Amid a mass of budget iPhone rumours, claimed images of Apple’s upcoming cut-price handset have leaked online, showing off the phone’s colourful body.
A device expected to sit under the upcoming iPhone 5S as a more wallet-friendly offering, the mooted budget iPhone is expected to target the mass of mid-market Android handsets which have given Google the smartphone edge over Apple.
Although far from official, the latest claimed budget iPhone images show a plastic rear shell that looks set to sport a similarly elongated design to the current iPhone 5. Unlike the monochrome high-end iPhone, the budget handset has leaked in vibrant green hue, one of ‘6-8 colours’ the device is expected to ship in.
While the components which are set to make up the plastic clad iPhone have not been made clear by the latest images, the pictures have suggested the budget smartphone will sport a rear-mounted camera with an integrated LED flash and microphone hole for improved video recording capabilities.
With past budget iPhone rumours offering contrasting views on whether the cheap Apple handset would feature a plastic or brushed aluminium body, the latest leaks have hinted that the device could feature a cheaper material akin to that used on the Samsung Galaxy S4.
Budget iPhone Rumours
A product that has been shrouded in much rumour and speculation for a number of months, the budget iPhone is believed to be heading for launch later this year and could even to make it to retail ahead of the flagship iPhone 5S.
According Topeka Capital analyst Brian White, a man renowned for being an Apple tipster, the budget iPhone will precede the iPhone 5S. In a note to investors earlier this month he suggested the budget iPhone will land under the heading of the iPhone mini and will sport a 4-inch display.
With the budget iPhone expected to go on sale in September, it has been suggested that, like the latest iPod touch iteration, the handset will land in a variety of colours. Said to run iOS 7, the budget iPhone will reportedly touch down in “white, pink, green, blue and yellow” hues.
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