“Low cost” iPhone is indeed set to be released later this year according to a reliable source. This is in relation with the reports that Apple has three different phones in development.
Since early January rumors have been circulating about a cheaper iPhone that will be possibly called as “iPhone 5S” or “iPhone 6”. The rumors began when a lot of reports from supply chain sources and even major US news sites like The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg had an eye about the new iPhone development. The development is said to be targeted towards lower-income, emerging markets like China and India.
This next-gen iOS were detailed by iLounge editor-in-chief Jeremy Horwitz followed up on his last exposé of what he calls the “budget iPhone”, allegedly it will look like the iPhone 5 but feature several new design elements and tweaks.
“Yes, it will be made substantially from plastic,” Horwitz wrote, echoing an earlier report from DigiTimes that said the iPhone 5S or 6 would feature a hybrid chassis made of both plastic and metal. “No, it won’t just be a Retina- and Lightning-equipped refresh of the iPhone 3G or 3GS, Apple’s last plastic iPhones, nor will it look just like an all-plastic version of the iPhone 5. This new model is actually a cross between the iPhone 5, fifth- generation iPod touch, and… wait for it… the iPod classic. Yes, really. It will have a 4” screen, like the iPhone 5, a bottom like the latest iPod touch, and a shape that’s most similar to the iPod...