Cheap iPhone Rumor Doesn’t Go Away

Despite one Apple executive declaring that cheap smartphones will never be part of Apple’s future, rumors about it continue to swirl.

Japan-based Apple news site Macotakara, citing sources, says that such an entry-level iPhone is slated for next year and that it will use plastic instead of aluminum for its casing.

According to the website, the rumored cheap iPhone will sport a polycarbonate plastic encasing, similar to the ones found on the MacBook and iBook. The device will feature a 4.5-inch screen, which would be half-an-inch larger than iPhone 5; a Home button; and a $330 price tag that would be less than half of the average retail price of the unlocked iPhone 5.

MacRumors, another Apple-oriented blog, notes that Macotakara is not that reliable when it comes to Apple rumors, but it did provide accurate information about Apple’s latest batch of iPods months before its official unveiling.

Source: CNET

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