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Budget iPhone shown next to a colourful iPhone 5

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The budget iPhone has been snapped again, this time next to a modded colourful iPhone 5 showing how the two devices will compare.

New images of the budget iPhone show how the mid-range device will compare in size and shape to the flagship iPhone 5, shown here with a modified purple casing.

Coming courtesy of iOS developer and proven reliable source, Sonny Dickson, on his Twitter account, the budget iPhone looks to have the same 4-inch screen as the iPhone 5 as it matches the flagship’s height and width.

However, the budget iPhone does look to be slightly thicker than the iPhone 5 due to its price-reducing plastic body.

Tipped to launch in five colours, Dickson also tweeted a few more pictures of the green and white colour options that can be seen below.

According to a recently leaked budget iPhone hands on video, the smartphone “will be made substantially from plastic (we can feel it’s actually polycarbonate materials). It will have a 4-inch screen, like the iPhone 5, and interestingly, the budget iPhone actually has a shape that’s similar to Apple’s original iPod.”

Apple is expected to launch the budget iPhone in September alongside the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 or iPad 5.

All will potentially come pre-installed with the new iOS 7 unveiled at WWDC last month, with the iPhone 4 specs still largely unknown.

iPhone 5S Rumours

The next Apple flagship iPhone 5S could have a bigger screen, introducing a 4.3-inch Retina display to upgrade the 4-inch variety found on the iPhone 5.

The latest rumours suggest the iPhone 5S will have a quad-core PowerVR SGX 554MP4 GPU coupled with a higher clocked A6 CPU and 2GB of RAM.

It could have an improved 12-megapixel camera in the rear with a dual LED flash and better 4G LTE connectivity.

Next, read why you should care about a cheaper iPhone.

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andreas_1988

July 18, 2013, 3:02 pm

notice how all the leaked pictures of iphone 5S/6 and cheap iphone are all from the rear. Could there be a significant change to the front of the phone, perhaps? no more home button, hopefully? very thin bezel, with a wider screen?

Idonotcare

July 19, 2013, 7:22 am

Maybe this is the real deal but somehow I doubt it. Firstly even if the leaker has a good(ish) track record before it does not mean this time is acurate. Next I doubt that Apple would allow a developer to stand in the special room deep inside of Apple taking photographs of their secret new product. Yes they may be allowing the leak to keep the Apple hype machine running but they would have taken the picture themselves and leaked it they would not need a developer. I also remember that another website outed these budget Iphone pics as being faked, they are it seems from a chinese company who make shells for the Iphone and the author of the article on the other website could even buy some. That would help explain why these Iphones are it seems thicker.
Tim Cook said Apple would double down on secrecy so this does not seem very secret with all these leaks!
So I think you can all stop getting excited and see that this phone is just a chinese companay's iphone shell

DJ Verified

July 21, 2013, 7:35 pm

The only reason you're not seeing photos of the front of the device, is because the phone is obviously not completed, photos you have seen are only of the colorful outer shell. And regarding the home button, no. It will be no PHYSICAL home button, it will be a touch sensitive logo to go to home.

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