New 3D renderings of Apple’s cheaper iPhone

Earlier this week, we shared with you design schematics of the cheaper iPhone based on what case makers have heard from their sources. Today, Apple Insider has posted 3D renders of the device based on these schematics, giving us a good idea of how the cheaper iPhone might look like.

The main characteristics of the cheaper iPhone, in case you’ve not been reading rumors lately:

  • Almost the same dimensions as the iPhone 5, just that the body is less than a millimetre wider and taller. The screen size will be the same at 4 inches
  • The device will be 0.8mm thicker than the iPhone 5S
  • It’ll have curved edges, just like the iPod touch
  • The volume buttons will be pill shaped, and not circular like the iPhone 5
  • The body will likely be made of plastic, and might resemble the iPhone 3GS

Here are the renders:

cheaper iphone render 2 cheaper iphone render 1

Tell us what you think of the renders in the comments below.

[via Apple Insider]

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  • Chris

    hey. i don’t care how the heck it looks. If it’s $99 dollars, im not gonna miss out on that opportunity. Im not gonna pay $600 dollars for something that’s the exact same thing. Looks like I’ll be buying that one if Apple releases it. As long as my apps and all that work, I’m fine with it. I don’t care about the way it looks.

    • Will

      Ummm, $99? Your kidding, right? Maybe $99 or even $0 on contract. But no one will sell a “good” or high-tech phone for $99 off contract and unlocked unless they want to lose money big time.

      • Chris

        I guess your right. If apple does release something thats $99 dollars, I am going to be blown away. But the chances of that are small. But, if they also release a more expensive one along with the cheaper one, they will rake in more money than before. And they won’t loose revenue. The cause of people not buying iPhones is the price tag on them.

    • http://www.iphonehacks.com iPhoneHacks

      $99? Very unlikely, Apple likes to make a profit on the hardware. You can expect it in the $250 – $350 range.

  • Will

    Looks nice.
    Reminds me of the 3G/3GS.
    I’d be concerned how flimsy it might be though.
    People put them in front and back pockets and they might bend too much.

  • m Arch Tom’s on Bar N Ass

    it’s e Ericsson phone. (can’t remember which model still, a phone we already have seen in the past) marc

  • belphe

    1 iPhone each year? am just tired of it Apple should change it!

  • m Arch Tom’s on Bar N Ass

    m Arch Tom’s on Bar N Ass

    iPhone heaven ‘ S

    take care,

    marc

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