We already got a quick glimpse at what Apple’s low-cost iPhone might look like in green, and now we’re getting a look at yellow and red. The colors sure are bright; they look like someone smothered the devices in highlighter ink. If Apple is going with an iPod-like scheme, users will have no trouble distinguishing the devices with other competitors on the market, which could be the biggest reason behind the change from offering the phone only in black or white.
You can tell from the photos that the edges are more rounded off, while the materials being used definitely have that plastic sheen. One of the more persistent rumors of the cheaper iPhone is that Apple would adopt more color options, and these leaks certainly reflect that. It’s difficult to judge the authenticity of the rear shells pictured, but they certainly look legit.
Apple isn’t expected to launch a lower-cost device until fall, so we’re still a few months off from seeing what the end design will look like. But these leaks could be a huge indication or what to expect: rounder edges, brighter colors and plastic shells. Sounds like the iPhone 3G/3GS.