Low Cost iPhone to Feature 4-Inch Display, Super-Thin Plastic Casing?

Low Cost iPhone to Feature 4-Inch Display, Super-Thin Plastic Casing?

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KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple's upcoming low cost iPhone will feature a 4-inch display and a strong, thin, and light plastic casing, report AppleInsider.

Kuo says the specs for the device were decided in 2011 and are "unlikely to abruptly change" due to the popularity of 5-inch devices.

The new phone is said to have a "super-thin plastic casing mixed with glass fiber" that makes it stronger, thinner and lighter than typical plastic casings. The plastic case is expected to between 0.4 and 0.6 millimeters thick compared to the average case at 0.7 to 1.0 millimeters thick. It will come in a range of four to six colors, similar to the iPod.

Apple is said to have contracted with Foxconn as well as Green Point of the Jabil group for its strong and thin iPhone plastic casings. Hon Hai will both build casings and assemble the phones, while Jabil is expected to provide its casings to Pegatron, which will assemble the remaining iPhones. The analyst reported earlier this week that Apple was likely to diversify manufacturers for both its low-cost and legacy iPhones.

Kuo recently predicted that Apple would unveil the low cost iPhone and an iPhone 5S with fingerprint scanner in June.

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Trollspray - March 15, 2013 at 6:18pm
I admit, i'm an apple fanboy and I DO NOT like apple making a "budget iphone" plastic... They can dress it up all they want, its STILL PLASTIC.
DavidG - March 15, 2013 at 5:14pm
The iPhone is my going plastic. Only one of the cheap and lower quality version of it is. This way people with lower budgets wont be forced to buy androids. Now they can enjoy iOS too in a cheaper hardware like Samsung. I would like a larger iPhone as well. I haves the manly hands and couldn't handle those feminine petite versions. I love my iPhone though and have used other phones so I made a good choice. All other phones started to look like iPhones except larger.
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John Sprm - March 15, 2013 at 4:06pm
More advanced maybe in 1 thing. Better looking ? The first phone to look flat and square was the iPhone why all phones look the same now ? Why blackberry looks iPhone now ? Anyways back to galaxy that phone is so big I rather buy me a laptop and Carrie it around I'm not hating just being real as much as I hate the new people in charge of apple I don't see my self buying me Boeing 777 as a phone damn it its huge smh no thank you.
Tony - March 15, 2013 at 5:17pm
When I meant advance in talking about hardware wise. Yes its always better for the phone to be made of metal. Cause of the impact and more stronger. But you know what. If lets say want to change the metal band around the phone because its dented or scratch and you decide to do it yourself. You need to take apart the whole entire phone to change one bezel. Stupid design. At least with the Samsung Note II you can take it apart and and replace the plastic whole back housing including the bezel in under 5-8 minutes. Me too I prefer metal. That being said, Samsung has already moved up to 8 cores for the international and 4 cores for the USA/Canada versions. Apple is still using dual core, we are in 2013 this innovation existed since the iPhone 4S. Just abit faster on the iPhone 5 my friend has it. For the screen, I rather have a comfortable 5 - 5.5 inches screen when is easier on the eyes, then to have a screen which is 4 inches long and that I have to see the tiny little words like you need a microscope to read. Everyone who has an iPhone is so close to the screen of their device why, cause the text and everything else on it is so small you can barely see it. The iPhone 5 was the biggest mistake apple did. Not only its ugly, its the same exact design since the iPhone 4 with it being abit smaller and minor upgrades over the 4S. Not to mention the black coated bezel peeling away. Plus gaming experience on the bigger screen is much better, the colors are more accurate and ever since I owned a NOTE II never ONCE has it slowed down on me. I know for a fact that the iPhone 5 does slow down after loading apps and using it for awhile. Quad Core, 2GB and phone with EXPANDABLE MEMORY. iPhone your stuck with a crappy fixed memory. If your talking build quality, yes iPhone is stronger and all, but if you talking about specs, the NOTE II wipes the dust with the iPhone 5. Why do you think Samsung pulled ahead? Because they give better hardware specs. Watch the iPhone 5S is going to come in with various colors. Now that they know men are not buying them they are targeting women more because they know they love colors. That being said, it fits in my pocket perfectly my NOTE II. Anyone would prefer a bigger screen to play games and do everything on it, then a crappy 4 inch display which is not EVEN 720P how pathetic. The new Samsung S4 , it full 1080p HD. Apple innovation went with Steve Jobs.
Joey - March 16, 2013 at 2:38am
hahahahaha Samsung fanatics maybe your eyes got problems and want a bigger display wahahaha c'mon apple is apple and we apple user's understand why Samsung user like you hate apple cause it's expensive and you people cannot afford to have one of it so sad.....hahahahaha
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