Low-cost plastic-clad iPhone mentioned in China Labor Watch report


Remember that China Labor Watch report we recently covered? After digging further into the document, 9to5Mac’s unearthed more possible evidence about that often leaked, low-cost plastic-clad iPhone. The introduction states:

Its assembled products include iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, and low-priced plastic iPhones.

Then, on page 27:

Today’s work is to paste protective film on the iPhone’s plastic back cover to prevent it from being scratched on assembly lines. This iPhone model with a plastic cover will soon be released on the market by Apple. […] The new cell phone has not yet been put into mass production, so quantity is not as important.

Of course, there’s no definitive proof that Apple will be launching a more affordable iPhone made of polycarbonate — after all the company might just be testing prototypes that are not destined to market. Still, the information in this report sure gives all these recent iPhone rumors a lot more merit.


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