Leak reveals budget iPhone as iPhone 5C?

Advertisement

Talking about upcoming Apple hardware is tricky for a number of reasons. Beyond dealing with unknowns about design and technical details, we’re often at a loss for what to even call the products. With a company like Samsung, we can bet pretty confidently that next year’s flagship will be the Galaxy S 5, but with Apple, that’s a lot trickier. Will the next phone be the iPhone 5S or the iPhone 6? And after dropping numbers from last year’s (second) iPad, will we ever see them return? One mystery along these lines was the existence of a plastic, budget iPhone model; what would this one be called? So far we’ve been without much of a clue, but a new leak suggests the phone could arrive as the iPhone 5C.

If we’re to believe this image, that bin up there is meant to be part of the packaging for this budget iPhone. Based on all the differently colored hardware we’ve seen in various leaks, the C in 5C could well be intended to reflect the colorful nature of this handset.

This is the best, if not only evidence we’ve seen so far as to this phone’s name. A little corroboration would be lovely, but so far this one’s sounding relatively believable.

Update: While there’s some uncertainty about the legitimacy of this imagery, other sources are chiming-in with support for the iPhone 5C name.

Source: WeiPhone
Via: iLounge

Advertisement

What's your reaction?
Love It
0%
Like It
0%
Want It
0%
Had It
0%
Hated It
0%
About The Author
Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!