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Alleged Photos of Low-Cost iPhone Show Plastic iPhone 5 Case

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A new set of images of what Chinese sources claim to represent the low-cost iPhone have reached Apple.pro, which is known for its reliability regarding information accuracy about unreleased Apple products.

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As you can see from the above image, it shows the rear of the plastic iPhone with a Lightning cable plugged into the bottom.

The images appear to be very convincing, but after a closer look and analysis, like the ones performed by the French site Nowhereelse.fr and MacRumors, reveals that these are fakes.

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The first thing that catches the eye is the lack of an Apple logo. Secondly, the Lightning cable appears to be plugged into a plastic case rather than a lightning port of a device.

Nowhereelse has performed other types of analysis: they adjusted the exposure and contrast of the image, to reveal the bottom of the device. As a result, the Lightning cable definitely appears to be plugged into a hole in the case.

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Also, the low-cost iPhone features lots of similarities with the iPhone 5 (speaker, microphone and headphone jack), which isn’t likely to happen when the device launches this fall — if the rumour mill is correct.

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