Purported High Quality Hands-On Video with Apple’s ‘Budget’ iPhone [WATCH]


According to Techdy, the site has posted a video claiming to be a hands-on with Apple’s ‘budget’ iPhone. The phone in the video seems to resemble the recent purported leaks of the rumoured lower-cost iPhone’s outer plastic shell.

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Interestingly enough, the author of the Techdy post was written by Chris Chang, the editor of M.I.C. Gadget, who describes the budget iPhone as the following:

As can be seen from the images above, all the rumors about the low-cost plastic iPhone seem to be true. The budget iPhone will be made substantially from plastic (we can feel it’s actually polycarbonate material). It will have a 4” screen, like the iPhone 5, and interestingly, the budget iPhone actually has a shape that’s similar to Apple’s original iPod. When we hold the budget iPhone in our hands, the plastic chassis does not feel cheap at all. Unlike the plastic build quality of the Samsung Galaxy phones, the plastic material used on the budget iPhone feels more sturdy.

Essentially the device looks similar to the iPhone 5 from the front, but the body is covered in a plastic shell opposed to aluminum. This is probably the highest quality ‘leak’ we’ve seen of the lower cost iPhone shell, if it is actually the case.

In a strange twist, Techdy also goes on to say they have an Android version of this phone for sale, called the Basic Bear, which is conveniently thrown in at the end of budget iPhone video, as a well-placed plug. Umm, what?

Check out the three minute long video below and tell me what you think:

[Techdy via The Verge]


  • I think it’s obvious that they made it themselves. The fact that they’ve made “their own version” that looks exactly the same makes it pretty clear they’ve got the skills and capability to do so.

  • Yeah, sneaky way to try to slip in the Android model at the end.

  • Arcsvibe

    I agree! It smells “knock off”

  • K3

    no bezel? ????

  • MikeJ

    Also, is it just me or was there no SIM card slot or volume button in the normal apple spots. Not to mention its barely thicker than the 5 while most rumors say it will be a good 3mm more

  • einsteinbqat

    Gosh this is so much rubbish!

  • Chrome262

    this could be all the “leaks” we have been seeing for bodies of the cheap iPhone. I think they just shot from their production line. I hope Apple goes after these guys lol

  • WatDah

    I have absolutely ZERO respect for the intelligence of those (with tech knowledge) who actually think for a second that this was real. Yeah, I said it.

  • Shameer Mulji

    you’re the one who’s gonna look like the idiot if this is real, you know that right?

  • WatDah

    100%. But you do realize I’m talking about this particular video right? However, I will admit I’m an idiot if Apple ever shits out a cheap/low-cost/whatever you wanna call it iPhone.

  • Saved this for future comment claim chowder. 🙂

  • WatDah

    I will be the first one to place that comment on that article if that day comes. =)