Low-cost iPhone might use plastic body, report claims

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Low-cost iPhone might use plastic body, report claims

Would a low-cost iPhone be made of plastic?

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A low-cost iPhone from Apple could be outfitted with a plastic chassis, a downgrade from the usual glass or metal design, according to the folks at DigiTimes.

Citing the usual unnamed supply chain sources, DigiTimes said the plastic body would be designed to cut costs on the cheaper iPhone . But other rumors tossed off by the site suggest the phone might use a mixture of plastic and metal, with the internal metal parts able to be seen from the outside.

Throwing out yet a third rumor, DigiTimes also said the phone’s body would reportedly be made by a U.S.-based electronic manufacturing service. The site reached out to Apple supplier Foxconn, which declined to comment on the report.

The sources reportedly told DigiTimes that the parts for the low-cost iPhone are currently being validated and that the phone may hit the market in the second half of the year.

Swallowing a single rumor from DigiTimes is sometimes difficult. In this case, the site is giving us several rumors to bite into, none of which are necessarily credible.

First, even if Apple does roll out a lower-cost iPhone , the company is unlikely to use a plastic body. Plastic signifies cheap, and Apple is not one to go the cheap route. It’s more likely the company would find other ways to k… [Read more]

Low-cost iPhone might use plastic body, report claims

Low-cost iPhone might use plastic body, report claims

Low-cost iPhone might use plastic body, report claims

Low-cost iPhone might use plastic body, report claims

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