Is This Image Proof of the iPhone Lite?

Source: iphone5skopen.comThe flood of leaked pictures showing Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) rumored upcoming plastic iPhone, or “iPhone Lite,” continues unabated today. The latest image was discovered on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo by iphone5skopen, and reported by Apple Insider.

The image shows a white plastic iPhone similar to what has been seen in previously leaked images. However, there are a few differences that indicate this may be a genuine Apple product. This latest image appears to show various certification markings on the rear casing, including one from the FCC.

The “iPhone” text printed on the casing also appears to be in a thicker font than what has been seen in previous leaks. It was assumed that the thinner “iPhone” casing text seen in other leaks was part of the overall design philosophy change that was implemented in Apple’s iOS 7. However, it’s quite possible that Apple decided to thicken the font on the casing, much in the same way that it changed iOS 7’s font to a thicker style after users complained that the original font made text practically unreadable.

Although the iPhone shown in this picture has a white casing, many other leaks have depicted iPhone casings that are red, green, blue, and yellow. Besides the so-called “iPhone Lite,” Apple is also expected to unveil its latest flagship iPhone, commonly referred to as the iPhone 5S, in the fall.

One recent leak purported to show documents that describe a device that features Samsung’s (SSNLF.PK) HP5 dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, support for FDD 4G connectivity, and Bluetooth 4.0 capability. Another recent rumor from the Korea-based ETNews claims that Apple is planning to abandon further production of its current iPhone 5 model, in favor of focusing its production resources solely on its two upcoming iPhone models.

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