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Leaked images show a lime green Apple iPhone 5C

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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.

iPhone 5C bottom

iPhone 5C angle

iPhone 5C internal

iPhone 5C profileAll images from SonnyDickson

3 Responses to “Leaked images show a lime green Apple iPhone 5C”

  1. Laughing_Boy48

    It certainly doesn’t look like most Android smartphones do, so I guess it could be considered rather distinctive. It will easily be recognizable as an Apple iPhone from the back. It would be nice if they used some phosphorescent paint for the Apple logo so it would glow somewhat in the dark. One thing for certain they must have really saved an awful lot of time and money by not having to CNC mill out that entire plastic back. I just pray no cracks develop like on some previous plastic Apple products. If it’s built for China at a reasonable price, it should sell rather well and inspire a huge amount of knock-offs.

    • I suppose you haven’t heard of the Nokia Lumia range then? They use coloured polycarbonate housing. The above, distinctive? No. Horrible, showing that Apple has lost its way? Yes.

      • Andre Goulet

        Bob, you are funny. Saying that Apple has lost its way because of a very unlikely rumoured phone shown in a couple of crappy pictures. You just want to hate them so badly….

        Do you really think Apple will put out a cheap, green phone?