The rumors about the iPhone 5 part order cuts put more fuel into the low-cost iPhone rumor.
The Low-cost iPhone rumor becomes stickier as another rumor makes it more plausible. Yesterday we carried a widely reported rumor that Apple cut iPhone 5 part orders dramatically. Digitimes has now posted a new rumor about the low-cost iPhone that says that Apple tries to cut cost by using a plastic chassis.
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There are other rumors that the entry-level iPhone will have a mix of metal and plastic in the casing. Another rumor says that the design has special design where the internal metal parts can be seen from the outside.
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Apple will have a critical earnings call on January 23. The Apple stock is under pressure since a while. The whole iPhone 5 discussion is not helping.