Picture shows Apple iPhone 5C units getting tested at the factory

Picture shows Apple iPhone 5C units getting tested at the factory
As we get closer to the September 10th introduction of the Apple iPhone 5S and Apple iPhone 5C, we expect to see more pictures like the one below. What you are looking at is a picture allegedly taken directly from Pegatron's facility in Shanghai where the Apple iPhone 5C is being readied for launch.

The photographer posted the photo on her Sina Weibo account and her profile reveals that she has worked in the QC department at the contract manufacturer since the middle of July. Along with the snapshot came a caption which read, "The low-end iPhone 5C to be launched for Chinese consumers in September doesn't look much different than the Xiaomi Phone 2, right?" If anything else, she has a future in captioning photographs.

The phones in question are said to be at the end of the assembly line where they are getting charged up for testing. If they pass, it's off to be boxed and shipped. Wouldn't you like to just reach in and grab one?

source: Weibo, NoWhereElse (translated) via Engadget

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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. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Tons of plastic everywhere.

2. tedkord

Posts: 17489; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Suddenly, plastic is the bees knees.

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Cheap looking plastic phone. She is right and xiaomi 2 offer better value.

3. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

A bunch of iPhones sitting on oven racks with wires criss-crossing everywhere. When wireless charging becomes the new standard, factory workers will be so relieved. Just noticed not all of the cables are Apple cables either. I thought Apple was working on getting everyone official cables...better start within the factories.

15. taikucing unregistered

hahaha... oven racks. Burn them all!

5. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Plastic sssssshhhhhhhhhhhiiiiittttttt! Huh..

16. iGeek

Posts: 171; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Look who's talking Android fans. Our "LOW-END" is plastic but our "HIGH-END" phone build-quality is never touched by any android phone out there not to mention that some OEMs using the plastic sssssshhhhhhhhhhiiiiiiiitttttttt in their high end phone and I'm pretty much sure you own one

17. Remmy

Posts: 189; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

But some metal Android flagships have NEVER been reported to have exploded, burned, or injured its owner. :/

20. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

*cough* HTC One beats iphone in terms of build quality fact!

22. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

I'm sorry, did i touch a nerve?

6. iyngr

Posts: 72; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Too late PA

7. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

All of a sudden it is quite clear why people hate apple so much, these phones weren't affordable!

8. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

just when you thought you can't get enough of the "iphone " articles

9. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Alan F. almost always post iPhone articles.

10. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

It is amusing to see so much hate for a manufacturer, you become what you resent. Ponder on it haters. As always, waiting to hear and see everything plastic,aluminium,glass,carbon fibre, dragon skin , iron, magnesium, mud, wood, stone lol . Keep the news coming!

11. 1113douglas

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 04, 2013


13. Sondae

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 02, 2013

Look at those octopus connection i hope it dont cause short circuit and burn it all.

14. nxl2610

Posts: 49; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

"Wouldn't you like to just reach in and grab one?" Nah!!! I'll pass

19. Roomaku

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

I know i'm the minority, but I really like the Black and white combo even if it is plastic...

21. bohdan4ik13 unregistered

Just a tip: the fourth "iphone" from the up right corner has Android logo on the screen. They are just iPhone replicas.

23. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

Dafuq! You're right! This article is now moot! No wonder some people thought it looked cheap, its an android phone!

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