By now you've probably heard the jokes that the "C" in iPhone 5C stands for "cheap" on account of its supposed low price and plastic shell, but if a recent video from Taiwan bears any truth, the little guy can take a beating. There's no way to tell if the shell in the photo really belongs to an iPhone 5C, but if it is, adopters of the device may not need to worry that they're stepping down too far in quality.
If you're wondering when the iPhone 5S and its little buddy the iPhone 5C will be coming out, September 20 seems like a good date to pin your hopes on. Today, noted Japanese business publication Nikkei reported (via Cnet) that both devices would make their debut on that Friday.
If you were worried that all this business with low-cost iPhones and questionable "champagne"-colored black plates had disrupted Apple's schedule, then the Wall Street Journal has some good news for you. According to the WSJ's sources, we'll see both a "low-end" and a "high-end" variant during the expected press event on September 10.
While few outside of Apple's Cupertino headquarters truly know what the company has in store for the iPhone with the rumored September 10 event, at least one analyst weighs in on how things might shake out for a possible family of handsets.
One of the big questions surrounding the so-called iPhone 5C has focused on how Apple plans to keep the device from cannibalizing its high-end smartphones, and the discussion's traditionally centered on speculation that the Cupertino company will limit the sale of the device to overseas markets. But Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has a different idea. According to him, the iPhone 5C may simply not have Siri.
And so our long wait is almost over. Maybe. This weekend AllThingsD revealed that "sources" claimed the next iPhone would be revealed on September 10, and this morning Jim Dalrymple of The Loop seemed to confirm this with a simple "yes." Not the hardest evidence to rely on, to be sure, but both sources have a reputation for being right about this kind of thing.
We're getting closer and closer to Apple's fall event, which means more rumors are cropping up, leaks are making headlines, claimed leaks are competing for news cycle oxygen, and jockeying for a little time on Apple's hobby TV box thingamajig is becoming more interesting. Did you miss any of that this week? Well, climb aboard, kids, because we're gonna do the news in ten.
Want to know what Apple's upcoming "budget" iPhone 5C looks like? BGR snagged some allegedly legitimate high quality photos of it from Sonny Dickson, which means we're no longer stuck with blurry shots that seem like they were taken by the same people who always happen to see the Sasquatch and alien spaceships.
We got rumors and we got betas this week as Apple news moves into the summer's concluding month before the fall rumor season really heats up. Blackberry tries to stay relevant, some new games hit the consoles, and it feels like Apple TV is getting some of its due. More just like that inside.
If BusinessInsider is to be believed, we still don't have any concrete idea as to when the so-called "budget" iPhone will ship, but we at least have a name for it. According to what the publication identifies as an in-the-know source who doesn't actually work for Apple, the long-anticipated phone will be called the iPhone 5C. Here's to hoping that the "C" doesn't just stand for "cheap."