More high-quality iPhone 5C plastic case images posted, along with volume buttons

Last week, the website of Australian resident Sonny Dickson, who has leaked information about previous Apple products in the past, posted a gallery of high quality images of what he claims is the back of the plastic case for the much rumored iPhone 5C. Now that same site has a new set of images, this time showing a green color for what could be Apple's next major iPhone model.

The gallery has over 60 images of the back green case from pretty much all the angles you could possibly want. Both this new series of images and the previous gallery of white iPhone 5C cases seemed to lack the volume buttons and mute switch that have been put in place on previous iPhone models. However, the same website has also posted a gallery of photos that show what those buttons for the iPhone 5C will look like

The images seem to indicate that the buttons are added onto the main case in some way, and are in green, red, yellow and blue colors. As we have reported before, many people believe Apple is making a plastic case version of the iPhone 5 in order to sell a cheaper version of the iOS smartphone that will reach a larger consumer audience.

Source: Sonny Dickson | Images via Sonny Dickson

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billstelling said,
Going backwards though it seems..

The problem that led to these products was that Apple's profit margin was going backwards.

I actually don't think these may be such a stupid idea. I expect them to have pretty good performance, and of course with all the latest OS releases. The competition is pretty poor in the budget segment, and barely any budget Android phones have good OS upgrade support for several years to come. Also, the bright colors could be interesting not for me, but for the younger generation. It always struck me a bit odd with youngsters wanting iPhones for the platform and apps, not caring in the slightest about the premium quality of the phone itself.

Considering iOS 7 as a very funky color theme (gradients everywhere, flat design) this cases colors don't shock me as much. Having said that, i consider them hideous and cheap looking, which is strange considering that Apple has been moving towards having more premium and noble materials on their gadgets.

Absolutely atrocious. Even though I never got to buy one, my favor iPhone design was the 3G/3GS models. I liked the shape and feel even if it was poly-carbonate. In fact I liked it over the iPhone 4, but only got the 4 because of better hardware.

This thing is ugly. The smart thing is Apple could have simply released the 5S and kept the 5 as is an lowered the price. We already know the 5S is only going to be slightly better spec'd vs the 5. Taking the 5 and shoving it in this ugly design is really poor choice.

Ugly matching power/volume buttons? That really makes it look cheap. I rather have a year old Galaxy S III from Samsung. AT least the buttons are chrome.

The previous iPhones before the 4 didn't look this bad and they were plastic/poly-carbonate. Why do these have to look so ugly?

No one should ever knock Samsung and say they make ugly phones. This thing looks worse than any OEM I've seen. Before that, IMO Motorola held that title with the ugly Droid and LG came in second. Now LG and Moto both have some very nice looking devices and Apple's is going to make this POS.

When this sucker is released, I am going to laugh you fanboys out the door.
What would be even funny, if Apple makes iOS UI on each color match the phone like Microsoft does with Windows Phone OS.

At least you won't have to spend $200 on a case. Now it has a case that you dont have to protect, just like Samsung.

I bet after iFixit does a teardown, it will still score lower for how easy it is to self-repair vs a Samsung Galaxy device. I am sure Apple will sell a lot of these, but I am also better sales of the 5S will be lower.

And now that they have made this cheap phone, they will now have to keep making it, which means as with other OEM's, it will outsell the top end models which means Apple profit margins are going to fall to center of the earth and their stock price is going to fall right with it.

Edited by Hi_XPecTa_Chens, Aug 12 2013, 9:29pm :

The color does look kind of icky, but it's probably due to poor light. I remember leaked iPod nano colors also looked "fugly" back in 2008, but then when announced they looked great.

The iPhone 3G and I believe 3Gs were plastic... I don't know why people keep saying they are hideous... obviously this is geared towards a younger generation (the ones that like colors instead of boring silver).

iOS 7 code have no indication for iPhone 5C

If this is indeed true then apple prepare to be in dark age era.

They must have clouded by android shipping number and hesitate whether or not to release a cheaper plastic iPhone but it will not be smart move when most of your closest rival able deliver a better build quality like htc one and bigger screen size such as Samsung. Refine your future iPhone that cannot be easily copy by competitor is what paramount to continue be most valuable company in the world.

Edited by Master of Earth, Aug 12 2013, 7:29pm :

I must be the only one who things people will love this. It's not for me, I need the Unibody HTC One running WP8, but a cheap candy colored iPhone ... $$$$$

MorganX said,
I must be the only one who things people will love this. It's not for me, I need the Unibody HTC One running WP8, but a cheap candy colored iPhone ... $$$$$

I agree, i think it's going to be a huge seller for the younger generation.. bye bye crapdroid market share.

Uplift said,

I agree, i think it's going to be a huge seller for the younger generation.. bye bye crapdroid market share.


Exactly! That is what this one is designed for. Hardly for any of "us" enthusiasts. There's so much for Apple to do in that market.

The price will be very interesting!

JHBrown said,
Yet how many Lumia 720's sold? These will outsell your Lumia in less than 3 days.

Uh-huh, and every single one of them will feel ripped off when I show them my device that is cheaper and yet more premium.

FalseAgent said,

Uh-huh, and every single one of them will feel ripped off when I show them my device that is cheaper and yet more premium.
More premium? Maybe, but the people buying this phone don't care about premium. They are happy that they have apps that their friends have on Android and IOS. They are buying it for iTunes. They are buying it for the excellent ecosystem. Maybe that is premium in their eyes right?

JHBrown said,
More premium? Maybe, but the people buying this phone don't care about premium. They are happy that they have apps that their friends have on Android and IOS. They are buying it for iTunes. They are buying it for the excellent ecosystem. Maybe that is premium in their eyes right?

Possibly...I still think most people buy iPhones and Galaxies without considering alternatives because people simply don't know what they want, everyone just follows the 'trend'

JHBrown said,
More premium? Maybe, but the people buying this phone don't care about premium. They are happy that they have apps that their friends have on Android and IOS. They are buying it for iTunes. They are buying it for the excellent ecosystem. Maybe that is premium in their eyes right?

Do you work at an Apple Store?

Enron said,

Do you work at an Apple Store?

Nope. Air Force, coming up to my 18th year serving. I work in Communications. As far as I can say in Communications. Love my job. It has taken me so many places, taught me so many things, almost finished my Masters degree all for free, and I have met thousands of wonderful people.

For some reason, the idea seems to be that a cheaper phone must compensate for its low price with flashy colors/plastic finishes.

I'm still part of the crowd that prefers a more subtle design, something in a black color and/or metallic finishes.

But, I think there is a group of users, particularly kids and teens, that love all sorts of hideous bright colors and shiny plastic finishes, so Apple could have success here.

i think it's the black logo that makes it look cheap/tacky. if they had done something similar to the ipod touch (albeit not sure how feasible that would be being plastic vs aluminum) then it still could've been passable.

oh well, it'll have an audience i'm sure.

Reminds me that I need to order the green cover for my Lumia which looks almost exactly like this iP5 from behind. Some may call it gaudy and cheap and I might get sick of the colors (using blue atm) sooner or later but it's a nice change from all those bland black/white phones we've been getting for years now. I guess Apple got sick of it themselves.

dr_crabman said,
Reminds me that I need to order the green cover for my Lumia which looks almost exactly like this iP5 from behind. Some may call it gaudy and cheap and I might get sick of the colors (using blue atm) sooner or later but it's a nice change from all those bland black/white phones we've been getting for years now. I guess Apple got sick of it themselves.
yeah they got sick of beaing beat by them. When you cant beat them, join them.

I thought I hear iFans claim Steve Jobs left a roadmap for Cook to follow. I seriously doubt this was on that map. Apple did this because of pressure from the board and it is going to be a terrible mistake.

Here is why. I do think Apple will sell a lot of these. Problem is they sell only 2 phones. Samsung also has only one premium line, made up of 2 devices the S and the Note. So they too will sell far more cheap phones vs the premium models, tho in 2012 they were about even at 45M each. But Samsung has so many models in different markets that they make a sizable profit. It may not work the same for Apple. Even if Apple was to sell 30M of both models, Samsung sells or willbe selling over 100M phones this year...right where Nokia use to be.

Samsung is avail in more countries and more carriers. It will take Apple at least a year to get this model on all those same carriers, providing they can cut a deal. Apple is going to have to really talk dirty because many carriers can;t afford to pay that upfront cost Apple usually wants. This could end up backfiring as like many fans say, apple isnt known as a cheap brand.

These will be selling like crazy to high school and middle school kids. Heck, many adults will probably buy them.

lmaobox said,
Great replace for my 2 years old lowend android.
Thought I started my daughter young. LOL! I gave my daughter my iPhone 3GS when she was 3 years old for kid games and Netflix. She is now 6 years old and has graduated to my old iPad 2.

JHBrown said,
Thought I started my daughter young. LOL! I gave my daughter my iPhone 3GS when she was 3 years old for kid games and Netflix. She is now 6 years old and has graduated to my old iPad 2.

I believe his phone is 2 years old, not his kid. Unless he calls him/her lowend android lol.

amnesia- said,

I believe his phone is 2 years old, not his kid. Unless he calls him/her lowend android lol.

Oh damn, you are right. LOL! It was hard to understand the original comment. Thanks for the clarification.

amnesia- said,

I believe his phone is 2 years old, not his kid. Unless he calls him/her lowend android lol.

Yeah, giving an Android device to a 2-year-old is likely to cause epileptic seizures from all the stuttering of the display.

norseman said,
I can't wait to see homeless with coloured iPhones here in Toronto!

I know! Seeing homeless with plain aluminum iPhone 5's is getting pretty old.