Budget iPhone

Lower-Cost iPhone Plastic Rear Casing Leaked?

Lower-Cost iPhone Plastic Rear Casing Leaked?

Case manufacturer Tactus has published a photo, which it claims is the rear shell of Apple’s rumored lower-cost iPhone.

As you can see from the photo above, the casing seems to be made of plastic, which is in line rumors that have indicated that Apple will use a plastic casing for the budget iPhone instead of an aluminum casing to keep the costs down.

Analyst: iPhone 5S To Come With Fingerprint Sensor, Will Be Key Differentiator

In a research note to clients, Topeka Capital analyst Brian White summarised his observations from his recent two-week tour to Asia, the region where most of Apple’s supply chain is located.

New Budget iPhone Concept Inspired By Translucent iMac G3

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.