It seems that Apple, after all, will release a low-cost version of the iPhone. According to Digitimes, the company is already testing plastic cases for the budget iPhone mini, so that the new device may appear in the second half of 2013. Apparently, that’s right: after cleverly edited Schiller denial “no cheap gamers’ profile media had no choice but to go to the second round and continue to spend too much long-playing theme truly affordable and accessible version of” the iPhone. ”
This time, the Chinese know-all distinguished themselves from Digitimes – jointly sing ™ traditionally reliable sources of information out there said that the case “budget» iPhone will be made either made out of plastic or the intricate mix of metal and translucent plastic, and metal fragments inside the body.
“Apple’s rumored entry-level iPhone reportedly may adopt plastic for its chassis instead of reinforced glass or unibody metal as in the company’s standard iPhone models, to save cost, according to sources from the upstream supply chain…
…other rumors are circulating that the entry-level iPhone will adopt a chassis mixed with plastic and metal, with the internal metal parts being able to be seen from outside through special design, the sources noted.”
For a true add two borrowed from Digitimes nuances: the production of “alternative” plastic housing located in the state enterprise for the production of electronics, and the materialization of the final plastic-metal ideas expected in the second half of this year.
It also should be noted that the plastic housing, as opposed to metal and glass, will reduce the cost smartphone suffer accordingly, and its market price. However, the iPhone mini frame will be made of metal, and the outside will be visible not only plastic.
Novelty plastic case provides an opportunity for experts to assume that the device may be similar to the 3GS. Be that as it may, the users would prefer to see on the iPhone mini presentation of its “big brother» iPhone 5S, which is expected in April.