Apple iPhone 5C housing stars in new video

Apple iPhone 5C housing stars in new video
The Apple iPhone 5C is allegedly the low-cost version of the tech giant's iconic smartphone. Unlike past years when we had to wade through all of the leaks, concepts and Photoshopped pictures to get a feel for what the new Apple iPhone will look like, this year we have more speculation than ever about what Apple is going to do. Besides a low-cost model, there are still plenty of questions about what will be included on the next full-priced version of the handset. While a recent leak of parts suggests that there will be no fingerprint scanner connected to the Home button, this is a rumor that just never dies.

With Apple trying to grab market share in emerging markets, the company is purportedly going to offer that low-cost model in plastic. Besides the casing, some key parts will also be made of durable plastic in order to lower the design cost. Additionally, there are those controversial multi-colored shells that appear to be designed to give buyers of the iPhone 5C a range of color options. The latest we've heard is that the unit is a modified Apple iPhone 5 with a similar feature set.

From China comes a video that supposedly shows off the housing of the Apple iPhone 5C and shows it lying next to the current Apple iPhone 5S. Around the barber shop, talk is that the Cupertino based firm will introduce its new devices on September 18th and launch them on September 27th.

One last word on the matter. Since Apple apparently plans on calling the low-cost version of its phone the Apple iPhone 5C, does that mean that all of those plastic, multi-colored cases for the phone should be called C-shells?

source: YouKu via iPhone5Skopen (translated)

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  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
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  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1507 mAh(10h 3G talk time)



1. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Well, this really looks cheap but i liked the C-Shells joke alan!

2. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

iphone 5C is a stretched Lumia 520? :P

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31625; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No it's actually an iPhone 5C.

33. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

rly? o_0

3. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Plastic huh...will wait for pricing to give it a try...hope c really means cheap :)

37. serious9010

Posts: 254; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

C stands for Celestial.

4. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Probably going to be an iphone 4 parts.

5. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Haters already but y'all ain't talking about the failed sg4 active and the other android phones that are 1 cent on contract after 2weeks. Lol but we love those droids!

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31625; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Damn dark, you went deep on em with that.

23. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Well calling android phones fail isn't being any better than haters is it now

24. g2a5b0e unregistered

Please explain why you say the S4 Active is failed. Also, are you saying it's 1 cent on contract? A simple glance at AT&T's website says that's false.

8. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

The C stands for CHEAP.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31625; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The 80 stands for how many times you repeat the same thing.

10. shamataa

Posts: 257; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

wow looks really cheap. Apple is known for high quality material. Not a plastic phone that says cheap all over it.

21. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

exactly my point

11. thiscantbereal

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 29, 2013

C must mean cheap!!! Haha you people are so clever. You can send your entire family plus your neighbors family into any mobile carrier and buy those cheap droids and pay no more then a penny. Droids are junk.

12. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

C is for Cult like following!

13. MrMagoo

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 28, 2013

it's fake and ugly, it doesn't even have the metal contacts and parts inside the case like the other supposed leaks, and really looks cheap like a low end samsung phone

14. linkhatchet

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

IPhone 4s-h#t IPhone 5c-rap

15. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Android fans can laugh, and call this phone cheap, but where 100% of windowsphone, and iPhone, devices are a high quality experience,, only 10% of Android phone's have high quality hardware.. What's worse is the experience from a software standpoint.. Even the lowest model Windowsphone, and iPhone, devices provide a more stable and reliable, experience than Androids top quad core performers... Android is sad...

18. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

Android is also taking over the world...and I'm not an Android fanboy. As far as the high quality hardware is concerned, It depends on the manufacturer. Motorola and HTC (most of the time) seem to get it right. Samsung hardware is far of better quality than it gets credit for...Unfortunately, it looks cheap.

19. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

And that was 100% opinion, thanks for sharing.

26. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 2013

Nailed it. +1

30. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

your even sadder....calling the most succesful OS in the world sad....i pity you!

31. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 894; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

80% of all smartphones run Android.. That means everyone is dumb & u r the only smart person...If ur precious iPhone is so superior why is it FAILING against Android....????? How sad is ur life that u commented something like that..!!!!!

34. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

coz the market is flooded with cheap android devices. And not every1 is going to pay big money for an iphone... use abit of logic before barking like that =)

16. scott5626

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 01, 2009

3GS was plastic, it wasn't cheap. I bet the iPhone 5s will retain the same outside as the iPhone 5. iPhone 3G New Exterior iPhone 3GS changed specs internally iPhone 4 New Exterior iPhone 4S changed specs internally iPhone 5 New Exterior iPhone 5s changes internal specs ? See the pattern here.

35. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

but thats something we all already know... apple also comfirmd it....

17. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

I hope the front bezel is the same color as the back and not just black. Otherwise it would look just like a lumia clone.

20. Geezy03

Posts: 43; Member since: Apr 10, 2009

I guess Tim cook had to get his name on an iPhone huh. But it will be a lackluster phone

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