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New High-Resolution Photos of Low-Cost iPhone Rear Shell Surface, Pricing Similar to iPhone 4?

Following a video from earlier this week that appeared to show a partially assembled device, Sonny Dickson shares new alleged high resolution photos of the low-cost iPhone, potentially named the iPhone 5C. A prominent poster on Chinese microblogging site Sina Weibo, C Technology, also claims (via phoneArena) the low-cost iPhone in China will be priced at 3000 yuan off contract, which is equivalent to $490 and in line with current pricing on the iPhone 4.

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The photos show the shell from various angles, including views from the back and side of the device, as well as the shell's interior which includes a set of metal linings and screw holes. The images also appear to be consistent with previous alleged sightings of the device, with notable features such as an 8-megapixel camera, Lightning connector, speakers and flash for the phone.

The part appears to be nearly identical to previously seen in high-quality photos and a video last month, with pin holes instead of full cut-outs for a number of physical features like power/volume buttons and the SIM card slot.

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Like other sightings of the device, the phone in these photos does not appear to have the required legal information and certifications on its lower body, making it unclear as to whether this is a final version or a prototype, although such information is generally printed on the devices at different stages of production.

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According to the most recent report, Apple is expected to launch the low-cost iPhone in early September, alongside the upcoming the iPhone 5S.

Related roundups: iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6

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9 months ago

Double down my ass.

They will have enough storage options to fill the $0, $99, $199 and so forth price points between the low cost model and 5S, so the 5, 4S and 4 will go away.


This is my thought as well. Something along these lines:

iPhone 5C 16GB - $0
iPhone 5C 32GB - $99
iPhone 5C 64GB - $199

iPhone 5S 32GB - $199
iPhone 5S 64GB - $299
iPhone 5S 128GB - $399

The slight price overlap makes you decide what is more important, more storage or a better phone, which is very Apple like. :cool:
Rating: 14 Positives
9 months ago
We have been patiently waiting for over nine months for a new product release from Apple. How proud they must be to give us last years model in cheap plastic. Apple is amazing.
Rating: 13 Positives
9 months ago
How many times are we going to see this same plastic phone story?
Rating: 9 Positives
9 months ago
More expensive than I thought it would be.
Rating: 8 Positives
9 months ago
It depends on what's inside. So far I'm liking what I see externally but it all depends on screen quality and cpu/gpu performance.
Rating: 8 Positives
9 months ago

Do we know if this will have the same specs as the 5S?


are you high?
Rating: 7 Positives
9 months ago

Honestly Apple, if this is innovation, then I really have nothing to say... You must have run out of ideas. Be prepared for further erosion of the share of your smartphone market by the likes of Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola, and Sony.

What is innovation? Why do u feel a phone has to be reinvented every year?
Rating: 6 Positives
9 months ago
If I had a prototype case or shell, I would find someone with ridiculously large hands, photograph it, and all sorts of confusion and concern in the rumor sites. :rolleyes:
Rating: 6 Positives
9 months ago

Do we know if this will have the same specs as the 5S?


Doubt it...
Rating: 5 Positives
9 months ago

Doubt it...


I actually prefer plastic so I was hoping to get this but not if it has lower specs.
Rating: 5 Positives

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