Recently Surfaced Images and Video Claim to Show Apple's "iPhone Lite"
A slew of images and stylized videos hit the web recently, all of which are purporting to show a buttonless rear shell attached to a display assembly bound for Apple’s rumored low-cost “iPhone Lite.” According to a post on its blog, accessory reseller Techdy claims to have snagged a white copy of the iPhone rear’s shell, as well as the device’s accompanying 4-inch display, from up-chain supply sources in China.
Although the images and video purportedly show an “iPhone Lite,” the lack of physical buttons on the exterior chassis make the claims a bit suspicious. The most suspicious of the recently released images is the absence of any physical control buttons or cutouts on the shell, even for a power switch, meaning the sample is either an early working prototype or has been fabricated out of whole cloth. Adding to the confusion, within the purported shell is a metal anchor plate meant for internal components. The lining has cutouts for external controls like volume and power, which is consistent with previous rumored leaks through Techdy’s shell, only shows small holes where these ports should be. This possibly means the plate was taken from a previously-leaked shell and placed in the fabricated version.
Giving away the true intentions of the site’s post is an Android handset it has for sale called the “Basic Bear,” which appears to use a rebranded version of polycarbonate shell detailed in the report. For those of you who don’t know, Techdy recently opened up shop in April with an open-source game controller for the iPad mini and as such has no track record in “leaking” Apple products. The company was founded by M.I.C. Gadget’s Chris Chang, who has a decent history in reporting on Apple’s Far East movements.
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