Apple’s new cheaper iPhone to sport a plastic case [rumour]

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Just as you think you have the latest iPhone, Apple surprises us once again with a new more accessible or better offering in the pipeline. According to claims by Macotakara, Apple plans to manufacture a cheaper iPhone.

The Japanese Blog says the device will sport a polycarbonate plastic enclosure much like the one found on the MacBook and iBook before it. Other rumored details include a 4.5-inch screen, which would be half an inch larger than the one found on the iPhone 5 and iPod Touch, Apple’s usual home button, and a US$330 price tag that would be a little less than half of the average selling price of the iPhone 5.

Further rumours purport the follow up to the iPhone 5, the so-called iPhone 5S will sport a dual-flash LED module on the back of the device to aid in picture-taking. The two flash exposures are rumored to be stacked on top of one another to the right of the camera lens.

Although these are just rumours, it seems that Macotakara is a trusted source as MacRumours noted that they did have accurate information about Apple’s latest iPods before they were released two months prior to the unveiling. So now we will just have to wait and see.



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