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An interesting theory came from Barclays Capital analysts who claimed that a “cheap edition” of the iPhone will be built this year by Foxconn and Pegatron.
The report also stated that Pegatron has received orders for the FDD version of the lower-cost iPhone and that the iPhone 5S will be entirely produced by Foxconn.
The analysts expect the new iPhones to be available as early as August or September 2013.
Japanese site Macotakara reported that a low-cost iPhone model will be manufactured with a polycarbonate plastic shell instead of aluminum and will feature a 4.5-inch screen.
The sale price will be approximately $330 and the release would be scheduled for 2014.
The site also claimed that Apple will release the iPhone 5S.
Other rumors indicated that the iPhone 5S could be equipped with an embedded dual LED flash, to improve the device’s capacity to take pictures in low light conditions.
The device could become thinner thanks to reduction in thickness of the internal components.
A new Apple job listing for an Anodizing Engineer that would “help create the next generation of the world’s finest electronic devices,” has led to speculation that the next generation of Apple devices may be available in other color versions besides black and white.
In addition, new concepts of the iPhone 6, created by designer Peter Zigich, offer an interesting perspective on the iPhone mini, iPhone 6 and a phablet-like iPhone model.
The novelty about these models is the new placing of the Home button, that is on the side of the device.
Another iPhone 6 concept design was posted online by Russian site AppleInsider.ru.
The clip presents a handset that features a larger 4.2-inch screen and lacks the physical Home button.