iPhone "Xc" concept shows what a cheaper, colorful and plastic iPhone X could look like


Four years ago, in late 2013, Apple introduced a new iPhone that was unlike others: the colorful, plastic iPhone 5c. With its "unapologetically plastic" design and bright colors, the iPhone 5c was different than the typical, "serious"-looking metal phones that Apple is known for. And it was also more affordable.

So... what if Apple revived the iPhone 5c idea with a colorful new version of the iPhone X, an iPhone "Xc" of sorts?


We have no reason to believe Apple has any intent whatsoever to build a plastic phone in 2018, but if it ever did, this latest concept shows a pretty picture of what an iPhone Xc could look like. The images are crafted by designer Martin Hajek, a person who is known for creating great-looking Apple concepts.

This particular iPhone Xc idea sticks with the gloss plastic finish of the 5c and with the neon colors, but with the overall styling of the iPhone X and with the notch. It's not hard to think up advantages of such a phone: one obvious practical benefit of the imaginary plastic iPhone Xc is that you don't need to worry about a glass back cracking and you don't need to worry about that $550 repair fee that Apple charges for an iPhone X's cracked back. Plus, with that colorful plastic back, you might even skip using a case, just to see those cheerful colors more often.


source: iDropNews

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  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2716 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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20 Comments

7. Whitedot

Posts: 768; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Stunning looking plastic phone Xc is not profitable and hard to monetize unless it's made of plastic that breaks as easy as glass. I know right :)

10. sgodsell

Posts: 7190; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Cheap and Apple never go together. Apple charges for everything. You don't even get a fast charger in the box right now of the X or 8's. Apple looks for ways to always squeeze more money out of its customers. Listen since Apple brought back the 4 year old design and specs of the original iPhone 6 to sell once more in 2017. The only difference was 32 GB of storage instead of the original 16 GB of storage. Then Apple is never going make this design.

8. worldpeace

Posts: 3127; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Uglier than a bar of soap

9. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

If Apple could relieve such a device of their terrible notch...I might consider buying.

11. PhoenixFirebird

Posts: 122; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

Affordable? Just because it's a hundred dollars cheaper?

12. fyah_king unregistered

Looks like it should be $99

14. Sania

Posts: 97; Member since: Nov 04, 2017

“The most disgusting iPhone we have ever created...” -Johnny Ive

15. TerryD

Posts: 544; Member since: May 09, 2017

Looks like an iPhone 5C Mk2. The 5C didnt go down particularly well so why should an iPhone X variant? To be honest, if you put the Apple case on an iPhone X it looks like a large 5C and not too disimilar from this Xc concept.

16. Tipus

Posts: 847; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Cheap and cheerful :))))

17. dnomadic

Posts: 399; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

At the right price I would purchase this. As an Android fan that has tried switching Previously I would likely sell it within an month (always happens), but I would purchase it. Instead of new bodies I would like to see a new experience. I would love to see Apple open the ability to use launchers. I would love third party launchers, but I would purchase launchers directly from Apple of they presented the Option. I would likely switch and stay with that ability...... well until I needed my Google assistant (Screw you SIRI... "Searching the Web for every inquiry with poor results).

18. KingSam

Posts: 1425; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

I never had a problem with the 5c or other strong polycarbonate phones.

19. Bozzor

Posts: 248; Member since: May 02, 2012

The scary thing is...plastic makes more sense for the sensible consumer: it would be way less prone to breakage than glass, whilst offering the same EM transparency and lower costs. And the right type of ABS thermoplastic does last a long time (think Samson) and can be quite premium. Of course...it won't happen.

20. civicsr2cool

Posts: 264; Member since: Oct 19, 2016

DO IT. The amount of custom housings is always cool but the amount that were available for the 5c were the best! Plus plastic feels 100x better that glass when you want to run naked.

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