Apple to Use Plastic Chassis for Entry-Level iPhone?

Posted January 15, 2013 at 4:38am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 12291 views

Apple's rumored entry-level iPhone could use a plastic chassis to save on costs, according to DigiTimes' supply chain sources.

The rumor in the supply chain is that the inexpensive iPhone chassis supplier will reportedly be a US-based electronic manufacturing service (EMS) provider.

However, other rumors are circulating that the entry-level iPhone will adopt a chassis mixed with plastic and metal, with the internal metal parts being able to be seen from outside through special design, the sources noted.


The site's sources say that upstream components for the entry-level iPhone are going through validation now and the device could be released in the second half of 2013.

The WSJ, Bloomberg, and DigiTimes have all reported that the company plans to release a low cost iPhone this year to address emerging markets.

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NoGoodNick - January 15, 2013 at 3:26pm
Rtcs i agree with you 100% you are a clever guy
RTCS - January 15, 2013 at 3:12pm
I suggest making another line up iphone XL with larger screen, along with the existing size. Customer's choice of screen.
NoGoodNick - January 15, 2013 at 1:50pm
it may be cheap but the insides are like the $800 iphone
LeoLogan - January 15, 2013 at 1:35pm
apple have to make bigger screen or they will fall like nokia
NoGoodNick - January 15, 2013 at 11:50am
I heard that all these low quality phones will be boxed unlocked and jail broken with Cydia. Cudos to Cydia for snagging that mega dollar contract.
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