backtop


Print 40 comment(s) - last by Xplorer4x4.. on Jul 9 at 1:47 PM

Pictures claim to represent a lower-priced iPhone offering with polycarbonate case

The last time Apple dabbled with a polycarbonate case for its iPhone family was back in the 3G/3GS days. Back then; the cases were notorious for developing cracks, especially around the dock connector and headphone jack. Since that time, Apple has experimented with other casing materials such as steel/glass and even aluminum.
 
These days, evidence is mounting that Apple is looking to revisit the use of a polycarbonate case, this time in a "budget" iPhone model. New images from Techdy claim to show a fully assembled model, complete with its 4” Retina display.

 
As for the quality of the aforementioned case, Techdy claims:
 
When we hold the budget iPhone in our hands, the plastic chassis does not feel cheap at all. Unlike the plastic build quality of the Samsung Galaxy phones, the plastic material used on the budget iPhone feels more sturdy.
 

You can view video footage of the claimed budge iPhone here.

Source: Techdy



Comments     Threshold


This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled

RE: This will drive the Sammy Fanboys crazy
By Nutzo on 7/8/2013 11:40:47 AM , Rating: 1
I'd rather have a durable phone with cheap feeling plastic that can survive multiple drops, than a so called "quality" feeling phone of hard plastic that cracks, or aluminum that warps/bends.


By BRB29 on 7/8/2013 2:55:47 PM , Rating: 2
Metal phones are more durable. You keep seeing broken iphones because they decide to put glass in the front and back of it for looks. The glass also extend past the metal band on the side. Clearly, form was over function in that design.


“So far we have not seen a single Android device that does not infringe on our patents." -- Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith














botimage
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki