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Budget iPhone Render Hints at Future Design

By - Source: NextPowerUP | B 16 comments

Budget iPhone renders show cases using Lego plastic. No one will step on your phone anymore.

While not officially from Apple itself, MacRumors has rendered representation of how the upcoming iPhone could look -- specifically, the much anticipated budget version of the phone. Recent information and photo leaks pertaining to the phone were taken into consideration with the CGI, meaning that what you see below could ultimately be how the budget iPhone will look.


The phone would be constructed of thicker ABS (a very tough and durable plastic) instead of the aluminum and glass casing of the iPhone 5. Due to the boring color of plastic, Apple will also be offering the phone in several pretty colors, including white, lime-green, blue, yellow and red. As the phone aims at delivering a cheaper version of the company's upcoming flagship phone, Apple will be cutting back on the display resolution and the amount of RAM, along with the cheaper build material. The render also shows the phone running iOS 7, which was announced in June but has not been released. 


While this could likely be the next iPhone's budget version, these renderings could be completely inaccurate. So while hope remains for the first mid-range priced iPhone, all of this should be taken lightly. We are very excited by the idea of a plastic build iPhone, but the choice of ABS plastic is most intriguing. The smartphone would be made of the same materials as Lego. While the plastic is recyclable, it is also soluble in acetone, can be damaged by unfiltered sunlight, and at high enough temperatures (reachable by camp fires) will melt, boil and violently combust. We hope that Apple engineers the bodies accordingly, as opposed to just fiddling with the operating temperatures and conditions.

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    adimeister , July 7, 2013 9:51 AM
    Iphone budget version, which costs about $500 and have the specs of a $200 android phone. pfft
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    back_by_demand , July 7, 2013 9:42 AM
    Can melt, boil and violently combust? So how is it different from the normal iPhone?
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    hagjohn , July 7, 2013 9:05 AM
    Looks good. I put a cover on my phones anyway, so who cares.
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    jk_ventolero , July 7, 2013 9:18 AM
    "The smartphone would be made of the same materials as Lego."

    Haha! Well, at least it won't feel like hell if you step on one of these phones.
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    BringMeAnother , July 7, 2013 9:32 AM
    Really? No black? I guess they really want you to broadcast to the world hey look, I've got the budget one.
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    back_by_demand , July 7, 2013 9:42 AM
    Can melt, boil and violently combust? So how is it different from the normal iPhone?
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    adimeister , July 7, 2013 9:51 AM
    Iphone budget version, which costs about $500 and have the specs of a $200 android phone. pfft
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    brickman , July 7, 2013 9:52 AM
    So it sounds like a LEGO brick when you drop it :p 
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    soldier44 , July 7, 2013 10:20 AM
    Waiting on the Galaxy Note 3 a real adult phone that doesn't cater to 12 yr olds with colors like that.
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    aarnoldupenn , July 7, 2013 12:00 PM
    what's the point of a budget iphone, when you can get last years model for free usually on subsidiary? Go Android.
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    sykozis , July 7, 2013 12:42 PM
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    what's the point of a budget iphone, when you can get last years model for free usually on subsidiary? Go Android.


    Why buy last year's model when most phones are barely supported a month after release? On Android, you're lucky if they're still supported the day they're released....
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    halcyon , July 7, 2013 4:17 PM
    Quote:
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    what's the point of a budget iphone, when you can get last years model for free usually on subsidiary? Go Android.


    Why buy last year's model when most phones are barely supported a month after release? On Android, you're lucky if they're still supported the day they're released....


    I play the phone game and while I lose money I win on the have-fun side. I keep my phones maybe 6-12 months and then I want the next new toy. I'm living with an S4 now (its not a bad phone) but am really looking forward to what I hope the Note 3 will be. With this strategy I worry not about long-term support. Will my carrier ever push 4.2 (or better) to my S4? ...doubt it.
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    dozerman , July 7, 2013 7:18 PM
    I always said iPhones were children's toys...
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    fuzzion , July 7, 2013 7:27 PM
    So if the iPhone 5 is a cutdown version of the samsung Galaxy 4. That would make the cutodwn version of the iphone mini equivalent to the samsung galaxy 2.
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    fat_panda , July 8, 2013 12:32 AM
    Still waiting for HTC One on Verizon...c'mon!!
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    halcyon , July 8, 2013 7:36 AM
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    Still waiting for HTC One on Verizon...c'mon!!


    HTC One. I see no SD card expandable storage, no removable battery, and that (typically)
    white strip of trim around the side. ...very iPhone-ish to me. These things made me choose the 32GB S4.

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    internetlad , July 8, 2013 3:55 PM
    if they cut back on the display resolution any more, they may as well just start using Apple II monitors.
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    dan lan , July 13, 2013 7:18 AM
    the design of the iphone low-cost seem to me more beautiful than the <a href="http://iphone5-fr.com/" >iphone 5s</a>