Two videos claim to show shells of iPad 5 and plastic iPhone 5C

The rumors that a cheaper, plastic iPhone is in the works have been slowly gaining steam for the past few weeks. Today, a Mac-themed YouTube account has uploaded two videos, one of which claims to show the case for the plastic iPhone 5C and the other showing what the fifth generation iPad might look like.

The brief iPhone 5C clip shows the case shell placed next to a current iPhone 5. The video seems to match earlier photo leaks of this still unconfirmed version of Apple's smartphone. While Apple sold 31.2 million iPhones in the last quarter, the launch of a cheaper version made of plastic could lead to an even bigger boost in sales.

The other new video leak reportedly shows what the shell of the iPad 5 is supposed to look like. Again, it matches previous photo leaks and rumored information about the tablet, which claim it will have side bezels that are narrower than the current fourth generation iPad.

Apple is expected to announce a number of new smartphone and tablet products later this fall. All of them should have iOS 7 out of the box, which was first introduced in June with its flatter UI design.

Source: Mac Otakara on YouTube via 9to5Mac

Report a problem with article
Previous Story

GitHub down due to DoS attack [Update]

Next Story

Samsung's Android flip-phone to be Galaxy Golden

11 Comments

Commenting is disabled on this article.

I'm all for narrower bezels, but where do you put your thumb while holding it in portrait? Seems like it would endup in the screen...

Slacker said,
it looks to me like the apple logo on the back of the iPad might illuminate like it does on the MacBooks.

they're black, so I doubt it.

onedrummer2401 said,

they're black, so I doubt it.

they're actually a translucent grey, not black. so it's very likely they will light up or it's just by design. if that's the case, waste of battery IMO. still won't convince me to buy one.

j2006 said,

they're actually a translucent grey, not black. so it's very likely they will light up or it's just by design. if that's the case, waste of battery IMO. still won't convince me to buy one.

The Macbook doesn't use extra power to illuminate it's Apple. The light is produced by the screen's backlight. I would think this iPhone would be similar if it's Apple were to illuminate.

Regardless, I've always found the glowing Apple very annoying and tacky.

nvllsvm said,

Regardless, I've always found the glowing Apple very annoying and tacky.

Kitsch to say at least