By Stephen Schenck | August 20, 2013 10:58 AM
Apple sure seems like it’s going forward with the somewhat controversial decision to release a new iPhone in a number of color options, presumably launching as the iPhone 5C. We’ve had plenty of chances to get a look at this hardware thanks to an abundance of leaks surrounding it, but so far all of those have focused on the same five color options: white, yellow, red, green, and blue. A nice assortment, sure, but almost conspicuously missing one color, the original black that first got this whole iPhone ball rolling. It turns out that shade may be available, as well, showing up today in a new iPhone 5C pic.
At least, this might be the 5C in black, if this image is actually legitimate. While the sheer volume of iPhone 5C leaks has caused us to lower our guard a little, this time a few things seem just off enough to raise our suspicions. For instance look at the rear camera assembly, and compare it to some other recent iPhone 5C leaks. Here, the bezel around the lens itself looks like it might be larger, and the hole for the rear microphone seems too big, as well.
Then again, we don’t know what stage in the development process this hardware dates from, so those inconsistencies might be explained away by virtue of being from earlier in the phone’s production. And even if this black option doesn’t pan out, the other five 5C colors still seem very much real.