Apple iPhone 5C leaks out and now it’s more than just a plastic shell

Apple iPhone 5C leaks out and now it’s more than just a plastic shell
The Apple iPhone 5C, earlier referred to as the iPhone Lite or just ‘affordable’ iPhone, has now surfaced once again and this time we get to see more than just a plastic shell.

The whole front including the actual display panel of the iPhone 5C has now arrived in the hands of Chinese C Technology, and if you ever doubted how real the device is, it seems that this is one more solid proof to cast away all doubts.

It’s hard to see many differences at first sight, but C Tech claims the wiring and some minute details differ in comparison with the iPhone 5.

Overall, though, the devices are strikingly similar. That is the big revelation actually - the iPhone 5C might turn out to be a very, very similar device to the iPhone 5 spec-wise and differ mostly in its plastic build and colorful back palette.

Now, feel free to take out your magnifying glass, dust off that Sherlock Holmes spirit and examine the images below.

source: Weibo

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iPhone 5c
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1507 mAh(10h 3G talk time)



1. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012


11. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Even though this version of iPhone is predicted to be "cheap or affordable" I still can't believe it won't burn a hole in your pocket. It would still be priced higher than mid-ranger of android world.

15. tuminatr

Posts: 1166; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

thats c for cheap if you were wondering

23. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

More like C for Crap!

26. Muzhhur

Posts: 261; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

That's what I thought C for cheap and S for Super new

17. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

its cheap coz it got "c" for cheap

28. skyguy7567

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

Burning an actual hole (Setting fire) through your pocket would be something a samsung is perfectly capable of doing so

2. Topcat488

Posts: 1419; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Actually they don't look that bad, i'll get one if it comes in black.

3. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

That dude in the picture should cut his nails. I'm hoping that's a male. So I guess apple's never going to change the design of the iPhone? Okay, that's cool.

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Lmao! Nice catch! With his long nails, it makes the iPhone 5C looks like it was found in the trashcan.

5. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

They really should borrow a dslr or something and THEN take the picture. It really makes things more genuine. At least for me.

6. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

Okay .... this story confirms that the iPhone 5 is, in fact, an iPhone "Lite" or mid-range at the very least. It also confirms that the Cupertino company, Apple, has been defrauding we the people, its' loyal followers and blind believers, by selling us a mid-range "Lite" phone as a "Premium" device at an unbelievably inflated retail price!!!! I feel like someone (Apple) has taken me over a table and done the most vilest and heinous act to me, all the while, yanking my locks.

7. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Wow lovely iPlastic 5C.

8. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

From leaked specs and camera so far, seems like it's like: Take the iPhone 5, remove the aluminium shell, replace with plastic, and you have iPhone 5C. So, if the 5C is cheaper by the iPhone 5 by maybe $200, the aluminium shell itself costs $200? Sounds like those buying iPhones have been ripped off.

19. cretinick

Posts: 148; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

The internal components now are older (they became cheaper). The manufacturing process for aluminum casting is more expensive (besides aluminum itself) and the glass details... I believe that the camera will not be the same as the iPhone 5 (I think it will be the 4S). But despite all this, the iPhone is expensive as hell! As the S4! But people buy. So why should they charge cheaper?

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31603; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Waiting for the finished products to launch in the fall. Two 5S's are coming home packing iOS 7, hurry up Sept.

10. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Now that's one plasticky looking phone.

12. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

I shouldn't have any trouble "melting" that one!!

29. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

it will probably blend even more.

13. uchihakurtz

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

People will rage over this as their iPhone 5 "premium" device has the same spec as this "cheaper" version.

14. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Poor Apple, scared from the other OEM's to lose marketshare :) Best regards!

16. DoctorWho

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 15, 2008

This actually makes a lot of business sense for Apple. I wondered why they would go with this approach versus (historically) keeping the previous model on the market as a discounted price. Apple is struggling with profit margins (they're still ridiculously high, but lower than previous years) so they might be trying to make a cheaper device with higher margins and phase out the iPhone 5 completely after the 5S launch. Still, this is crappy for consumers - but makes a lot of business sense which may in turn help their stock price.

18. Genersis

Posts: 219; Member since: May 29, 2013

I guess the iPhone 5C being almost identical to the iPhone 5 makes sense. I've seen the phrase "Last years top-range is this years mid-range" used on this site at least a few times, and for most part, it's true.

21. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Why that's being bandied about by the fandroids as a bad thing perplexes me. Is there something wrong with issuing year-old hardware in a cheaper package at a budget price? If it's ok for Samsung and HTC to do that with their "mini" phones, why isn't Apple forgiven?

30. jaxson983

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 11, 2013

Yeah I get "last years top-range is this years mid-range" but the Iphone 5 was mid range to start off with so I ask, "what's last year's mid-range this year?"

20. Sondae

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 02, 2013

Apple sure love to tease people from case to screen probably next is motherboard or battery probably next the assembly lol. I sure cant wait about the original price of this iPhone 5c if its really affordable and not making a hole on the wallet.

22. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

Now, apple uses plastic in their handset that many of us here says "cheap" plastic.

24. gixxerrider311

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

I don't see what the big deal is on Apple going BACK to plastic to offer something cheaper to their customers. The iPhone 3G & 3GS both had a plastic backs. I think this is a smart move by Apple to gain more terrain in the market. and Samsung fanboys saying that this looks cheap, have you seen the plastic shell on your S3 & S4?

25. oNEWorld

Posts: 140; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

So instead of dropping the current iPhone 5 model's price to $100 w/ contract, they're replacing it with this. Lmao That's a great way of showing appreciation to their loyal apple following.

27. jamesedward318 unregistered

Apple seems to be doing things that makes sense to them now that made sense to many before. Apple could be so ahead of the curve in my opinion if they had released "budget" iPhones in the past. Apple really needs to cease with the yearly release of iPhones. Someone should get a hold of Cook's ear and tell him to sit back, pan the market, look at what other cellular manufactuers are doing and compile a device that is far beyond any other device. I didn't and don't see iOS7 being anything that enamors me enough to stick with Apple. Which is why I jumped ship and bought an S4. With Samsung giving their customers or users more with all that the devices offer Apple should be the revolutionary ones with a 13mp camera already and all the other cool features that the S4 embodies. I've read post after post about how the S4 is full of gimmicky features but had the roles been reversed and the iPhone launched these features then it would have been ground breaking. Come on Apple!!! Give me a reason to come back to you guys...if you can!

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