Recently, following the previous leaks surrounding Apple’s rumored lower-cost iPhone, Japanese magazine Weekly ASCII publicized a set of high-definition images of what’s said to be the leaked rear shell for the device. In the set, a yellow version of the plastic shell is not only shown in detail, but it’s also compared to the current iPhone 5.
Interestingly, the design of the component features a screw position that’s consistent with the leaked iPhone 5S logic board we detailed in June, suggesting that both the iPhone 5S and the lower-cost iPhone will likely share similarly designed logic boards.
Although there isn’t official confirmation that this recently leaked rear shell is genuine, and it’s certainly possible that it’s an unauthorized replacement part, the number of leaks, and their consistency with the long-standing rumors regarding a cheaper iPhone, are too great to ignore.
Stay tuned for complete coverage on both Apple’s next flagship iPhone and the rumored lower-cost iPhone, both of which are expected to be released this fall.