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updated 09:39 AM EST 01.15.13
Rumors have low-cost iPhone using plastic body
Apple's alleged low-cost iPhone could use plastic for its chassis instead of metal or glass, as with the most recent iPhone models, say supply chain sources for DigiTimes. A material switch is one of the first specific cost-saving measures to be suggested for the device. The iPhone 3G and 3GS used plastic backs, but Apple migrated to glass for the iPhone 4, and metal for the iPhone 5.