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Rumors suggest an "iPhone 5C" is on deck for a September 10 announcement, or at least before the critical December holiday sales period. Leaks have already pointed to a plastic backing that may make production cheaper, and therefore cutting down the ultimate cost of the device to emerging markets. Apple is expected to roll out a range of bright differentiating colors, though this will likely be a feature limited to the low-cost "cheap" phone.
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One of the ways pundits and critics alike have highlighted is the ability to make the iPhone's outer bezel thinner by removing it altogether. Having an edge-to-edge display would cut down nearly an inch in width off the device, making it slimmer in the user's hand. The width of the screen likely won't change to retain backwards compatibility, but the shape of the smartphone can change around it.
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Faster A7 processor
A new processor is all but inevitable in the next iPhone. Despite the ongoing legal spat between Samsung and Apple, it's still likely that its main rival in the smartphone space will produce the next-generation chip. Exactly what it offers, though, will remain under wraps until the highly anticipated phone's announcement.