Lots of iPhone 5Cs pose for group shot in latest leaked image

The upcoming low-end iPhone 5C is by no means a secret at this point. Apple, notorious for its secrecy, has done a very bad job of keeping the lid on this new handset, and we've seen countless leaks over the past months, showing pretty much everything there is to know about the phone. And now, we can add a group shot of a ton of devices to that list.

This image comes courtesy of a Sina Weibo user who apparently works inside Pegatron, an Apple manufacturer. Pegatron was mentioned a while ago in a recent China Labor Watch report as having incredibly bad working conditions and as being the place where's Apple new handset is being made so this image seems to be legit. The phones you see are clearly iPhone 5Cs and they seem to be undergoing some quality assurance testing, to make sure everything works well. 

The iPhone 5C is expected to debut in September alongside its sibling, the iPhone 5S. There's no exact date yet, but invitations to a special Apple event should start showing up in digital mailboxes in the coming weeks. The 5C is expected to retail a lot cheaper than the current iPhone but if recent rumors are correct, the iPhone 5C may be more expensive than most people are hoping for.

Source: Sina Weibo via: Engadget | Image via Engadget

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Wow just think if you owned all those chargers... You could get $10 off each of them trading them in for legit chargers!

3GS has a plastic shell... so if that design was sooo good why change it with the iphone 4+5? the 5c is budget looking phone (for apple standards) yet is priced at a mid to high lvl handset. complete fail

U haters make me laugh. There's nothing wrong with the 5C as it's pictured. If you saw it with a Nokia or Samsung logo on it (for the first time) and you would be singing it's praises.

hagjohn said,
U haters make me laugh. There's nothing wrong with the 5C as it's pictured. If you saw it with a Nokia or Samsung logo on it (for the first time) and you would be singing it's praises.

I cannot comment on the quality of plastic just by seeing the leaked picture but I can assure you that the plastic used by Nokia is polycarbonate and doesn't feel cheap. It's high quality. Samsung on the other hand uses cheap quality.

hagjohn said,
U haters make me laugh. There's nothing wrong with the 5C as it's pictured. If you saw it with a Nokia or Samsung logo on it (for the first time) and you would be singing it's praises.

The reason for hating Apple is how much they talk about being the best, and original, and thinking differently...

This round of phones? All of the improvements are all copies of other companies that they've, in the past, talked down their noses at. The issue isn't the phone, and quality (or lack there of)... it's Apple.

hagjohn said,
U haters make me laugh. There's nothing wrong with the 5C as it's pictured. If you saw it with a Nokia or Samsung logo on it (for the first time) and you would be singing it's praises.

Shhh..don't point out nerd hypocrisies. These guys have their egos built on Apple Hate.

wernercd said,

The reason for hating Apple is how much they talk about being the best, and original, and thinking differently...

This round of phones? All of the improvements are all copies of other companies that they've, in the past, talked down their noses at. The issue isn't the phone, and quality (or lack there of)... it's Apple.

Please...every company does this. Give me a break. Plus it isn't near to the hyperbole level you claim. What you are repeating is what you hear from other Apple Haters. Sad that you don't know any better.

Even Steve Jobs gave credit to Android features that were used in iOS when credit was due. But you guys just ignore that and paint this false picture in comment sections like this. People with half a brain know better.

Shadrack said,
Please...every company does this. Give me a break. Plus it isn't near to the hyperbole level you claim. What you are repeating is what you hear from other Apple Haters. Sad that you don't know any better.

Even Steve Jobs gave credit to Android features that were used in iOS when credit was due. But you guys just ignore that and paint this false picture in comment sections like this. People with half a brain know better.

Apple said that bigger phones and smaller tablets wasn't for them. Apple said that they are a premium company and won't release cheap stuff. They care about Quality not Quantity.

Hyperbole? Exaggeration of speech? Where? Now that Steve is gone, they are steadily losing market share and have lost the luster... They are aiming for... the low end and adding everyone else's ideas to their Magical product. They have fallen behind and are derivative in almost every sense of the words.

Don't complain about other people ignoring stuff... when you obviously have your own blinders on. There are plenty of reasons to hate Apple (as there are to hate MS, Google or any large company). The reason you keep hearing the same stuff/hate might be because Apple is walking the same road the went down with Mac vs PC... the road to mediocrity, obsolescence and failure.

Their is one thing that Apple has that no one else has... Attitude. That they are Magical, can't fail and all good ideas come from them. THAT is why *I* personally hate Apple. I don't regurgitate other peoples ideas. They are my own and backed by damn good reasons.

Remove YOUR blinders and starting using the other half of YOUR brain.

wernercd said,

Apple said that bigger phones and smaller tablets wasn't for them. Apple said that they are a premium company and won't release cheap stuff. They care about Quality not Quantity.

Hyperbole? Exaggeration of speech? Where? Now that Steve is gone, they are steadily losing market share and have lost the luster... They are aiming for... the low end and adding everyone else's ideas to their Magical product. They have fallen behind and are derivative in almost every sense of the words.

Don't complain about other people ignoring stuff... when you obviously have your own blinders on. There are plenty of reasons to hate Apple (as there are to hate MS, Google or any large company). The reason you keep hearing the same stuff/hate might be because Apple is walking the same road the went down with Mac vs PC... the road to mediocrity, obsolescence and failure.

Their is one thing that Apple has that no one else has... Attitude. That they are Magical, can't fail and all good ideas come from them. THAT is why *I* personally hate Apple. I don't regurgitate other peoples ideas. They are my own and backed by damn good reasons.

Remove YOUR blinders and starting using the other half of YOUR brain.

Difference between you and me: I don't waste my time posting blind hate tl;dr posts. Companies I don't like I just ignore and I vote with my bucks. I try to avoid adding to all the hot air in the room.... Apple has done me right where other companies have not, especially when it comes to support. I have real life experiences where my iPhone 5 wasn't working right and they just immediately replaced it for me. I tried the Nexus 4 and went through 3 dud phones and weeks-upon-weeks of waiting for Google Play store to get off their ass and actually send me something that wasn't defective.

I come here and read these ridiculous hyperbole posts of "Apple says their stuff is perfections" and its just ludicrous spin from you guys that have nothing better to do with your lives.

Shadrack said,

Difference between you and me: I don't waste my time posting blind hate tl;dr posts. Companies I don't like I just ignore and I vote with my bucks. I try to avoid adding to all the hot air in the room.... Apple has done me right where other companies have not, especially when it comes to support. I have real life experiences where my iPhone 5 wasn't working right and they just immediately replaced it for me. I tried the Nexus 4 and went through 3 dud phones and weeks-upon-weeks of waiting for Google Play store to get off their ass and actually send me something that wasn't defective.

I come here and read these ridiculous hyperbole posts of "Apple says their stuff is perfections" and its just ludicrous spin from you guys that have nothing better to do with your lives.

I bad mouth any company that deserves it. I'd do the same for Sony, EA and other great turds where it's due. I support Google and Microsoft, but I'll bad mouth them as well when they deserve it.

I've said I had Apple stuff before right? iPod, 3G, 3Gs, etc through the years. Due to their smug attitude, "Garden" approach (look up eBook trials still going on), crappy new features (see Maps fiasco) and failure to keep up with the latest-greatest (See Samsungs top end stuff like Note 2 and Nokia's 1080)...

Apple has not just lost my support - They have joined the great Turds, in the likes of Sony and EA. Son has Rootkits, OtherOS and mounds of other stupid moves. EA is EA and speaks for itself (look up Sims, Origin and stories about life working for them).

Apple? I notice you don't argue against them being stale and derivative at this point. to also suggest that they don't have a smug "better than you" attitude is also a bit telling... I think it takes a lot for a company to pull off an attitude like that. It's actually kind of impressive.

i used andriod for years till i went to the iphone would never leave apple now best phones ever the 5c is a low end phone its not made to look good its made for people who can't afford high end phones. but it wil be better than 90% of the android market

kelvinguy85 said,
i used andriod for years till i went to the iphone would never leave apple now best phones ever the 5c is a low end phone its not made to look good its made for people who can't afford high end phones. but it wil be better than 90% of the android market

I must be the only one who likes the 5C design. iPhone 3GS had a plastic shell, I don't see how this is any different? Depending on the specs, I might even just snag one of these instead on the 5S.

kelvinguy85 said,
i used andriod for years till i went to the iphone would never leave apple now best phones ever the 5c is a low end phone its not made to look good its made for people who can't afford high end phones. but it wil be better than 90% of the android market

I used iPhone when they were the best (3G, 3GS)... then they got surpassed by the likes of Motorola and Samsung. Even the windows phone is better these days...

iPhone is stale and derivative...

kelvinguy85 said,
i used andriod for years till i went to the iphone would never leave apple now best phones ever the 5c is a low end phone its not made to look good its made for people who can't afford high end phones. but it wil be better than 90% of the android market

$500 for a low end phone? If the price is right ofcourse.

Wireless wookie said,
No wireless charging, for sure on this photo And I also read that's a 500$ low end phone... Bad times for fanboyz

Wireless charging is a want, not a need. Take's me less than 5 seconds to plug my phone in.

Dinggus said,

Wireless charging is a want, not a need. Take's me less than 5 seconds to plug my phone in.


When it's dark, just set it down and it charges.

NyaR said,
Every day multiple times a day.

A coffee only costs $5, and a pack of cigarettes only $6.

$1 is less different than a couple hundred dollars.

ians18 said,

When it's dark, just set it down and it charges.

I usually have my light on before going to bed.

I own a Nokia Lumia 720 which is a low end phone, but it looks great.
And the 520, which is cheaper than 720 looks great as well. So if they wanted, they could have made it cheap and made it look good too.

TechAddict said,
I own a Nokia Lumia 720 which is a low end phone, but it looks great.
And the 520, which is cheaper than 720 looks great as well. So if they wanted, they could have made it cheap and made it look good too.

Agreed. And I don't think it looks bad at all! If anything, I just wish they had fun, fruity colors like the old iMacs and iPod Nanos.

GOOD JOB APPLE! WAY TO GO! After the iPhone announcement is over prepare to witness the fall of APPL STOCK! The iPhone event will be redundant and boring as hell. Apparently Tim Cook don't know what's the definition of secret.

Master of Earth said,
GOOD JOB APPLE! WAY TO GO! After the iPhone announcement is over prepare to witness the fall of APPL STOCK! The iPhone event will be redundant and boring as hell. Apparently Tim Cook don't know what's the definition of secret.

That's why APPL Stock has gone up 22% over summer? Plus, I don't see how you can blame Tim Cook for this photo being taken, it was in the manufacturing company.

The stock has to go down. With the margin squeeze they won't have either the top revenue or the top margin. How can they support the top market cap? It's mostly being floated by retail investors that buy on hype and don't understand the financials.

Master of Earth said,
GOOD JOB APPLE! WAY TO GO! After the iPhone announcement is over prepare to witness the fall of APPL STOCK! The iPhone event will be redundant and boring as hell. Apparently Tim Cook don't know what's the definition of secret.

Oh please. Everyone who wants an iPhone but can't afford one will jump on these babies.

VHMP01 said,
And down 200% over the last 8 months...

down 200%? so the stock has a negative value now? are these people real? jeez.

and btw, it's AAPL. No reading skills, no math skills. 0/10

Richio said,
Gone are the times of Apple's secrecy, Lately, everything has been leaked.

"We at Apple only make premium products that are the best and most innovative ever, ever, ever...."

Calls 7inch tablets crap, but launches iPad mini with 1024x800 screen meanwhile Android launches with 720p and 1080p 7 inches.

"Bigger does not = better, the iPhone's size is perfect"
Launches bigger iPhone, saying they made it better.

"Cheap **** like Galaxy is no match for our products"
Launches plastic iPhone lol...

This company is full of hypocrites.

iOS 7 = Windows Phone.
Panorama + Notification Bar + Folders = Android
Reject calls with SMS = Android
iMaps = Google Maps (Opps)
Ping = Facebook, Twitter
iPad = Samsung´s Photoframe
iPad Mini = Dell Streak
iPod = Creative Technology and Walkman
‘iPhone' name = Linksys' iPhone®
Original iPhone = Samsung's S700 Mp3 Player
iPhone 4 & 4S = LG's Prada
iMessage = BlackBerry Messenger
Siri = Xiaoi Bot + Nuance (MS Clippy).
App Store = Ubuntu Software Center
Bigger Screen = Everybody else
MacBook Air = HP's Sojourn
Macsafe = Asian Crockery
Thunderbolt = Intel
OSX, iOS = Unix
Newton = Psion Series 3, HP 95LX
Apple Logo = Genesis 1:6, 3:6
Aluminum = Cheapest Metal
Plastic = ($$$ Reinforced Polymers)
Security = Buy a new one...

VHMP01 said,
iOS 7 = Windows Phone.
Panorama + Notification Bar + Folders = Android
Reject calls with SMS = Android
iMaps = Google Maps (Opps)
Ping = Facebook, Twitter
iPad = Samsung´s Photoframe
iPad Mini = Dell Streak
iPod = Creative Technology and Walkman
‘iPhone' name = Linksys' iPhone®
Original iPhone = Samsung's S700 Mp3 Player
iPhone 4 & 4S = LG's Prada
iMessage = BlackBerry Messenger
Siri = Xiaoi Bot + Nuance (MS Clippy).
App Store = Ubuntu Software Center
Bigger Screen = Everybody else
MacBook Air = HP's Sojourn
Macsafe = Asian Crockery
Thunderbolt = Intel
OSX, iOS = Unix
Newton = Psion Series 3, HP 95LX
Apple Logo = Genesis 1:6, 3:6
Aluminum = Cheapest Metal
Plastic = ($$$ Reinforced Polymers)
Security = Buy a new one...

Good thing Apple took the best ideas in the market and packaged them up for us then. I wouldn't want to buy a ton of single devices from multiple different companies.

MidTxWRX said,

Good thing Apple took the best ideas in the market and packaged them up for us then. I wouldn't want to buy a ton of single devices from multiple different companies.

Why Not? Its good to have a variety instead of living single-minded. And did you really use all of them? iPhone C"Cheap Plastic" isn't out yet, and ping was a fail.

ians18 said,
Its good to have a variety instead of living single-minded.

So you also have like 10 different microwaves in your kitchen?

ians18 said,

Why Not? Its good to have a variety instead of living single-minded. And did you really use all of them? iPhone C"Cheap Plastic" isn't out yet, and ping was a fail.

Eh I think I have the best of both Worlds right now. I have an iMac 27", a Surface RT, an iPhone 5, and a Windows 8 Pro pc/media center.

ians18 said,

Why Not? Its good to have a variety instead of living single-minded. And did you really use all of them? iPhone C"Cheap Plastic" isn't out yet, and ping was a fail.

Eh I think I have the best of both Worlds right now. I have an iMac 27", a Surface RT, an iPhone 5, and a Windows 8 Pro pc/media center.