KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s new research note claims that, contrary to earlier rumors, Apple’s budget iPhone will have the same 4-inch display as the iPhone 5.
Kuo, who has been right with predictions about Apple products in the past, says that the specifications for the cheaper iPhone were decided in 2011 itself, and that the company is unlikely to make any “abrupt” changes to its plans.
Additionally, Kuo revealed that the phone would have a “super-thin plastic casing mixed with glass fiber,” which will make it more durable, thinner and lighter than the average plastic casing. The note also reiterated rumors of the cheaper iPhone coming in multiple colors, just like the current iPod touch lineup. Apple is reportedly working with Foxconn, Green Point of the Jabil group and Pegatron to make the phone.
In earlier reports, Kuo said that the budget iPhone’s price would fall in the $350 to $450 bracket. He also claimed that the iPhone 5S would have a fingerprint sensor, a rumor that has been picking up steam lately.
Via: Apple Insider