Apple’s Low-Cost iPhone Actually Has a 5-Inch Screen, Redesigned Body, Says DigiTimes

Apple is reportedly seeking to “meet the prevailing trend for […] 5-inch displays”

By on January 8th, 2013 15:12 GMT

If I had a dime for every DigiTimes report citing its industry sources on the hottest circulating Apple rumor I’d be blogging this from a solid gold keyboard.

That’s not to say the trade publication hasn’t been reliable in the past. It’s just that most rumors dished out by the Taiwanese site seem to take on a strange spin at times.

Take for instance today’s “iPhone-for-emerging-markets” report. In typical fashion, the site states, “Apple will roll out a low-cost version of the iPhone for China and other emerging markets in the second half of 2013,” followed by the all-too-familiar “according to supply-chain sources.” So far so good.

However, some of these sources have allegedly seen a sample of the low-cost iPhone, which (hear this) “will come with a larger display, meeting the prevailing trend for the adoption of 5-inch displays for high-end models.”

The same sources also said that the phone would have “a brand new exterior design.”

I don’t know about you, but I’m having a really hard time picturing Apple charging fewer dollars for a brand-spanking new iPhone with a bigger display and a redesigned chassis.

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