New Picture Of The Budget iPhone’s Rear Shell Appears

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We’ve seen tons of leaked photos claiming to be the rear shell of the budget iPhone, and here’s the latest one we can add to the pile. The photo was posted on Weibo and looks pretty similar to images we posted two days ago.

The latest batch of leaked rear shells have legal notices stamped on the bottom of the casing, suggesting the budget iPhone is closer to launch than ever before.

From pictures it looks like the budget iPhone won’t be much bigger than the iPhone 5, though its design looks a little closer to that of the latest iPod touch. There are just four holes in its bottom edge for the speaker, and one for the microphone, and its volume buttons are long and thin, not round.

According to the latest batch of rumors, the budget iPhone may launch on September 6th, along side the iPhone 5S.

  • daov2a

    Wow. Ugly.

  • p8blr

    Looks great! I wish the FCC stuff on the back wasn’t so big though.

  • gettysburg11s

    I like it. I wonder how it will be priced un-subsidized? Its made by Apple, so you take what Samsung would charge for it without a contract, perhaps $250.00, and add $100.00 to it. So, I think we are looking at $349.00 for the plastic iPhone 5.

  • myz06vette

    I’m calling BS on that picture. That’s pretty clearly a microUSB port on the bottom. You can see the staggered sizing on top and bottom of the port, instead of a uniform, elongated shape like the Lightning connector. This is most likely a Chinese knockoff based on reported leaks and it probably runs Android. Also, looking at the background, it looks like this was taken at a flea market.

  • rigit_digit

    I don’t get the big deal on this “budget” iPhone. It’s not going to change the world like an iPod, iPad or the first iPhone. It’s just an iPhone with a plastic shell that will cost less.

  • TechBell

    Counterfeit for sure. Apple may in fact be producing a cheaper iPhone but what we’re seeing out of China – ain’t it.

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