Additional Images of Colorful Low-Cost iPhone Shells Surface

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    New images of Apple's purported low cost iPhone popped up this morning, supplied by Australian writer Sonny Dickson. Depicted are five different color variations of the outer plastic shell of the low-cost iPhone, which look similar to previously leaked images.

    The shells are shown in bright, almost neon colors of pink, blue, green, yellow, and white. Though there's no guarantee that the plastic shells are authentic, they share the same camera holes and logo positioning as former images.

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    Last week MacRumors provided renderings of what the completed low cost iPhone might look like, and Techdy released a video showing both front and rear parts of the upcoming plastic iPhone. According to the site, the colorful plastic shells will each accompany a black front panel.

    Apple's low-cost iPhone is expected to be released later this year alongside the company's flagship iPhone 5S, possibly as early as September or October.

    Article Link: Additional Images of Colorful Low-Cost iPhone Shells Surface
     
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    Pretty sure this is happening now - would be an awful waste of peoples money just to spread rumours.

    Now to see if the price is realistic!
     
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    Apple's cheapest product, the iPod Shuffle is also aluminium.
    Somebody tell me why they'll use some ugly plastic for an iPhone???:confused: :confused: :confused:
     
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    Would probably look ugly and unappealing to me at first but I would probably grow into it and liking the looks and design. Not my cup of tea for me right now...

    I would think this would look badass with iOS 7
     
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    Could be that the new iPhone finally has a removable battery, and that these are replacement backs that act as stylish bumpers at the same time.
     
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    Apple's lineup after the fall media event will be the following.


    All devices with lightning connector and iOS 7. All features of iOS 7 will be allowed on these new devices. Except no camera filtering on A5 devices.


    iPod Touch (Will have no major updates) - all with 4inch display:

    16gb - ($199 or $229) - A5 - no back camera - no colors - 512MB RAM

    32gb/64gb - $299/$399 - A5- colors - 512MB RAM





    iPhone (all with 4inch retina display and all with LTE) -


    Plastic iPhone - 16gb - ($300-$350) - A5 - 512MB RAM - colors - cheap back camera

    iPhone 5 - 16gb - $550 - A6 - 1GB RAM - black/white - 8MP back camera

    New iPhone -32gb/64gb/128gb - $650/$750/$850 - A7? (Quad-core) - 1GB - black/white - 13MP back camera - dual LED FLash - same form factor


    So the US iphone contract priicing will be: $0, $99, $199/$299/$399


    iPads:


    iPad Mini - no retina sorry

    16gb/32gb/64gb - $299/$399/$499 - with cellular ($429/529/629) - A6 - 512MB RAM - 5 or 8 MP back camera - little thinner and lighter


    iPad 2 discontinued


    Full sized retina iPad - new form factor duh - same retina display

    32gb/64gb/128gb - $499/$599/$699 - with cellular ($629/$729/$829) - A7X - 1GB RAM - 8 or 13 MP back camera - weigh about 1 pound


    This is what it is going to be folks, whether you like it or not.
    Any questions?
     
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    Wouldn't get your hopes up :(

    Apple are moving away from user serviceable electronics so doubtful they'd then allow a user changeable battery.
     
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    Where do you keep your tomato sauce,
    Cupboard or fridge?
     
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    1. I think someone is forgetting about the 3G and 3Gs.
    2. If the antenna is on the inside than plastic will would allow for a better signal.
    3. This is for the low cost iPhone. How do you make an iPhone cheaper? ding ding ding use plastic.
     
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    I don't have any tomato sauce.
     
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    No offense, but there's really nothing extraordinary in your "predictions". Though, they do seem rather reasonable, for what it's worth.
     
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    I still don't get why there is no FCC stuff on there.
     
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    About 6 months ago I took a break from iOS and decided to go for the nexus 4 which I have a love /hate relationship with .. Long story short both android and iOS have come a long way to be decent alternatives ..I for one can't wait to go back to iOS especially after I've fallen in love with iOS 7 on my wife's iPhone 5 ..I do believe that the iPhone 4 and 5 designs have made them a bit joyless but a colored iPhone is a welcomed change .. Blue or green please with iOS 7 :) can't wait for the launch
     
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    Removable battery? Please give up already.

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    I laughed, but I don't get what you mean.
     
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    agreed. Don't agree with the product, considering that the iPhone 4 will be (and should be) cheaper once the iPhone 5S comes out.
     
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    Apple wants only one size screen on the iPhone. No more 4.

    Just plastic one, 5 and 5s.
     
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    close...

    The new material is a polymer, not plastic....
     
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    Storing it incorrectly can make it go bad, giving you a case of the stupids... That's how I read it. :D
     
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    Can anyone explain what happens to the iPhone 4S once the 5S and the budget iPhone comes out presumably for $300-349? Carriers subsidize $449 for the 4 right now and will do the same for 4S, yet the budget iPhone will be cheaper and better (w/ 4 inch retina). And I don't see Apple taking $100 hit here, nor do I see budget iPhone being $449 because that just beats the whole purpose of budget?

    Any reasonable explanation?
     
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    All black would look good but I'm sure a 3rd party somewhere will sell black shells online at some point.
     
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    Well, if you're saying, that's good enough for me.:rolleyes:

    Generally I don't comment on stuff like this, but I was so moved by the photos, I just had to say...gracious, how awful!
     

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