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Is this the low-cost iPhone (AAPL)? Taiwanese custom phone maker Techdy has posted images of...

Is this the low-cost iPhone (AAPL)? Taiwanese custom phone maker Techdy has posted images of what it claims is the shell for a cheaper iPhone. As previously rumored (I, II, III), the phone is said to have a 4" display (same dimensions as the iPhone 5) and plastic chassis - Techdy adds the chassis "feels more sturdy" than those of Samsung's Galaxy phones (they also use plastic), and that it suggests the phone will have thinner bezels than the iPhone 5. No details about the phone's display resolution, camera image sensor, or CPU. (Piper's margin analysis)
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  • Randal James
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    The most amazing part about this is that you can follow the blue 'posted images' link to techdy (Taiwan). They have discussed in detail why they think this is the genuine next iPhone and, in fact, have already copied a $200 model that runs on Android. So keep following the techdy links and see how briefly copyrighted ideas flourish. Or, like the pitch says - ORDER NOW!
    7 Jul 2013, 03:47 PM Reply Like
  • kimboslice
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    Baloney.
    7 Jul 2013, 03:48 PM Reply Like
  • mr wonder
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    If this is the budget iPhone, Apple is bringing honor to Nokia, since this cheap iPhone is a clear imitation of the Lumia 620. Ofcourse, it is not as good as the real thing :)

     

    http://bit.ly/1d7e9Py
    7 Jul 2013, 04:55 PM Reply Like
  • jdl1pt
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    Don't you mean the Lumia looks a lot like the iphone 3G(s). Oh how quickly people forget.
    7 Jul 2013, 11:07 PM Reply Like
  • css1971
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    You mean the corners are rounded? Apple better get right on it and sue.
    8 Jul 2013, 08:33 AM Reply Like
  • Wenqin Ye
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    wow that doesn't look bad for a cheap iphone. looks exactly like an iphone 4, but with a plastic back.
    7 Jul 2013, 07:50 PM Reply Like
  • Randal James
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    We'll have to see what the retail begins at - I've heard $300-400.
    7 Jul 2013, 08:06 PM Reply Like
  • bahram2
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    In many tech sites these pictures were called fake, as the phone does not show any button on its face or sides. it is fake.
    7 Jul 2013, 09:43 PM Reply Like
  • snookered
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    what's to tell? I am an Apple fan and always have been.
    7 Jul 2013, 11:05 PM Reply Like
  • Redrut
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    Aren't they plugging their own phone called the Basic Bear... very very very good advertising that.
    8 Jul 2013, 10:10 AM Reply Like
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