April 18, 2013
A new image has surfaced apparently showing the plastic rear shell of the budget iPhone. The casing looks to be made of polycarbonate, and measures between 0.4mm and 0.6mm thick, according to Tactus. According to the report, the actual phone “might be around 9mm thick, 120mm in height, and around 62-65mm in width.” This would make the phone taller and wider than the iPhone 4/4S, but not as rounded as the iPhone 3GS. Tactus predicts that the budget iPhone is going on sale Tuesday, Oct. 15 for $300. There is absolutely no way to confirm this image supplied by Tactus’ “little network of spies.” Personally, I much prefer these iPhone mini mockups. See also: Apple's Budget iPhone Could Grab 11 Percent Of Low-Cost Market By 2014, and Report: Apple To Begin Production Of Next-Generation iPhone In Second Quarter.