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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

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RE: Apple already has a budget iPhone...
By retrospooty on 7/8/2013 12:18:14 PM , Rating: 2
"I'm pretty sure Apple wants to get rid of all 30-pin devices this year"

That and the old 960x640 displays as well. We will probably see the 4s fall off with the 4 when the 5s is released.

RE: Apple already has a budget iPhone...
By aliasfox on 7/8/2013 1:13:27 PM , Rating: 2
Right, I guess I wasn't clear when I meant the iPhone 4 chassis, including the 4s.

I wonder if Apple would consider an iPad nano niche-product. iPad mini (with or without iPad-retina) at a 5-6" size, with phone functionality. My guess is no (and I wouldn't buy it if they did), but it would be amusing nonetheless. I think you (retrospooty) might appreciate it at least...

RE: Apple already has a budget iPhone...
By retrospooty on 7/8/2013 1:38:27 PM , Rating: 2
"iPad mini (with or without iPad-retina) at a 5-6" size"

No, but I like the iPad mini as is (size wise). If it were retina it would be perfect. I may get the iPad mini2 assuming it has higher res and that change doesn't raise the price. $329 for the iPad mini2 is too high, but with a retina screen it would be worth it. Its the perfect size to me. MY 7 inch NExus 7 is a bit too small, and the 9-10 inchers are too big. 7.9 to 8 is about perfect.

By retrospooty on 7/8/2013 1:39:19 PM , Rating: 2
$329 for the iPad mini (Not 2) is too high.

Damn no edit!

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