A 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 5th gen. Judging by the case, it'll be slightly thicker than the iPhone 5, and while the plastic construction lacks the premium feel of most recent Apple devices, it should prove to be less prone to damage.
Recently, the slew of budget iPhone leaks lost some credibility in light of some sites buying unrelated iPhone back panels from China - and even fake iPhone 5Ss - and playing them off as the real thing. The fact that Apple has vehemently denied the development of a budget range iPhone model of any kind doesn't help either, so take this latest leak with more than the usual grain of salt.
Thanks to our anonymous tipster!
if they would ever release this kind of phone, they should call it iPhone5[M] M stands for Mass Appeal M less mass since this is special plastic :)
He didn't forget anything. He JUST told you he OWNED a 3Gs for 5 years. If anyone knows about the build quality it's him.
It seems you, too, forgot about the cracking on the 3G/3GS on the edges of the dock connector.