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Leaked diagram shows mystery device called the ‘iPhone Lite’ beside the iPhone 5S

News   •   Jun 24, 2013 17:25 BST

A leaked diagram has surfaced on the internet, showing a mystery device called the “iPhone Lite” beside the iPhone 5S (check out Apple iPhone 5S here).

The leak comes to us courtesy of Apple Insider (check out original story here). According to the site, “The above 3D rendering was created by a well-known third-party case manufacturer based on blueprints it received that are alleged to reveal the design of a so-called “iPhone Lite.” The design shows curved edges and a slightly thicker frame, consistent with other rumors and leaks that have come before.

“People familiar with the accessories industry say they believe strongly that the design documents are legitimate and represent what Apple’s low-cost iPhone will look like.

“To that end, case makers are already manufacturing accessories that they believe will fit Apple’s rumored “iPhone Lite.” As can be seen in the diagrams included below, the handset is expected to resemble the iPhone 5, with the same 4-inch screen, home button, and FaceTime camera on the front of the device.

“The alleged blueprints also suggest Apple’s next flagship handset, referred to unofficially as the “iPhone 5S,” will have relatively the same design as its predecessor. Meanwhile, the schematics show a low-cost iPhone that would be a hair wider and taller than the “iPhone 5S.”

However, the site does note, “It should be noted that case makers have bet — and lost — on unofficial schematic designs in the past.”

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