Cheap iPhone, iPhone 5C, iPhone Lite: A collection of leaked images
Speculations regarding the name of the much-anticipated product continue. We've been following the leaks since the very beginning, when the device was simply called "the cheap iPhone." Since then, we've witnessed a transition to actual, believable names, such as 'iPhone Lite' or 'iPhone 5C'. Whatever the name is, though, we think it's clear what we should expect in terms of appearance - after perusing the multitude of leaked images and renders, the iPhone 5C has established its image as a polycarbonate handset that has a very similar footprint to that of the iPhone 5. By the looks of it, it's going to have the same screen size and aspect ratio as Apple's premium smartphone, and it'll also keep pretty much the same button layout. With that in mind, though, there just has to be something else that Apple has scaled down in order to justify the existence of this product. Our guess is that the chipset inside will not be as powerful as what's going to arrive with the iPhone 5S, or even what's already inside the iPhone 5. It's also relatively safe to assume that the camera will have fewer megapixels and lower quality.
Of course, these are all just guesses - we have absolutely no solid idea what the iPhone 5C is going to be like. And the images below... well, that's a collection of leaked photos that we've come across recently. Check it out, and by the time you're done, there's probably going to be a new iPhone 5C leak waiting for you on our homepage.
A collection of leaked iPhone 5C/Lite images
1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2800; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
All leaks already there. iPhone 5C has established its image as an iPlastic.
9. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
Really iP5c arena, really.. another exact article from a day or so ago:http://www.phonearena.com/news
Oh sorry, this is now a collection of pictures of a ugly ass plastic iPhone . Your right, this new article is totally warranted
2. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 965; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
According to these leaks the device look definitely cheap as the name suggests.
but that doesnt apply to its price
the leaks about its price tag say it will cost about $490... Well that doesnt look like a cheap price tag in my opinion...
dont get me wrong I dont hate apple..
I am not a genius but still in my opinion just let go the glossy finish and reduce the price tag in between $300-$390. I think that will be a success
3. DaHarder (Posts: 174; Member since: 10 Oct 2009)
This 2012 iPhone 5 'dressed in plastic' will likely do nothing for Apple's emerging market woes as it'll still be some 2 to 4 times more expensive than far more powerful/better featured smartphones like Xiaomi's (£99/US 130.00) Hongmi or any number of other WP8 or Android phones.
If released in America, this device will do little more than cost Apple its (rather dubious) reputation as a maker of only 'premium' sold at premium prices... especially given all of the flack they've given Samsung for using 'plastic' (actually polycarbonate) on their Galaxy devices.
Either way... Looks like Apple's fighting a losing battle.
4. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 965; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
I think plastic is okay but the look matters....
iPhone 3gs,4,4s,5 may have plastic in their construction but definitely did not look cheap rather than, it look one of the best looking premium smartphone available on market. But I cannot say the same thing about this iphone 5c,lite or whatever they call it.
5. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6678; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
look at all those plastic phones.
8. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)
Yes and, lest we forget, the subsidized pricing with a two-year contract will more than likely be $199, $299 and $399, for the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB, respectively. Therefore, Apple has just considerably reduced its' production cost per unit and will effectively maintain its' subsidized price points, further sticking up the tushies of their loyal and (densely) naive followers.
Way to go Apple: bendus oVer!!
12. DFranch (Posts: 140; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)
My guess is it will be $200 less than the 5S with the same amount of memory. So on contract they will cost $0, $100 for the 16GB, 32GB. I don't think they will have a 64Gb 5C, as it would cost the same as the 16GB 5S.
7. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)
"Oh boy," and, Dear God, they look absolutely "Resolutionary" and a marvel of technological achievement! At the risk of sounding negatiVe, giVen all of the recent deaths and accidents attriButed to wrongful charging and battery explosions, I do hope the new iPhone LiTes are constructed of iNdestructiBle plastic or are at least melt-proof. I'll keep my pig tails crossed. BTW, any word on what happens if they get wet or someone (by accident iAssure you) throws a bucket of water on them?
10. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)
Why is it taking Apple so long to release this phone? It's just an iPhone 5 in a plastic condom.