Case manufacturer "leaks" budget iPhone snap

A case manufacturer has posted a photo supposedly showing Apple's rumoured budget iPhone

 

For all the talk of the next iPhone, there has been constant chatter of a budget iPhone sitting on the design tables at Cupertino.

This week, a case manufacturer by the name of Tactus has posted an image supposedly showing just such a device.

The white iPhone appears to be made out of plastic and features a smaller, curved design similar to earlier iPods.

Charging a premium for its devices doesn't seem to have hurt Apple thus far. So the idea of a budget iPhone ranks pretty high on T3's bull-o-meter.

That being said, the photo does conform to a lot of rumours we've been hearing about the low-cost iPhone. If Cupertino does produce such a product, it would likely be used to target the emerging markets of the BRIC countries.

Rumoured specifications of the budget iPhone include an A5 chip, 5MP camera and a 3.5-inch Retina display. The chassis is said to be similar to the original iPhone 3GS in terms of having a rounded plastic shell. 

Of course, there's no way to tell if the object pictured above is real or not - but we'd recommend taking it with a pinch of salt.

More interesting is the argument about whether Apple really needs to offer budget alternatives. Especially after it emerged today that the company generates 45% of profit in the PC market.

Is it really necessary to produce a budget iPhone? Would you buy it? Let us know.

Via: Macrumors

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