'iPhone 5C' Case Shows Up On Amazon

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    The rumors about the new "plastic" iPhone (may be called the iPhone 5C, according to a recent leak) have been ramping up over the past couple of days, and now an enterprising case manufacturer has released a set of "iPhone 5C" cases on Amazon.com (via Nowhereelse.fr).

    The three cases, which are available in black, navy, and white, appear to be in line with low-cost iPhone dimensions that were leaked by another case maker in June.

    The low-cost iPhone is expected to be similar in size to the current iPhone 5, though with a rounded polycarbonate shell that comes in an array of colors. MacRumors commissioned renderings in July showing what the phone could potentially look like based on current schematics.

    It is not unusual for case manufacturers to use rumored case specs ahead of product releases to get a jump on manufacturing. Creating a case based on unconfirmed measurements is always a gamble, however, and there is no guarantee that elago's "5C" case will fit the finalized product that Apple produces.

    Yesterday, a report emerged from the China Labor Watch claiming poor working conditions inside Pegatron, one of Apple's assembly partners, in which a "plastic iPhone" was confirmed. The quote was provided by a worker whose role was to apply protective film onto the rear shell of the device before the part enters the assembly process:
    According to recent reports, Apple's low-cost plastic iPhone is expected to be launched sometime in the fall, potentially as early as September.

    Article Link: 'iPhone 5C' Case Shows Up On Amazon
  2. macrumors 68020

    Mr. Gates

    Jun 17, 2009
    --Redmond --------- ----------------Washington---
    Plastic on plastic.

    This thing is gonna sell like hot cakes


    Ahhh, ya beat me to it LOL
  3. Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
  4. macrumors 6502a


    May 7, 2011
    Plastic on plastic...? Really? I mean, at least make it transparent!
  5. macrumors 68020

    Apr 2, 2008
    In the past, soooo many false cases have popped up, but since we actually have photos of physical/tangible shells of these iPhone 5C's, I believe these cases are accurate.
  6. macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2008
    A bunch of cases also showed up in 2011 for the "bigger screen" iPhone that was rumored to come out and than all we got was the 4S.
  7. macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2008
    San Francisco
    I always hated cases, I think they defeat the purpose of apple design, but oh boy, i gotta say 5C looks way better with a case. Bravo Jonny boy

    bravo for the case manufacture too, 1999 for the original price with a discounted price of 9.99 dollars...
  8. macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2012
    Very speculative this case manufacturer, I wont bother with case for the plastic iphone as it will crack like the macbook white.
  9. macrumors 601


    Mar 2, 2012
    Doesn't surprise me. Companies design cases based on rumors/leaks all the time. Remember this case "leak" for the iPhone 5?

  10. macrumors 6502

    Apr 6, 2010
    I think if these things have a retina screen, its quite possible they will canibalise 5S sales - I mean beyond us 'fans' on here (or maybe I'm speaking for myself!), I bet a lot of people will not be over concerned about the plastic. The 3G/3GS back was great for the most part, a lot people REALLY liked it even. Same software, same screen, same screen size, and I'm really not sure people will choose to pay significantly more for the 'premium' that is the 5S i.e. a bit faster, a bit better camera and a finger print sensor (so we think anyway)..
  11. macrumors 68040

    Sep 4, 2009
    Be a critic all you want. Those first out of the gate for 5C cases are going to make a killing. When you buy a cheaper phone, you have more cash for accessories. Also, lower end electronic consumers are notorious for accessorizing. Think of it as a cheap Honda or Toyota all blitzed out. You don't see higher end cars with as many accessories.
  12. macrumors regular

    May 5, 2011
    Which means apple must be pretty confident of the specs upgrades coming with the new device.
  13. macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2013
    I'd like it that way. I think it looks pretty nice with such a contrast of black and white.
  14. macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2013
    Yo dawg, we heard you like plastic cases, so we put a plastic case on your plastic case so you can-- Oh I can't even be bothered.
  15. macrumors 68030


    Nov 23, 2011
    I hope Apple change the case design at the last minute. That'd be a laugh :cool:
  16. macrumors regular

    Mar 11, 2013
    The way to get a free ad for your case company:
    Step 1: Mockup a case for an unnanounced iPhone (Hint: use imagination)
    Step 2: Spread it to apple fan websites
    Step 3: Profit
  17. macrumors 68030


    Oct 7, 2007
    DFW, TX
    What if the highest capacity is only 8gb? Maybe 4gb.
  18. macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2012
  19. macrumors member

    May 10, 2013
    Thank you. I had to giggle.
  20. macrumors 68020


    Jan 3, 2006
    iPhone 4 design was a work of art and metal frame acting as an antenna may have been great for reception by the time 4S rolled around, but rounded edge of 3GS felt more comfortable in my hand.

    In any case, I agree, I doubt many people will care about the plastic back if some of the truly garish plastic cases I see around are any indication.
  21. macrumors 68020

    Apr 2, 2008
    ummm the difference here being we have several photos of the leaked iPhone 5C.... we had NO physical evidence of the phone those casemate cases were supposed to be for.

    so that picture is invalid.
  22. macrumors 68030


    Sep 3, 2010

    guess you werent around for the 3G and 3GS -- both record sellers and both had plenty of aftermarket cases.
  23. macrumors 68020

    May 23, 2011
    I think it will be Retina, however, it will probably be a slower processor, NON-LTE (HSPA+ only), and will lack a couple of other things.

    Will it canibalise on 5s sales? of course, just like the mini did to the iPad, but should also open up doors to people who woulnd't even consider an iPhone otherwise, so the net result is positive
  24. macrumors 68020

    Dec 13, 2012
    Southern California
    I agree, as Art it was quite clean & attractive.

    As a phone mine was crap.

    Sitting on the desk unused, was its finest hour.

    Thanks to Google & Samsung I had an excellent Android phone to enjoy and rely on.
  25. macrumors 603


    May 21, 2012
    For a phone that was around for quite awhile, there is a starling amount of amnesia when it comes to the 3GS.

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