I think we can safely say that the release of a budget iPhone 5 is no longer a rumour. The evidence appearing on-line is becoming overwhelmingly consistet, and it is difficult to believe that they are all false. Here’s a list of all the rumours put together that may or may not be true regarding the infamous Budget iPhone 5.
Most of the reports we’ve seen over the past 6 months have suggested that Apple is going to be releasing a new, low-cost iPhone alongside its iPhone 5S this fall. And the theory has been corroborated by a mound of evidence, including a barrage of plastic iPhone shells.
The latest evidence comes from Michael Kukielka, also known as the DetroitBorg, who has posted a high quality video of what appears to be a white plastic iPhone shell. It looks like a hybrid between the iPhone 3GS and the iPod touch:
Budget iPhone 5 case revealed in video:
The rumours and reports have been very consistent for a very long time, all pointing to a handset made up of plastic and metal, resembling the iPhone 5, with more rounded edges and a price tag somewhere around $300.
Releaseing a mid-range iPhone would help Apple dramatically increase its marketshare in emerging markets like India, Russia and China.
Don’t you miss the days where Apple’s latest phone remained a secret up until launch day? Apple used to be so good at keeping their latest flagship models a secret.