The budget iPhone has seen more leaks than a civil servant's sieve, and the latest says the upcoming plastic iPhone feels nowhere near as cheap as a Samsung Galaxy phone. Ooh, controversial!
The follow-up to the Apple iPhone 5 is expected to be both a regular iPhone, , and a cheaper plastic version possibly called the .
A Chinese design collective claims to have got its hands on a genuine shell of the forthcoming 4-inch plastic iPhone, and have got into some chucklesome scrapes with it.
The folks at TechDy reckon the plastic-backed iPhone "does not feel cheap at all... unlike the plastic build quality of the Samsung Galaxy phones". Of course, this may all be rubbish, so take it with a pinch of salt.
The TechDy folks have then taken the alleged iPhone shell and filled it full of phone parts to make: an Android phone! And it's yours for just $199. The cheeky scamps.
Whether it's called the iPhone Light or something else, it seems almost certain Apple will release a cheaper iPhone alongside the latest model later this year. Exactly how wallet-friendly the iPhone Light is remains to be seen: it's likely to be a cheaper iPhone rather than a cheap iPhone.
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