A bunch of new plastic iPhone photos have surfaced in Japan where a magazine has decided to see how the phone stacks up against the current-generation model.
The comparison shots between Apple’s upcoming budget iPhone and the iPhone 5 show quite a few differences, but also a number of similarities.
For example, the plastic case is rounded, whereas the iPhone 5 is more edgy. The overall look is different too, as a result of this change.
The phone has fewer holes at the bottom (where the speaker is located), while the Lightning and headphone connectors are in the same position as on the iPhone 5.
The dimensions seem to be identical, meaning the screen size will probably be the same. The screw layout is in line with a recent logic board leak, and the Japanese magazine who obtained the photos says they saw cases in pink, blue, orange, black, and white.
Apple is expected to unleash not one, but multiple new iPhones this year, including an iPhone 5S and this plastic iPhone which analysts believe it’ll cost much less.
Dubbed “budget” iPhone by the media, this new device is likely to offer the specifications of the iPhone 5 at a lower price.
The iPhone 5S, which remains unconfirmed for now, is expected to employ a number of enhancements that justify the high price Apple usually charges for its smartphone.
One of these enhancements includes a rumored fingerprint sensor which Apple is said to have obtained from its AuthenTec acquisition earlier this year.
Both phones are expected to debut at a special event this fall. There, Apple is likely to introduce a new version of the iPad (the fifth-generation model). An iPad mini refresh is not expected until next year.