Low budget iPhone leaked in China, any comment?


Stetrain

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Why would a plastic iPhone have a seam like that? This looks like a cheap iPhone 5 case.
 

Mrbobb

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Am sorry, Apple will never make a hideous phone like that, not even a discounted one.
 

alice04

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If it's from China, then it will never be from apple. hihihihi #justsaying
 

thelookingglass

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Guys, it's probably just a plastic mock-up using drawings someone snuck out. So a lot of the detail is missing, but the general form factor is there. I believe it...
 

kingdLo

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One of the sources posted accurate pics of the Lumia 925 before it was released. I think the photos are legit.
 

Mrbobb

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Guys, it's probably just a plastic mock-up using drawings someone snuck out. So a lot of the detail is missing, but the general form factor is there. I believe it...
How can you discern the form factor just by looking at the picture? OK is not square :rolleyes:

So mockup, not final shape, nothing to discuss really.

An iPhone for the China market is been rumored for months so this is yawn news.
 

NickPhamUK

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When 5S is out, give a discount for 5 and there we'll have a low budget phone. The end.
 

Tankmaze

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Just looks like a powerbank or external battery. Nothing says this is an iphone, except the white cable that looks like lighting connector.
 

lordofthereef

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Am sorry, Apple will never make a hideous phone like that, not even a discounted one.
If only I could count the number of times I have heard this same exact sentence from various people about the last three or so models of iPhone that have launched.... ;)
 

Roessnakhan

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When 5S is out, give a discount for 5 and there we'll have a low budget phone. The end.
Yeah, I don't think the iPhone 5 will be a viable option for emerging markets or low budget buyers. The leaked pics look to be around what I'd expect.
 

The-Real-Deal82

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Its very budget if these are in fact the actual phone but as others have said it could well be in a case or a one off prototype just testing the hardware. Perhaps Apple want it to look very different from the iPhone 5 and next edition too? They won't make it identical because that would put customers off buying the more expensive model I would have thought. People have asked for a budget iPhone and that is what they will get.

It would be a tad cheeky to condemn its appearance and suggest it looks cheap after all :p
 

Ashukansal

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what's the need of cheap iphone.Apple is known for selling premium products.
what's the need to develop cheap plastic phone