Is Apple seeing double? Budget iPhone could arrive in two flavours

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A option of brightly colored bodies will not be the only option provided to purchasers of the legendary ‘low-cost iPhone’ if and when Apple launches stated gadget, according to word on the road today.

Leaked files, courtesy of Chinese social network Weibo, have sparked talk that Apple is working on 2 variants of the device with different specifications, connectivity options and rate points.

According to the docs, a device codenamed iPhone Zagato will be the more affordable of the two and will pack a Samsung ‘HP5’ dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, FDD 4G LTE and Bluetooth 4.0 connection.

The second version, evidently codenamed Bertone, will be more costly due to a ‘HP6’ processor and TDD 4G LTE, which is an alternative standard established for the Chinese market.

Both smartphones will load the exact same 4-inch display size as the iPhone 5, the papers state, however it seems unlikely the more affordable gadgets would get the Retina display treatment.

Shady goings on

Today’s report follow a variety of leaks and reports that have focusing the devices purported color options.

Several leaked photos have actually showcased cases in five tones, consisting of yellow, pink, blue, green and white, while Apple is supposedly relying on polycarbonate plastic for the develop materials.

It’s expected in lots of edges that the device will be generally targeted towards arising markets and go on sale before the end of the year.