“Could this be another sign that Apple is preparing to launch a more affordable iteration of its world-changing iPhone handset?” Chris Smith asks for Tech Radar.

“[This] is a purported plastic rear casing for a device which, speculation suggests, Apple could reveal in September or October,” Smith reports. “The leak comes from Chinese blogger 7mob, who SlashGear reports, is renowned for his connections to ‘factory sources’ in the country.”

Smith reports, “The device is expected to target emerging markets rather than the US and Europe, opening up iOS and the App Store to those who may not have been able to afford an iPhone for the first time.”

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