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Rumors about the upcoming iPhone models in 2013 is in rage these days. According to last week's NYDailyNews, Apple is all set to launch three new iPhones this year - a replacement to iPhone 5, the successor iPhone 6 with a 12-megapixel camera, and also an ‘affordable' 4.8-inch display model currently referred to as the iPhone ‘Math.'
But now new rumors regarding the Cupertino based tech giant is making rounds that is hinting a launch of a low priced iPhone 5 variant. The cheaper iPhone model is especially meant to target consumers who cannot afford the premium priced Apple sixth generation smartphone. According to latest rumors the tech world is getting closer to see the long-awaited budget iPhone.
This can be said, as according to the iLounge report citing inside sources, the budget iPhone will be made out of plastic and it will also cut off the advanced features such as Retina Display. The report also claims that the new model might be a hybrid between the iPhone 5, newly launched iPod touch (fifth generation model) and iPod classic.
What More About Features?
Going by the report, the low priced iPhone will sport a 4 inch display as in iPhone 5, a bottom design as in the latest iPod touch and the shape of iPod classic. Also, the budget iPhone is stated to boast around 0.5 mm more in height and width and 1 mm more in thickness as compared to iPhone 5.
Apart from shifting from glass and metal to plastic, Apple seems to come up with another change, which is in the design. Likewise iPhone 5, the budget iPhone variant is claimed to have an identical shape, similar sensor, camera and button arrangement and 1136 x 640 pixel display. However, the circular volume buttons as in iPhone 4, 4S and 5 will have an elongated and pill-shaped design closer to the ones in iPod touch and iPhone 3G/3GS.
On the back, rather than the fully curved design of the plastic iPhone 3G and 3GS, the report described a device with curves similar to the iPod classic
Overall, the report suggests that the low cost iPhone will be reminiscent to iPhone 5 from front, iPod classic from side and iPod 5 fifth generation from bottom apart from its plastic enclosure.
Just like always, Apple is tight lipped on the current speculations persisting in the tech media world. However recently, Senior Marketing VP Phil Schiller, was quoted saying in Shanghai Evening News that Apple will "not develop cheap smartphones in order to grab market share away." But reportedly the story got revised, hence the Apple fanboys will have to wait and watch to what surprises the company has to offer this year.