Over recent weeks we have heard an increasing number of news stories suggesting that Apple may release a second phone during 2013. We are all expecting to see the iPhone 5S arrive later in the year and there a rumours that a new budget version of the iPhone will also be released. This week we have seen new images appear on line that support this rumour of a new entry level phone from Apple.
iLounge is a normally reliable source of news on products produced by Apple and it is on these site that images of a new cheaper version of the iPhone have appeared. Apparently the photographs have come from a reliable inside source at Apple and a high percentage of previous leaks published on the site have turned out to be correct. The images that have been posted show a phone that is similar in looks to the iPhone 5 which may come as no great surprise given that Apple phones normally have a quite unique look. Certain elements form the company’s popular iPod range of devices looks to have also have been incorporated on the phone . A slightly curved back panel is evident and a plastic sheen to the panel makes us believe that costs have been kept down by using a polycarbonate type material rather than glass or metal. The new iPhone 5S is set to be launched this summer and rumours suggest that this new budget phone may arrive along side the new premium handset. Click here for more iPhone 5S News
iLounge have not only published images of this reported new model but also some hints about the features and specification of this new phone. It looks like the handset will sport a 4 inch display, the same size as the iPhone 5 but at a reduced resolution of 1136 x 640 pixels. The screen is said to be constructed from Gorilla Glass to help protect the screen from damage. In terms of dimensions the model is said to measure one millimetre thicker than the iPhone 5 and will be half a millimetre taller and wider. An elongated volume button will be present very similar to what the iPod devices use. The bottom edge of the phone will feature the new Lightning port along with speakers and a headphone jack socket. Get the best iPhone 5S deals here
The iPhone 5S is a certainty for 2013 and it looks as though the phone may debut alongside a new cheaper version of the iPhone which will appeal to consumers looking for a great phone at a more wallet friendly price.