New high-quality iPhone 5C plastic case images leak

We have seen images and even a brief video clip showing the plastic case of the still-unannounced iPhone 5C in the last few weeks, but today even more images have been posted on the Internet that are by far the best in terms of image quality.

The gallery of more than 50 images comes from the website of Australian Sonny Dickson, who has leaked information about previous Apple products in the past. The shots cover pretty much everything there is to see on the case, including what's on the other side of the housing. A check of the images shows that the iPhone 5C case might not have the volume buttons and mute switch that have been put in place on previous iPhone models.

As usual, Apple is keeping silent on its plans for new iPhone and iPad products, although the company is expected to reveal new models sometime in September. All of them should have iOS 7 out of the box, which will be released as an update to older iPhone and iPads this fall. Many analysts believe that Apple is launching a plastic case version of the iPhone 5 in order to launch a cheaper product that can compete with the many Android devices currently on the market.

Source: Sonny Dickson | Image via Sonny Dickson

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Meh whatever they do its set to fail. The whole reason people buy apple is for the brand (common admit it it's all over priced for what you get and inferior to competition thats cheaper)

With the above taken into account why would someone buy the cheap ass version of an already bad over priced phone.. Just makes you look cheap not trendy.

Probably, Apple will cover unsold-"used" iphone5 hardware system with this plastic cover; then they will sell under the iphone5C name. Good idea Iphone 5C-heap.

If this budget phone has gorilla glass, and a removable plastic back (so you can change colour)....I'd be interested (still more than likely get the n5)

That way, when I scratch the back I can simply change it :-)

I am positive that if Jobs was still kicking...he never would of this model of iPhone happen. Apple had their line of products that separated them from the rest. They were designed and sold as high quality well build top devices. I always respected them for that...just didnt like how the company was run. This just makes them like everyone else.

Going by the example of iPod touch 5G, I think iPhone 5C will be missing some of the sensors if Apple is going ahead with that thickness ..

I think it looks fairly slick. Personally, I tend to lean towards metallic finishes like the iPhone 5 or Nokia 925, but this seems fine.

It'll be interesting to see how it 'feels' since plastic can be a bit slippery in your hand.

Really? No volume or ring/silent buttons? Just about every phone, even the cheapest ones, tend to have those. Surely Apple can make a "budget" iPhone differentiate itself from the higher-end models in other ways.

The first iPod touch didn't have volume rocker buttons, which seemed like a very obvious oversight on Apple's part.

You're probably right, they just haven't been added yet. We'll see.

Quillz said,
Really? No volume or ring/silent buttons? Just about every phone, even the cheapest ones, tend to have those. Surely Apple can make a "budget" iPhone differentiate itself from the higher-end models in other ways.

Other images have shown color matching volume buttons and mute switch.

Rohdekill said,
the ghetto or trailer park i-phone for those who can't afford the real one. How cute.
So every phone manufacturer with plastic phones(the majority) target their phones for people who can't afford a non-plastic phone? Ghetto? Trailer Park? WTF??

virtorio said,
I think the plastic back looks way nicer than the current one.
I agree. I prefer it over my current iPhone 5.

Uhm, no. Because most do not produce a high quality product then reproduce it with cheaper material and fewer functions to meet a lower financial class.

That's like lamborgini coming out with an $8,000.00 car to compete in the lower class auto industry while targeting lower income people. It would be a P.O.S. and you'd be a joke to anyone driving the real deal.

Rohdekill said,
That's like lamborgini coming out with an $8,000.00 car to compete in the lower class auto industry while targeting lower income people. It would be a P.O.S. and you'd be a joke to anyone driving the real deal.

You need to get over yourself, it's just a phone. Having an aluminum case doesn't make it better.

Your attitude is the joke. Also, for the record, you can buy a perfectly fine cheaper-end car from the SAME COMPANY that own's Lamborghini - so that analogy is flawed. Also: Galaxy S4 Mini...

Apple wish to enter the budget range, it's an expanding market that they have yet to tap - what's wrong with killing off a few premium features to promote a lower priced SKU. Seeing as you have no idea of the specs or pricing at this point - please stop making yourself look ridiculous!

Nik Louch said,
Your attitude is the joke. Also, for the record, you can buy a perfectly fine cheaper-end car from the SAME COMPANY that own's Lamborghini - so that analogy is flawed. Also: Galaxy S4 Mini...

Apple wish to enter the budget range, it's an expanding market that they have yet to tap - what's wrong with killing off a few premium features to promote a lower priced SKU. Seeing as you have no idea of the specs or pricing at this point - please stop making yourself look ridiculous!

Because they don't have to remove any features. It costs them $200 to make an iPhone. What you all call the fancier model which isn't fancy at all. But that's another argument. After 2 years components get cheaper to make anyways, so the older model is going to be cheaper. That is why this is stupid. They basically could have just made the 5 and 5S at the same time and just lowered the price on the 5 to be whatever this one is going to be.

Which knowing Apple, this phone could be $99 - $150 on contract and $400 off which isn't really cheap. The Galaxy S III will still be bigger, have better hardware, is made from the same material, has higher resolution screen, just as many apps, better cameras, and more and its free - $99 on contract and about $400 off contract. So what benefit is this iPhone? None.