IPhone News Byte: Low-Cost IPhone's Plastic Case Shows Up In Alleged Video And Photo Leak

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Apple is said to be preparing a lower cost iPhone for later this year, with a plastic shell instead of its typical recipe of metal and glass to lower component costs, and now a site called Techdy that creates Android knock-off handsets of higher-end devices is claiming to have obtained the new phone's plastic casing and front screen assembly. According to a study, the iPhone 5 received nearly twice the rate of negative comments at launch compared with the Galaxy S4, but Apple clearly wins in perhaps the most important metric of all - The iPhone 5 received more than 10 times the amount of launch day chatter overall than the Galaxy S4 Apple is said to be plotting new incentives and schemes to persuade shoppers to buy the iPhone in-store. The move apparently comes in a bid to fight competition from Android smart phones. While CEO Tim Cook is supposedly happy with sales figures for Mac and iPad devices, he wants more customers to buy iPhones from inside Apple shops, so that they get a gander at the other glossy gadgets Apple is flogging.

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