As the upcoming revelation of the iPhone 5s is getting closer, rumors for the low-cost version of the extra-famous device are heating up as well.
Sonny Dickson became one person who published online photos of the alleged iPhone 5C’s back housing. The same man also revealed some images of the 5C last week, but this time the model is in lime green.
No information of the upcoming model has been revealed, though the low-cost device 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,” writes Gigaom.
If the source is a reliable one, the iPhone 5C will feature a 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom of the device, next to the Lightning port and speaker, just like the latest version of the Californian company’s phone, iPone 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.
A range of sources have previously suggested that the low-cost model could have been called the iPhone Light, but 5C has more of an Apple-y ring to it.
Previous leaks suggest the cheaper version will be the same size and shape as the full-fat 5S, the price reduction coming from the plastic back and slightly lower specs, writes CNet.
The news comes a few days after reports surfaced claiming that the highly anticipated device will be unveiled to public on September, 10.
The iPhone 5 was first demonstrated to the public on Sept. 12 of last year and entered shops in the U.S. nine days later. The iPhone 4S was announced on Oct. 4, 2011, and went on sale in the U.S. 10 days later.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that the iPad 5 and iPhone 5 featuring plastic casing will be ready for launch in early September while the full-fledged iPhone 5S release date was pushed back to the end of the month.
The Apple chief executive Tim Cook also dropped several hints that the upcoming iPhone 6 and 5S will be released later this year. The company’s CEO revealed earlier that no new products are to launch before the end of the year.
“Our teams are hard at work on some amazing new hardware, software, and services that we can’t wait to introduce this fall and throughout 2014.”
“ As expected, the iPhone 5S appears nearly identical to the iPhone 5 save several small distinctions. The first is the previously rumored dual-LED flash on the back of the iPhone 5S. Where every iPhone that’s had a back-facing flash thus far has used a single bulb, this next-generation device is aiming to up the ante with a double-dose of bright light.”
As usual, the Cupertino-based tech company is tight-lipped on the details of its upcoming devices.