Click here to donate to the Salvation Army Hurricane Matthew relief effort

Cheap iPhone rumor resurfaces, 2013 launch

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
iPhone generic

It’s a rumor that seems to surface every few months: Apple could release a “cheap” iPhone.

The Wall Street Journal is reporting Apple could launch an iPhone that will cost less and could arrive by the end of 2013.

The report suggests the phone will look like the iPhone but will have cheaper parts, including a plastic shell instead of aluminum.

“One possibility under consideration is lowering the cost of the device by using a different shell made of polycarbonate plastic; in contrast, the iPhone 5 currently has an aluminum housing.”

The Wall Street Journal called the possible “cheap” iPhone “a big shift in corporate strategy as its supremacy in smartphones has slipped.”

Read more: The Wall Street Journal