jul 26, 2013, 11:22 AM   #1
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Another Alleged Image of the Low-Cost iPhone Rear Shell Surfaces




A picture posted on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo appears to show the rear of an assembled low-cost iPhone, complete with the required legal notices from the FCC and other agencies. The image was noticed by Dutch Apple site iPhone5Skopen.com [Google Translate].

The unit shown appears to be almost identical to the rear shell that was leaked a few days ago, though this is one of the first leaks to include legal notices on the back.

As expected, the phone appears to include a rear camera with single flash -- leaks of the new iPhone 5S have suggested a dual-flash system -- as well as similar Lightning and headphone jack locations to the existing iPhone 5.

Because of the angle of the photo, is it impossible to tell if it is an assembled phone or just the rear plate. However, it looks very similar to other reported leaks. At a minimum, there is a good chance that these parts offer a good representation of what Apple's lower-cost iPhone will look like.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a solid track record, predicted earlier this week that the low-cost iPhone would ship in early September.

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Old Jul 26, 2013, 11:23 AM   #2
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Looks cheap.

An elite tech company like Apple would never release such a subpar product.
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Old Jul 26, 2013, 11:24 AM   #3
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Old Jul 26, 2013, 11:25 AM   #4
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I hope everyone is wrong and it looks way different! It'd just add so much fun to the whole thing!
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Old Jul 26, 2013, 11:25 AM   #5
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Looks cheap.

Apple will never release such a product.
I'm willing to bet that they will.
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Old Jul 26, 2013, 11:25 AM   #6
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looks mesmerising!
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Old Jul 26, 2013, 11:26 AM   #7
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Notice the metal rings around the headphone jack and the lightening port!

This might actually be a fully assembled device
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Old Jul 26, 2013, 11:26 AM   #8
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Looks light the lightning connector is there so it could be the entire phone.

I'm interested to see how differentiated the iPhone 5S will be vs. the "low-cost" one.
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Old Jul 26, 2013, 11:28 AM   #9
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The text on the rear shell looks too "in your face" for Apple. I'm calling this one out as a knockoff...
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Old Jul 26, 2013, 11:28 AM   #10
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I wouldn't buy one but I think it looks sharp(for what it's meant to be, a "low-cost" aka 4S replacement). Not sure about the other colours they'll offer, the pastel yellow for example in other leaked photos looked pretty bad. This white though looks great.

To all the haters... don't like it, don't buy it.
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Old Jul 26, 2013, 11:28 AM   #11
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Looks pretty cheap to me.
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Old Jul 26, 2013, 11:29 AM   #12
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If the is a cut price iPhone what's the betting some iOS features will be unavailable too. There will definitely be a catch or downside. Apple will do it to make you wish you'd gone for the better model.
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Old Jul 26, 2013, 11:29 AM   #13
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I quite like it, depending on the internal specs and price I might be tempted to switch at some point.
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Old Jul 26, 2013, 11:29 AM   #14
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That looks ugly. So very ugly.
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Old Jul 26, 2013, 11:30 AM   #15
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Looks cheap.

An elite tech company like Apple would never release such a subpar product.
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I'm willing to bet that they will.
I would say this is the finished article - surprising to see a possibly fully assembled phone so far from the rumoured launch date.
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Old Jul 26, 2013, 11:31 AM   #16
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Looks cheap.

An elite tech company like Apple would never release such a subpar product.
Let's make a bet. If this isn't out in 6 months, I'll buy you an iPhone 5S.
If it is, you buy me a 5S
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Old Jul 26, 2013, 11:32 AM   #17
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Looks cheap.

An elite tech company like Apple would never release such a subpar product.
The phone is going to become a reality whether you like it or not.

You sound like the people who complained during the iPhone 4 leak saying the breaks in the band aren't Apple and that they would never make a product with those ugly bands on it.... *Looks at every iPhone I've had since*
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Old Jul 26, 2013, 11:32 AM   #18
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Are they taking the iPHone knock-offs out of business by licensing the iPhone knock-offs? Looks like it.
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Oh come on. This alleged iPhone photo will be proven a fake.

There is no way this would end up in some rinky-dink store. In addition, the markings on the back are blurry (how convinient) and they get this close to a 'real' iPhone and no clear front shots?

Fake! Ad bait!!
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Old Jul 26, 2013, 11:33 AM   #20
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I think this is a knock off... The font looks too bold and the color of the legal terms looks too large/dark/bold/something. I think it will happen but I think it will not be this.
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Old Jul 26, 2013, 11:33 AM   #21
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Not using the new, thin font for the "iPhone" text? Thought that was a thing.
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Old Jul 26, 2013, 11:34 AM   #22
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The "lighting port" doesn't even look like a legit lighting port. I'm calling a fake
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Old Jul 26, 2013, 11:35 AM   #23
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I think this is a knock off... The font looks too bold and the color of the legal terms looks too large/dark/bold/something. I think it will happen but I think it will not be this.
I was going to say the same thing. The "iPhone" is too bold compared to what we've seen in the past. Also it goes against iOS 7.
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Old Jul 26, 2013, 11:36 AM   #24
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This thing is real, folks.
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Old Jul 26, 2013, 11:36 AM   #25
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I've started to think that this might be a terrible move by Apple. Soon there will be tons of cheap iphones that people don't care about everywhere. There'll be an apple product seen as disposable and it's going to take away from their top of the line extremely high quality product facade. They should have made these look a lot different or maybe even produced them under a different name. I really hope they release non-retina macbook pros with the haswell processors so I can get a sweet computer before they mess everything up.
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