"If this is real, there is no reason to make "iPhone cheapo" that fat ... unless they are are least doubling the battery life."
It helps make it a lot less fragle than a Ryvita. Plastic obviously means fatter but compensates well by lowering power requirements for standby.
Whilst device costs are quite tiny these days, it is support that costs big money.
Full permanent lock down here will save a fortune. Obviously the brighter tech students can carry two devices but for the majority this might do.
". And of course with Apple's generous tax arrangements the Government has HUGE bargaining power to force Apple to do what it wants"
Can read the otherway round too. I'm thinking of the repatriation of all that money they have tax avoided in so so many countries.