Rumors about Apple’s plan on releasing a budget-friendly variant of its flagship smartphone gained traction in 2012 after it had revealed interest in going after emerging markets such as China and India. The Cupertino based tech magnate neither denied nor confirmed rumors on a low-cost iPhone but enthusiasts and fanboys couldn’t just stop themselves from making a buzz.
There have already been a handful of enthusiasts who showed the world their ideas on how the cheaper iPhone would look like. One rendition caught our attention after photos were published online showing an iMac G3-modeled iPhone design. Of course, credits go to the artist, Matteo Gianni.
The thing about personal rendition is that they often mirror the artist’s appreciation of known specs and information. The photos show the iPhone’s components through its translucent back panel, which would come in various colors. Majority of tech fanboys actually want to show what a device is made of; it’s like a body-builder showing off muscles in a see-through shirt.
Perhaps, another thing Gianni wants to see should Apple releases a budget iPhone are curved edges. It’s unlikely for Apple to build a device like that anymore considering it has always been stuck with releasing angular ones. Another thing that would hinder stop the company from using such form factor is that curved edges are often associated with Samsung devices.
Below are some of the photos Gianni created to put a face to recent rumors of a budget iPhone:
There is a good reason for us to believe that the budget-friendly iPhone, if they were to be released, would simply look like the typical iPhone, only smaller. We also think that the device would be called iPhone Mini because Apple would want to stick to the brand that people already know about. If you find it hard to believe, then try to follow the logic the company used when it released iPad Mini.