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| March 1, 2013
Apple Reportedly Planning To Launch Low-Cost iPhone With Polycarbonate Body
Apple is rumored to have placed its plans of releasing the iPhone 6, which is likely to have a larger screen than the iPhone 5, on the back burner. But while the company has deferred the iPhone 6 to 2014, according to a new report by Mac o Takara, the company is pushing through with its plans to launch a low-cost iPhone soon. For its budget iPhone, Apple is said to make use of a glossy polycarbonate body not unlike the material used in the now-defunct entry-level MacBook. The resulting handset is also said to be released at an unsubsidized price of $330. The relatively affordable price may be attained by dint of Apple's forgoing of aluminum and glass in favor of polycarbonate, which also offers higher durability. Mac o Takara also gives updates on the so-called iPhone 5S, which will reportedly pair a dual-flash LED with its camera component. Earlier this month, a source told Chinese mobile phone information site Laoyaoba.com that he had seen both the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 6 at Apple's suppliers. According to the source, the iPhone 5S, unsurprisingly, resembles the iPhone 5. The iPhone 6, on the other hand, is a lighter and thinner 5-inch handset. The source also claimed that both models may be released within the year. Well, Mac o Takora's source now begs to differ. Via: AppleInsider