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  That would work if this thing wasn't plastic and candy colored.   If this looked high end like the MacBook Air or iPad Mini even, I would agree with your logic, but this thing doesn't look "iPhone" and ergo shouldn't be simply called "iPhone."   Maybe Apple will call it the "iPhone Color" or something to reflect the candy colored cases?
  I agree economy of scale could be a factor in the lower price, but I don't think that alone would result in a nearly 50% selling price reduction.
  I've postulated that they may use a non-Retina screen in order to get the price down and retain margins.   If they use a non-Retina screen, then the GPU only has to push around a fraction of the pixels (they can use a cheaper processor), the screen wouldn't consume as much power (they can use a smaller battery), and the 5S is more desirable (higher upscale means higher profits). All of those factor into major cost savings on this device, and I could see it priced at...
Tim Cook cleverly only referenced the quality of current larger screens on Androids and didnt bash large screens in general. He left the door open for an Apple produced large screen phone.But I do agree with you. A large screen iPhone is not coming this year. This year the focus will be on the low cost iPhone.
There's only so low Apple can/will go on the price.If we are to assume iPhone 5 internals in a plastic shell I think $450 is close to the price we're looking at.
I'm starting to think these "leaks" are controlled leaks by Apple to throw off the competition and analyst.As Gazoobee said we strangely haven't seen iPhone 5S leaks or any Apple leaks in recent months, but all the sudden we see dozens of these plastic cases floating around.As Tim said Apple has doubled down on security and they have so far done a great job with that. I wonder if these plastic cases are Apple's way of throwing out a red herring to cloak what they are...
Maybe this will mean the end of the purported plastic iPhone. I can't see someone of Deneve's caliber staying silent on the sidelines if Apple were seriously going to release a plastic iPhone. This move by Apple solidifies their commitment to the high end and their commitment to quality.
^ thisApple has far more lucrative offers for schools and businesses than what we see here.
This right here hits the nail on the head.To all those complaining that the upcoming low cost iPhone lacks features that you had hoped for, the metal and glass premium loaded-up-with-every-feature-you-could-imagine model will still be available and is not going anywhere.Apple is just adding an option for prepaid and emerging markets, that I'm sure will be far nicer than these pics suggest.
That's essentially what this patent is for. It's an edge to edge display of sorts with the edges looking opaque like a bezel but still being interactive elements for the device.In one version of the patent it said the bezel could even become part of the display.
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