New Budget iPhone Concept Inspired By Translucent iMac G3

The long rumored budget iPhone is said to move away from the current iPhone’s metallic finish in favor of a “super thin,” multi-color plastic casing mixed with glass fibre to cut down on costs. An earlier rumor also hinted that this plastic casing could be translucent, just like the iconic design of the iMac G3.

Designers Nickolay Lamm and Matteo Gianni have created have created iPhone concept designs based on this bit of information, showing the device with colorful translucent casings that reveal its innards.

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If Apple does go this way, the design would be a really great differentiator from other budget phones, which has always been the way Apple approaches new product categories. Tell us what you think of these designs in the comments below.

Via: Business Insider.

  • http://twitter.com/raystro Ray Castro

    That is Horrid!! I’d rather pay more$$

    • http://rounak.me/ Rounak Jain

      then you’re not the target :)

  • ijailbreakenurdevice

    This is awesome, looks just like the G3.

  • Adrian

    I had a translucent iMac myself when I was younger. That design was awesome, not to mention iconic. It’s pretty much what brought back apple from the brink of disaster. For that reason, I wouldn’t mind an iPhone that looked like that. I’d actually kinda dig it. :D

  • RandomGamer342

    Translucent should be an option, not a choice.

    Personally, i think it looks terrible, while others love it. Both would be nice.

    [sadly, concepts, concepts]

  • steve kennard

    it rocks ;) But it has to be plum!!

  • kong judas

    tacky and cheap!

  • Brain

    Ok but… Where are the ANTENNAS? Seriously… The iPhone 4 to 5 have “Outside” bluetooth Wi-Fi GPS, GSM, UMTS, LTD antenna design. This is just an iPod

    • http://profiles.google.com/sebastian.rasch Sebastian Rasch

      This is plastic. You don’t need outlying antennas here. Somebody with a nick like yours should’ve thought of that…

    • http://twitter.com/zhen_wan Zhen Wan

      If this iPhone is made, then the antenna(s) component would be built inside the case, plastic allows microwaves to pass through.

  • grem

    its nice but who’s budget is it set for ? how much will it be?

  • Qwerty

    I love being able to see the innards…
    There are some services i have heard of that remove the paint from the glass
    On the iphone 4 for a similar effect (aka people already want this)