The report was an assessment of iPhone-maker, Pegatron, who was accused of violating international labor laws as well as Apple’s own standards, but the document also makes reference to the “soon-to-be-released cheap iPhone.”
“Today’s work is to paste protective film on the iPhone’s plastic back cover to prevent it from being scratched on assembly lines,” reads the report.
“This iPhone model with a plastic cover will soon be released on the market by Apple. The new cellphone has not yet been put into mass production, so quantity is not as important.”
Previous rumours of a low-cost iPhone speculated that the phone would feature a 3.5-inch Retina display, a plastic shell with multiple colour options, and an A5 processor.
The low-cost phone is rumoured to be called the iPhone 5C and cost around $300 (R2,945*).