Apple’s budget iPhone has been the subject of a string of smart renderings from keen Cupertino-watchers. But now it seems the real deal has finally leaked online.

The chaps at TechDy claim to have snagged the rear and front shells of the forthcoming knockdown version of Apple’s bestselling blower.

Their images show an all-black front, which will be the same colour across every device, despite the fact Apple is reportedly planning to sell the handset in various hues.

The rear shell confirms previous rumours, with a toughened polycarbonate design, space for a speaker at the bottom of the device and a Lightning connector for charging and hooking it up to a Mac or PC.

The screen looks set to be the same four-inch size as the iPhone 5, with a larger bezel to accommodate the plastic frame.

There’s no word on a launch date as yet, but expect Tim Cook and co to follow their usual approach of unleashing this new iPhone, along with a top-end model, some time in early autumn.



By Joe Minihane