iPhone 5C Shows up in QA Testing at Pegatron Factory: Pegatron’s butter walled security has been cut through again, as the photo showing the pile of Apple iPhone 5C undergoing testing at Shanghai plant has been leaked online. The photo was published yesterday by an employee on her Sina Weibo account, the profile of which reveals that she has worked in the QC department at the Pegatron’s facility since the middle of July. The caption of the photo reads:
“The low-end iPhone 5C to be launched for Chinese consumers in September doesn’t look much different from the Xiaomi Phone 2, right?”
No new information can be noted from the leaked image but it backs up all the speculations and rumors we have heard so far. The iPhone 5C can be seen sporting a white polycarbonate plastic body. You could compare this to the early MacBook and the MacBook Pro. The MacBook was plastic with rounded corners in white and the MacBook Pro was brushed aluminum and had 90-degree corners. Of course, what we’ve yet to see is a video of fully functional iPhone 5C running iOS 7.
Separately, plastic iPhone 5C rear shells have appeared online in a video posted by Tanner Marsh on his YouTube account. The video seems to show iPhone 5C’s bright and colorful rear shells in red, yellow, green, blue, and white variants. The iPhone units appear similar to the leaked components with the plastic rear casing and front black panel.
Looking at the colors, this low-cost iPhone will definitely add some mid-market sizzle to the iPhone line-up, challenging Samsung’s strong-selling Galaxy models.
While there’s no official word yet, Apple is expected to unveil the next-generation iPhone and a lower-cost iPhone at a special event on September 10, followed by the launch on September 20.