While its existence remains uncertain, several sources claim that the device will hit the market soon.
Last week, Digitimes revealed information that Apple will release a low-cost iPhone in China and emerging markets.
Citing sources from the supply chain, the publication now reports that the cheaper iPhone’s case will be made of plastic instead of metal or glass to in order to reduce costs.
The report also states that the metal parts may be visible from the outside with a special design.
According to the same source, the Cupertino company is planning to launch the cheaper smartphone on the market in the second half of the year.