Another Alleged Image of the Low-Cost iPhone Rear Shell Surfaces

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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 [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.

    Thanks Arjan!

    Article Link: Another Alleged Image of the Low-Cost iPhone Rear Shell Surfaces
  2. macrumors regular


    Oct 2, 2011
    Looks cheap.

    An elite tech company like Apple would never release such a subpar product.
  3. macrumors 68030


    Aug 16, 2011
    Philadelphia Area
  4. macrumors 6502


    Feb 14, 2012
    I hope everyone is wrong and it looks way different! It'd just add so much fun to the whole thing!:)
  5. macrumors 6502

    Aug 18, 2010
    Anglesey, UK
    I'm willing to bet that they will.
  6. macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2011
  7. macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2006
    Notice the metal rings around the headphone jack and the lightening port!

    This might actually be a fully assembled device :eek:
  8. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 26, 2008
    Calgary, AB
    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.
  9. macrumors regular

    Nov 6, 2008
    The text on the rear shell looks too "in your face" for Apple. I'm calling this one out as a knockoff...
  10. macrumors 6502

    Jul 29, 2010
    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.
  11. macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2010
    Maryland, USA
  12. macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2007
    Bromsgrove, Worcestershire UK
    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.
  13. macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2006
    I quite like it, depending on the internal specs and price I might be tempted to switch at some point.
  14. macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2007
  15. macrumors 68000


    Feb 20, 2008
    I would say this is the finished article - surprising to see a possibly fully assembled phone so far from the rumoured launch date.
  16. Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    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 :cool:
  17. macrumors member

    Apr 4, 2010
    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* :rolleyes:
  18. macrumors 68020


    Jun 18, 2009
    FEMA Region VIII
    Are they taking the iPHone knock-offs out of business by licensing the iPhone knock-offs? Looks like it.
  19. Eduardo1971, Jul 26, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2013

    macrumors 65816


    Jun 16, 2006
    Lost Angeles, Ca. usa
    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!!
  20. macrumors 65816

    Jan 16, 2010
    Kennesaw, GA
    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.
  21. macrumors 65816

    Aug 31, 2009
    England, UK
    Not using the new, thin font for the "iPhone" text? Thought that was a thing.
  22. macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2013
    The "lighting port" doesn't even look like a legit lighting port. I'm calling a fake
  23. macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2011
    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.
  24. macrumors 68040


    Jul 6, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
  25. macrumors regular


    Jun 1, 2010
    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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