Low-Cost iPhone to Feature 4-inch Screen Like the iPhone 5, Analyst Says

The low-cost iPhone will sport a 4-inch display according to Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities. The analyst has a reliable track record in predicting Apple’s future product plans.


Ming-Chi Kuo revealed the expected details of the highly anticipated low-cost iPhone on Friday, speaking with AppleInsider. According to the analyst, the specs of the low-cost iPhone were decided two years ago, and there is no way Apple could opt for a larger, 4.5-inch display as a response to the hyped “market demand” for large screen phones, contradicting earlier rumours.

Rumours of the low-cost iPhone’s casing have been speculating on polycarbonate, but Kuo says the model will have a “super-thin plastic casing mixed with glass fiber”, which will make the casing significantly stronger, thinner and lighter compared to other smartphones in that category. He expects the thickness of the material to be between 0.4 and 0.6 millimeters.

Kuo reinforces earlier rumours claiming the low-cost iPhone will be available in four to six colours, like the iPod lineup.

The analyst’s recent report is in line with iLounge’s earlier report peppered with pictures of the low-cost iPhone, and also reinforced the Digitimes report that corrected an earlier rumour claiming Apple would release a bigger screen, low-cost iPhone. As iLounge’s Editor-in-Chief described, the low-cost iPhone will borrow design elements from the latest iPod touch and even the iPod classic.

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