Retail packaging for Apple iPhone 5C leaks

Retail packaging for Apple iPhone 5C leaks
A picture showing a number of plastic retail boxes with an Apple iPhone 5C insignia printed on the side indicates that Apple could be using the letter "C" to differentiate the low-cost version of its smartphone with the next full-priced version of the phone. The next "premium" varaiant of the device is rumored to be called the Apple iPhone 5S. With the multi-colored plastic shells that have been floating around lately, purportedly for the low-cost iPhone, the "C" could stand for "color".

While we have to look at the photograph with a skeptical eye, the plastic packaging in the photo does resemble the way that the Apple iPod touch is currently displayed. The 5th generation Apple iPod touch is sold in a similar plastic container with the device inside the container, covered with a transparent top.

The latest word we have is that Apple will introduce the Apple iPhone 5C and Apple iPhone 5S on September 18th with the actual launch taking place on September 27th. The Apple iPhone 5C will allegedly be similar to the Apple iPhone 5 but with a plastic shell and other key parts made from plastic to lower the build cost. Those buying the iPhone 5C will be able to select different from different colored shells. The phone is expected to help Apple compete in emerging markets with low-cost handsets like the Nokia Lumia 520.

source: Weiphone (translated) via AppleInsider

Related phones

iPhone 5s
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1570 mAh(10h 3G talk time)
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. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Wait a minute! iPhone 5C? Sony Xperia C? So now manufacturers will name their low cost phones with a C on it?

4. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Yes "C" for China... or Cheap.

11. ankiipankii

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 21, 2013

cook's cheap crap colorful iphone build for chinese customers

13. stephenju

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 08, 2013

Nothing from Apple can be qualified anywhere near "cheap".

32. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Why not? We can classify Samsung phones that have a higher BOM than the iPhone as cheap.

49. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

They have a higher BOM because Samsung doesn't lock in components like Apple does and take advantage of huge economies of scale. If Apple made the S4, it would be significantly cheaper.

21. zennacko unregistered

As if any flagship was assembled/produced/etc. on Japan or the US...


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Made in Japan is pure quality and prestige™®©

43. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

Are you a member of MSF??

46. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

Probably this wont sell well in China as its own chinese fake will be 20USD of again, no market for Apple in China.

25. alfario

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 22, 2013

Or Maybe Use A Mediatek SoC too hehehe

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

...or it could simply be Tim's last name. iPhone 5 Cook.

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I don't think the iPhone 5 is edible.

54. highwaysnobbery

Posts: 55; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

A couple of iPhones have cooked people. Shocking I know. Too soon?

5. Yubnub

Posts: 100; Member since: May 23, 2013

guys...the C stands for Crap

42. DigitalBoy05

Posts: 278; Member since: Jun 04, 2011


7. Samir_Maric

Posts: 89; Member since: Oct 28, 2012

C Means Cheap that's Iphone 5C (Cheap iphone)

8. omarr

Posts: 149; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

C for cheap and colors

33. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No, it's iPhone 5c as in 5-si! Or yes, in espanol.

9. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Apple iPhone, crap what else? Seriously... I like Apple devices but this is wrong!

10. Yubnub

Posts: 100; Member since: May 23, 2013

Oh yeah, add Crooks to that list

12. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

iPhone 5 Carrambaaa

14. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Imo, premium model wasn't doing much for me with these skittle versions doing even less. Creativity, lost.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Full of haters, bashers and Trolls in here +1 ™®

18. veer.d

Posts: 89; Member since: Jul 12, 2013

now every OEM copying name from NOKIA'S C SERIES

52. sennarose88

Posts: 55; Member since: Jun 18, 2009

So Nokia invented alphabet "C"? I don't want to live on this planet anymore.

55. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Go to hell then.

19. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Phone's not even released yet and Apple is already taking hits to their quality reputation.

22. taikucing unregistered

Now Apple is producing more plastic waste. I don't want to live in this planet anymore

27. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Looks like they just threw all those phones in a big box...oh well its plastic anyways

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