The new Plastic iPhone 5C

Thanks to leaked photos from China, we get a peek on what Apple’s new phone might be. The leaked photos contained a a bin of plastic rear shells with the Apple logo and lettering iPhone 5C, and Amazon even released cases for the iPhone 5C. According to a source from Business Insider the C stands for Color – maybe because they’ll have a colorful set of plastic cases, because for previous iPhones, Apple said that iPhone 3GS stands for “Speed” and 4S stands for “Siri”.  The iPhone 5C is also said to be of low cost, so one would say that the C would stand for “Cheap” as a joke.

According to a report from The Wall Street Journal on July 29, a labor rights group China Labor Watch claims of poor working conditions in Pegatron, a primary supplier to Apple. An iPhone with a plastic back cover that’s said to be released soon in the market by Apple (which could mean it may launch along with the iPhone 5S) is mentioned in a section of the report “July 9, 2013: A day in Pegatron” includes a paragraph on page 28,

“Today’s work is to paste protective film on the iPhone’s plastic back cover to prevent it from being scratched on assembly lines. This iPhone model with a plastic cover will soon be released on the market by Apple. The task is pretty easy, and I was able to work independently after a five-minute instruction from a veteran employee. It took around a minute to paste protective film on one rear cover. The new cell phone has not yet been put into mass production, so quantity is not as important. This makes our job more slow paced than in departments that have begun mass production schedules.

Whether that’s the iPhone 5C the report is implying about we don’t know yet, let’s go back to the leaked photos. found a number of significant issues with the photo, so they assume it’s likely fake.


  1. Dubious Passing Thru Logo
  2. Dubious Blurred Area
  3. Noisy Text Background and Forgotten Point
  4. Dubious Blurred Area
  5. Missing Apple Logo
  6. Noisy Text Background and Distorted Area

We don’t know if it’s true or fake, only Apple will tell us. But we’re just that excited that photos and reports as such makes us want to know more about it. And it’s also rumored to be low-cost, and that what we want.


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