It appears that Apple’s plan to double-down on secrecy isn’t going too well. After the iPhone 4 fiasco now it’s iPhone 5C. An employee of Pegatron has apparently leaked photo of “iPhone 5C” in testing mode.
The employee posted a photo of iPhone 5C on her Weibo profile, which has been deleted as the time of writing. The image shows a number of iPhones that appear to be in a white plastic body and black front panel. This photo is in line with the rumors about a plastic iPhone due for launch this year. The screens of the iPhone 5C in the image are probably showing a diagnostic software that is running before the device goes in for packaging.
Apple is rumored to hold an iPhone related media event on September 10th. The event is expected to be about unveiling and announcing the release date of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. This would be the first time since the introduction of the original iPhone that Apple would be announcing two versions of the popular smartphone. iPhone 5C is widely reported to be a cheaper version of the iPhone and will feature a plastic body.
Reports published in the past suggest that iPhone 5C will retain the 4 inch retina display and most hardware features will remain the same as in iPhone 5. The new cheaper iPhone will also reportedly sell in more colors in addition to black and white models.
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