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Video showcasing the alleged low-cost iPhone appears

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Video showcasing the alleged low-cost iPhone appears - read the full textA rather detailed look at what is allegedly the new budget-range iPhone model has surfaced. Before you get too excited, though, keep in mind that it is only the plastic back panel of the device. In terms of design, the device looks to be hybrid between the Apple 3GS and the iPod Touch...


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has anyone thought that this is the ipones 5S, Samsung style. as the more normal people among us buy a glossy Samsung power phone like the S4, are the maggots in the Apple trying to lure away from are beloved maker with a shiny plastic made of the cheapest components, supplied by the cheapest bidder and built by chines people in a factory that's run like a concentration camp while being paid penny. and when will they follow Google/Motorola with the X Phone that's made and built in the USA by Americans that get paid in US Dollar's. top that apple?

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  • 2013-07-24 13:13
  • H5%u

low cost iphone ??? What they are afraid of samsung rex or nokia asha phones?

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  • 2013-07-24 13:11
  • tTSk

> In reply to no.BoUndaries @ 2013-07-24 13:07 from nxuk - click to readStronger?


Have you ever taken the battery cover off an S4? It's teeny paper thin plastic.

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  • 2013-07-24 13:10
  • YQv0

> In reply to geordie81 @ 2013-07-24 12:05 from 3a@P - click to readPhil Schiller

"Despite the popularity of cheap smartphones, this will never be the future of Apple's products," Schiller bluntly states. "In fact, although Apple's market share of smartphones is just about 20 percent, we own the 75 percent of the profit."

Now. Which to buy? iS? Lumi S? Nokia S?

Me Confuse.


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  • 2013-07-24 13:08
  • YQv0

> In reply to geordie81 @ 2013-07-24 12:05 from 3a@P - click to readI am sure it will not be ”the same stuff”. This will be just cheap plastic! On the other hand, Samsung is using polycarbonate for their flagships! Not ”cheap” as Apple and other fanboys say! That is why it could be slimmer yet stronger!

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  • 2013-07-24 13:07
  • nxuk

> In reply to [deleted post]Buz S4, or failing that, the HTC One.

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  • 2013-07-24 13:07
  • ajUh

> In reply to [deleted post]Write the name of each phone in small piece of papers, close your eye and take one, the phone written in this paper is the one you buy, make it random.

I'm not you, i can't decide for you, beside, i have what people call "dumbphone" and i'm not looking for anything else, maybe i'll buy Nokia 808 because it have a good camera and it's cheap now, you see, i don't care about anything else except the camera.

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  • 2013-07-24 12:56
  • 3Y77

Had apple not changed ios to ugly icons and an anorexic font I would have bought one of these on day one. Such a shame.

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  • 2013-07-24 12:49
  • YP9r

> In reply to [deleted post]No i can't help you, it is a mistake to ask this question here in comments section, you'll get many more confusing answers, my suggestion is: try the phones by yourself and decide, what are you looking in a phone? do you need certain apps that only one platform provide? or do you care about the "specs" which i you shouldn't because it's all about user experience not the specs, if you wanted the best you'll never buy anything, because the best now will be old tomorrow.

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  • 2013-07-24 12:45
  • 3Y77

> In reply to [deleted post]You can't compare Samsung Galaxy S4 to iPhone "mini". Of course Samsung Galaxy S4. This iPhone will be worse than iPhone 4S, 5 so you can't compare with the Samsung's best phone.

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  • 2013-07-24 12:44
  • 3c63

> In reply to [deleted post]The Galaxy S4

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  • 2013-07-24 12:38
  • tDxb

> In reply to [deleted post]nokia lumia 1020.

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  • 2013-07-24 12:36
  • 3pbc

> In reply to Samsung Fanboy Pro @ 2013-07-24 11:14 from 3af% - click to readIt's this what i hate about comments! people are too serious about fanboyism, they attack other companies and cheer for their favorite, they spend a lot of time in comments repeating the same arguments, and for what?!

it's just a smartphone, is it worth it to waste your life for it?! or to waste defending companies?! i don't understand, i like technology but i can't understand fanboyism for companies.

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  • 2013-07-24 12:25
  • 3Y77

> In reply to Gavin_Is_A_Man @ 2013-07-24 11:24 from ixu0 - click to readThey loved it before when it was plastic. It's not the first plastic iphone.

Made of plastic and FEELING cheap are 2 different things. There is no paper thin hard plastic cover on this. It's a solid unibody design.

Lumias. Same. Quality build. Plastic.

Samsung. Cheap build. Plastic.

There's a difference.

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  • 2013-07-24 12:13
  • YQv0

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-07-24 11:27 from H5Dk - click to readThere’s no such thing 5 years old iphone 3GS.
3GS has been lunch in June 2009 so it is 4 years old at best.

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  • 2013-07-24 12:12
  • 3EjD

> In reply to geordie81 @ 2013-07-24 12:05 from 3a@P - click to readIt doesn't have the paper thing cheap plastic battery cover that you can push up and down with your finger like the Samsung phones.

I think that's the argument. Not that it's plastic. There have been plastic iPhones before. None felt cheap.

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  • 2013-07-24 12:09
  • YQv0

with so many leaks regarding this, and actually just watching that video it is probably safe to say that there is for sure going to be an overpriced budget iphone, I would not be surprised if it was not apple leaking all the shots and videos to drum up interest in it, fair enough i guess its a marketing technique that works well so why not i guess. bet all the samsung haters will no doubt love this phone though even though its made of the same stuff :-)

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  • 2013-07-24 12:05
  • 3a@P

> In reply to Samsung Fanboy Pro @ 2013-07-24 11:14 from 3af% - click to readThe iPhone 3G/3GS were both plastic and they were the most durable and comfortable iPhones ever.
Seriously, everyone is complaining like this is a bad thing but my retired 5 year old 3GS has been through way more than my nexus 4 and still looks better.

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  • 2013-07-24 11:27
  • H5Dk

No doubt everyone slating Samsung for its plastic phones are going to suddenly love the plasic Apple. Anyone else think Apple is also going down Nokia's route with the pretty colours, just like they're going down HTC's route by speaking to Dr Dre?

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  • 2013-07-24 11:24
  • ixu0

Looks fine.

Just another phone.

I may switch to android just because of the bigger screen size. Apple needs a bigger phone. 4" just doesn't cut it.

By the time they catch up, it'll be 1 or 2 years before they release a bigger phone.

Problem? Even now with the iPhone 5, when you take a picture and you look at it, it cuts the picture on both sides, so you are still looking at it in 3.5". Ridiculous.

So even if apple comes out with a 5" phone, I'm sure it'll be some weird resolution and when you're looking at pictures or videos they won't show natively in full screen.

1080p video displayed on a non 1080p screen is weird. And apple won't come out with a 1080p screen I'm sure. They'll decide on some weird resolution nobody else has.

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  • 2013-07-24 11:23
  • YQv0

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