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  • Alleged Cheaper iPhone Rumored to Feature a "See-Through" Design

    As the buzz about an inexpensive iPhone model bound for a 2013 release continues to gain momentum, DigiTimes is saying an entry-level iPhone’s chassis could be sourced from an unnamed U.S. electronic manufacturing provider. The casing is said to be made of plastic instead of the current aluminum-and-glass theme which is seen on the iPhone 5.

    The publication continues by claiming that separate rumors point to a new design in which the internal metal sub-structure is visible through a “special design” inferring a “see-through” look for the device. Traditionally Apple has used Corning’s Gorilla Glass as a backing to the iPhone 4 and 4S, with the substrate being layered with opaque paint. It still remains unclear whether the supposed design will be adopted but a “see-through” casing seems quite unlikely considering Apple went to fight light leakage that negatively affected the iPhone 4’s camera sensor in the past.

    The sources are saying that components required for the rumored handset are currently undergoing a validation process ahead of an expected launch date in the second half of 2013. The reports overall elaborate on several rumors that were proposed late last week about an inexpensive handset coming to Apple’s lineup sometime this year. There was another story about Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller saying his company isn’t in the business of making cheap, low-cost products but at least in the case of Reuters, the said story was withdrawn, leaving the status up in the air.

    Time will certainly tell what is true and what isn’t though so we’ll just have to wait patiently.

    Source: DigiTimes
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Alleged Cheaper iPhone Rumored to Feature a "See-Through" Design started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 28 Comments
    1. gotgbus's Avatar
      gotgbus -
      "Apple iphones are going cheap that Ni44as wanna find them"
      Tim cook said "that shii cray"
    1. thevmax's Avatar
      thevmax -
      After thinking about this...
      Considering the sheer amount of users in China,
      they might just make a Chinese Version of the Chinese Version...
      just for use in China!
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Quote Originally Posted by hogcia View Post
      I thought Apple had confirmed that there would be no cheaper iPhone?
      +1 read it somewhere to.
    1. fanboyfanboy's Avatar
      fanboyfanboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by mlee19841 View Post
      +1 read it somewhere to.
      I read it on gizmodo
    1. Swatme101's Avatar
      Swatme101 -
      I can't wait til these half-assed rumors get smacked down harder than the 3 years of original iPad mini rumors. It just ain't going to happen.
    1. MXCO's Avatar
      MXCO -
      MMI going nuts without a jailbreak hahaha.
    1. Donnutt's Avatar
      Donnutt -
      Quote Originally Posted by Swatme101 View Post
      I can't wait til these half-assed rumors get smacked down harder than the 3 years of original iPad mini rumors. It just ain't going to happen.
      Agreed. However it seems these rumors just won't die. What "they" really want us a new "different" iPhone and for it to be cheaper than $200. Not gonna happen.
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      I come to this website because its made for non-newbies or people who know apple, you guys are supposed to be a news filter for this crap and only post the good reliable info. With your opinions that make sense etc.