While Apple’s detractors would have been setting the American company up for a huge fall when they broke the trend of a lifetime to hint at a ‘budget’ version of their product, at least on the physical quality side of their future release they cannot complain, according to a recent report from TechDy.
The Chinese ‘design collective’ company note that having ‘received’ the shell of the budget iPhone recently, they believe that despite a plastic build intended to reduce costs in Apple production, it still has more of a ‘premium’ feel about it the Galaxy devices offered by nearest manufacturing rivals Samsung.
TechDy’s report claims that they have examples of the casing with picture and video evidence in spite of Apple never officially confirming such a product, but it has not deterred the former from publishing an online ‘report’ on the matter.
Written by Chris Chang, an excerpt reads: “Recently, the rear shell of Apple’s rumored budget iPhone was leaked in the colors white, red, green, blue and yellow. Some people think the shells could be Chinese copies, while some believe the low-cost iPhone would probably look like the leaked rear shells. Today, we got Apple’s budget iPhone in hands, and we can’t wait to present a photo gallery and a phenomenal video for you to watch.
“[The budget iPhone] does not feel cheap at all… unlike the plastic build quality of the Samsung Galaxy phones.
“As can be seen from the images, all the rumors about the low-cost plastic iPhone seem to be true. The budget iPhone will be made substantially from plastic (we can feel it’s actually polycarbonate material). It will have a 4” screen, like the iPhone 5, and interestingly, the budget iPhone actually has a shape that’s similar to Apple’s original iPod. When we hold the budget iPhone in our hands, the plastic chassis does not feel cheap at all. Unlike the plastic build quality of the Samsung Galaxy phones, the plastic material used on the budget iPhone feels more sturdy.”
TechDy continue with the suggestion that they have ‘filled the shell’ with components and have ‘converted it’ to be an Android device selling in their online store, although such moves, along with the video they produced below, will probably further damage any credible claims that they have a sneak preview of Apple’s next product. Unlike most of the predictable Apple product pre-reveal rumours, perhaps it might be better for everyone’s sake to just wait until its official unveiling, said to be occurring later this year. The only guarantee is that the word ‘budget’ will be loosely defined if it is used at all…