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Rumor has $330, 4.5-inch plastic iPhone in 2014
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 4:54pm

Apple is hoping to ship a $330, 4.5-inch plastic iPhone in 2014, says Japanese site Macotakara. The phone was allegedly slated to ship this year but delayed for unspecified reasons. The polycarbonate plastic in the phone is expected to be similar to the type used in the discontinued white MacBook, and thicker than the aluminum and glass used for the iPhone 5, in order to increase durability.



Scaling up to 4.5 inches would also give the plastic phone a bigger screen than the iPhone 5, which costs at least $649 unlocked. Apple might, however, be planning to increase the size of the 2014 flagship iPhone as well, simultaneously giving it a better processor and more memory than any cheaper sibling. Regarding Apple's 2013 plans, Macotakara indicates that Apple may be looking to add a dual-flash LED module to the next iPhone. The two flashes would reportedly be stacked on top of each other, to one side of the camera lens. It could help alleviate a recurring complaint about cellphone flashes, which is their weak output.

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