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With the launch of Apple’s(s aapl) iPhone 5S reportedly less than a month away, the rumor mill for the iPhone 5C is heating up as well. The latest comes courtesy of Sonny Dickson, which posted tons of photos of the alleged iPhone 5C’s back housing. Dickson also brought us some images of the 5C last week, but this time the model is in neon (or perhaps Android?) green.
There’s no new information about the phone, but the iPhone 5C is believed to be Apple’s more affordable alternative to the iPhone 5S. With a price predicted in the $400 range (that’s without a carrier subsidy), the iPhone 5C should be able to help Apple win back some of the market share it has lost to lower-cost Android devices in markets like China.
If these photos are indeed legitimate, the iPhone 5C will feature a 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom of the phone, next to the Lightning port and speaker, just like the current iPhone 5. There’s also a single LED flash next to the camera sensor, whereas the iPhone 5S is expected to introduce a second flash into the mix.
But the most grabbing feature about the iPhone 5C is the glossy plastic material it’s made of, seen here in a bright green color reminiscent of the iPod touch. This is a far cry from the glass and aluminum, black and white designs we’ve seen for the last few models.
Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 5S at a special event on September 10. It is unknown whether the iPhone 5C will be introduced at the same time, but it seems likely.
All images from SonnyDickson.