There are rumors running rampant that Apple could be looking to produce a cheaper iPhone, and one of the ways the Cupertino company plans to make such a device is with the use of plastic which can be found on the iPhone 3GS which featured a plastic back. This is according to the folks at Digitimes who claims that Apple will be favoring the use of plastic over metal in order to cut down on costs, and that the supplier of these plastic parts will actually be from a company in the US. Components of the cheaper iPhone are said to be going through validation in the supply chain at the moment and if that is true, it will certainly corroborate earlier rumors that a cheaper iPhone could be launched later in the year.

With Apple typically hosting two main events every year – middle of the year for developers and where new MacBooks and Mac computers are typically announced, and a few months later which is reserved for new iPhone announcements, perhaps this alleged cheaper iPhone could be debuting at either event. Since nothing can be confirmed at the moment, we suggest you take this with a grain of salt, but check back with us in the future as we’ll keep our eyes peeled for more news or evidence that might pop up along the way.

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