In the last few weeks we have seen several images of carcasses of the supposed “low-cost iPhone” that, as said by the CEO of Pagatron, Apple’s partner in the production of iProducts, it shouldn’t be that cheap – if it is released by Apple. Discussion topic of MacMagazine on Air # 046 (you will soon be able to hear it), we believe that the device will be launched by Apple, it remains to be seen when and how it will be.
Chris Chang, editor in chief of the site MIC Gadget, managed to get his hands on one of these pieces and detailed everything in Techdy Blog – including a really cool video, check it out:
The low-cost iPhone will be made substantially of plastic (we can feel that it is made of polycarbonate). It will have a 4-inch screen, like the iPhone 5, and, interestingly, it has a shape that resembles that of the original Apple iPod. When we hold the low-cost iPhone in our hands, we feel that the plastic structure does not appear to be cheap. Unlike the plastic quality of Samsung Galaxy phones, the material used in the low-cost iPhone seems more resistant.
And guess what, we were able to put the whole screen [do iPhone 5, provavelmente] on the rear frame of the low-cost iPhone. The display assembly fit perfectly inside the rear case.
The case is not finished and, instead of the volume buttons, silencer and on / off, we only have holes that mark the position, I believe.
In the image below we see that the structure has a headphone jack at the bottom, a microphone space right next to it, in addition to the two spaces for screws and the speakers (similar to the iPod touch of the fifth generation).
Now, comparisons with the iPhone 5:
Based on this information, they even developed a clone device, called Basic Bear, which will run Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean), equipped with a 4 ″ screen (1136 × 640 pixels), Snapdragon processor quad-core 1.7GHz, 2GB RAM, 16GB capacity, 8 megapixel (rear) and 2 megapixel (front) cameras, 2,300mAh battery, five colors, among other things – for $ 200.
But back to the structure: if we are really talking about something hot, I don’t know. But I think the path will be very similar to this, with the addition of the bright colors that we are seeing popping up around. This concept, created by Ferry Passchier, in my opinion has always been the one that best represented this iPhone – and, from the structures we are seeing, it seems that Passchier was right.
If the low-cost iPhone is like that, I don’t know if making a clone with exactly the same back was a good idea from Techdy Blog.