Shunal DokeJul 12, 2013 19:54:35 IST
If the previous leaks of the cheaper iPhone still hadn't convinced you that it will have a wide colour palette and will be made of plastic, here's another one. Some pictures of volume rockers and lock switches of the affordable iPhone have been leaked on Chinese micro-blogging site Sina Weibo. The leak more-or-less confirms that the affordable iPhone will be made of plastic and will have a wide variety of colour options—yellow, blue, red and green.
Available in what we like to refer to as the Nokia colours
Just recently, we saw pictures of a bright green back panel with the Apple logo and "iPhone" etched on it, indicating that it may belong to the low-cost phone that the company is reportedly making—sometimes referred to as the iPhone 5S and iPhone Mini.
The source of the earlier leak adds that the outer case may not have been designed as a single unit. It says that "the hull itself and the panel on which the various internal components of the device will be attached are two distinct elements." The placement of the multiple attachment points of the phone’s internal components such as the motherboard and the connection port Lightning is roughly similar to that of the iPhone 5.
Recently, sources, even those in the supply chain in Asia, told Reuters that Apple is looking to bring at least two iPhones next year with larger displays—a 4.7-inch one and one with a 5.7-inch display. In fact, sources told Reuters that suppliers were approached with plans for those iPhones. That said, they have stressed that it is yet to be confirmed whether the company will actually launch its iPhone with bigger displays.