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New Apple Leak Reveals Massive, Cheap iPhone

By on Jun 25, 2018 in Mobility Strategy | 0 comments

Ghostek is back. Having worked with me on an iPhone design exclusive last month, the successful case maker has revealed
Apple
’s plan for its most exciting new smartphone… 

Picked up by BGR, Ghostek has shown-off renders of Apple’s so-called ‘budget iPhone X’ which is set to shake up the smartphone world by retaining the premium design of the iPhone X while also being remarkably inexpensive.

Apple’s budget iPhone X

The report explains the renders are “based on detailed files [Ghostek] obtained from the factory that builds these smartphones”, which makes sense given the detailed schematics the company previously gave me. BGR also states “this particular render has been confirmed as accurate by an additional source who is aware of Apple’s plans.”

So what are the takeaways from Ghostek’s new image? They are both good and bad.

The good news is, despite the budget pricing, the new iPhone (which I expect to simply be called ‘iPhone’ just like the entry level ‘iPad’ and ‘MacBook’) will indeed retain all the flagship styling of the iPhone X: bezel-less design, Face ID, glass back (there will be wireless charging) and leaks strongly indicate fast wired charging will be included free.

‘Budget’ iPhone X schematics confirm size and a single rear camera

The bad news is users will have to compromise with just a single rear camera (which makes sense given this replaces the iPhone 8), there is no 3D Touch, and there will be an LCD rather than OLED display and aluminium rather than steel chassis.

Finally, I already know the dimensions of this new iPhone (147.12 x 71.52 mm / 5.79 x 2.81-inches) which means it will fit a 6.1-inch display. So yes, the mini iPhone X dream is dead.

Disappointing? Yes, but users will get over it when they spot the $300 price cut

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