A Plastic iPhone Called The 5C May Really Be On Its Way

This image from Chinese blog WeiPhone looks like a bunch of Apple packaging in a bin, but presumably, it’s the first look at the cut-price iPhone, codenamed the iPhone 5C.

But folks it’s so much more than just bin shots! Oh, no, actually that’s exactly what it is. No one has been able to legitimise the photo yet, and it could just show some knockoff packaging, but the nomenclature makes sense at least.

If the aluminium body upgrade that seems probable for September/October is called the 5S, a cheaper plastic model (also heavily rumored) could be called the 5C where C stands for “color”. . . or something.

WeiPhone doesn’t really have a track record for directly reporting rumours, but 9to5Mac points out that the plastic packaging does look similar to the plastic trays in the current iPod Touch boxes. The hamster wheel that is iPhone rumours spins on. [MacRumors, 9to5Mac]