Purported rear casing for Apple’s low-cost iPhone shows curved design, Lightning port (with photo)

“New pictures show a plastic back panel with a Lightning connector, suggesting the component could be from a pre-release build of Apple’s rumored low-cost iPhone,” Sam Oliver reports for AppleInsider.

“The pictures were posted to Chinese microblogging site Sina Weibo, and were highlighted by Apple.Pro,” Oliver reports. “The pictures show a rear panel that appears slightly thicker than the iPhone 5, with a curved back similar to the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS.”

Oliver reports, “The part appears to be plastic, and one picture shows a Lightning connector inserted into the bottom of the case… Separately, Apple.Pro also relayed a rumor that Apple’s so-called “iPhone 6,” the name given to a handset expected to be released in 2014, will feature an even larger 4.7-inch display.”

Back panel claimed to be for Apple's low-cost iPhone

More info and another photo in the full article here.


    1. Apple stopped selling plastic iPhone only few months ago. Nothing forbids them making “inexpensive” plastic device again.

      (That said, even cheap iPods made of aluminium, so I am not sure that return to plastic makes sense to Apple.)

  1. Why didn’t MDC see fit to add that pretty much everyone believes this “rear panel” is just a concealing case, as Apple uses every year for new test phones seen in public?

  2. It’s clearly a case; if that were the actual phone body, where is the logo, and the text at the bottom?
    Do these people forget to take their brains out of the jar by the bed and re-install it when they get up in the morning?

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