Budget iPhone alleged white plastic casing hits web in spyshots

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iphone-budget-white.jpgThose cheap iPhone rumours just wont rest, with the latest snippet of info on Apple’s budget blower coming today in the shape of an alleged plastic casing for the smartphone.

Spotted by case manufacturer Tactus apparently during a factory tour of a plant that provides parts to Foxconn, the shell shown is a polycarbonate build, finished in white, and not dissimilar to the back casings of the iPhone 3G and 3GS.

Where it differs is in its flatness – the 3GS and 3G had curved designs – which could effectively cut manufacturing costs due to the simplicity to produce such shapes, as well as setting the style apart from the older models in what would be set to become Apple’s premium range.

Taller, wider and thicker than the iPhone 4 and 4S cases, the alleged cheap iPhone case also has a cutout for an LED flash and room for a split volume rocker.

Interestingly, Tactus also claim that the same plant is producing the cases in black, blue, red and yellow shades too, echoing rumours that the budget iPhone would offer iPod-like colour options.

So what do you think? We’re still treating budget iPhone rumours with a pinch of salt, but at least this time there’s a physical object to go with the rumours, regardless of whether its been faked or not. If it was real, do you like the look of it? Let us know in the comments section below.

Gerald Lynch