A fresh raft of rumours relating to whispers of Apple’s budget iPhone have landed today, including new images and the potential for multiple models within a cut-price range.
As pictured up top, a new set of colourful cases for the iPhone budget edition are said to be on the way, in at least red, green, yellow, blue and white shades. Though a similar branding exercise as what Apple have delivered with the iPod touch range, we’re left questioning the validity of the image, first posted to Kejixun – even for a budget handset, they look far too cheap to be Apple’s style.
What’s more interesting are rumours that Apple will be lining up multiple variations of the budget iPhone to suit more pocket sizes. Indeed, if you’re going to take on the budget end of the market, why not offer more than one price point?
The models are said to be codenamed Zenvo and Zagato/Bertone.
The Zenvo is said to be sporting a H5P dual-core processor built by Samsung (plausible, considering Apple’s deal with the Korean tech giant for chips doesn’t end until next year, and there are rumours that the partnership could yet extend further despite bad blood in the courts). 1GB of RAM and support for FDD 4G and Bluetooth 4.0 are also said to be included.
The more expensive Zagato/Bertone editions will support TDD 4G LTE and will house a speedier H6P processor instead.
With the rumours coming thick and fast, there’s definitely potential for the budget iPhone models to be real. Just this Wednesday past we heard from supply chain sources that the budget iPhone could launch as early as this Autumn, standing in for the iPhone 5S which may have been delayed until the end of the year.