5 Things We Know About Apple's 'Budget iPhone'

Far From Home

Apple's patent (number 8,364,032) includes illustrations of a device that has an all-glass front panel with a "housing ...of highly polished material such as plastic or glass..." Neither the front-panel design diagram nor its description contain a "Home" button or physical hardware controls of any kind. Yet the leaked specs clearly show a circular cutout on the lower part of the front panel. This should set off alarm bells for accessory makers, whose experiences with leaked specs have been damaging in the past.

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