“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,” Ninelu Tu and Joseph Tsai report for DigiTimes.

“The rumor in the supply chain is that the inexpensive iPhone chassis supplier will reportedly be a US-based electronic manufacturing service (EMS) provider,” Tu and Tsai report. “However, 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.”

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MacDailyNews Take: We know Apple are loathe to look back, but if they do make this iPhone, among the first available color choices should be Bondi Blue.

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