Speculation regarding Apple's alleged forthcoming low-cost entry-level plastic-encased iPhone is heating up today on the heels of a new video that purportedly shows - in high quality, no less - the device Apple is believed to be building ahead of a fall 2013 launch.
Michael Kukielka, also known as "DetroitBorg," posted a video that thoroughly demonstrates the all-plastic design of the next-gen iPhone, illustrating that Apple is moving away from glass and metal for the construction of this particular model.
Comparing the plastic iPhone to various elements of design observed across iPod touch and iPhone models dating back to the 3GS, Kukielka presents the plastic case in a way that suggests Apple has somehow amalgamated several aspects of design from past iOS devices.
What isn't clear, of course, is how the makers of the video actually obtained the "plastic-edition" of this presumably still top secret Apple project. Nonetheless, the new clip is certainly raising eyebrows and adding to chatter that Apple is getting close to launching this long-awaited next-gen model.