iLounge: budget iPhone 5 will be plastic and look like iPod classic

iLounge: budget iPhone 5 will be plastic and look like iPod classicIt’s probably fair to say no one’s quite sure what to expect from Apple this year, with recent rumours touting a 4.8in iPhone Math, and an Ultimate iPad with 128GB internal storage.

One of the other rumours refusing to go away is the notion of a budget iPhone, and “reliable sources” of iLounge are spilling fresh beans.

Jeremy Horwitz relays many a detail of the budget iPhone, specifically described as a budget iPhone 5.

The budget iPhone 5 is tipped to have a 4in display with a resolution of 1136 x 640 (same as the iPhone 5), while the big change is the use of plastic instead of metal and glass. We’re told to expect a “substantially plastic chassis”.

As for the budget iPhone 5’s appearance, it’ll most resemble an iPod classic in shape. In particular it’ll look like an iPhone 5 from the front, iPod classic from the side, and iPod touch 5G on the bottom.

There’s no specific word on a release date or pricing for the budget iPhone 5, and we expect it’ll have a reasonably sensible name. Just iPhone, perhaps?

Having said all this, Apple's SVP Phil Schiller recently bawled: "At first, non-smartphones were popular in the Chinese market, now cheap smartphones are more popular and non-smartphones are out.

"Despite the popularity of cheap smartphones, this will never be the future of Apple’s products."

via: iLounge

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9 comments

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 29, 2013 at 16:07

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Oh, the 128GB iPad is CONFIRMED http://news.softpedia.com/news/Apple-Announces-the-128GB-iPad-with-Retina-Display-324986.shtml

judgey  Jan. 29, 2013 at 17:05

samsung will see u back in court maybe

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 29, 2013 at 17:17

samsung will see u back in court maybe
That's a given. But why in this context?

judgey  Jan. 29, 2013 at 17:38

As in the plastic :o

AhmadCentral  Jan. 29, 2013 at 17:52

Wahey!

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 29, 2013 at 18:01

As in the plastic :o hahahaha

I wonder: targeting the budget market - will the iPhong have a replacable battery?

judgey  Jan. 29, 2013 at 18:22

:D

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 30, 2013 at 12:17

http://i1-news.softpedia-static.com/images/news2/This-Is-Apple-s-Budget-iPhone-5-Report-2.jpg?1359453828

Pondlife  Jan. 31, 2013 at 00:36

Why has the lightning port got screw holes or did they miss a comma?

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