iPhone 5C (Case Mate, Evleaks 001)

It’s exactly a week until Apple’s September 10 iPhone 5S/5C event – yes, we think the invites will go out later today – so small wonder we’re now seeing leaks on a daily basis. For starters, an instruction manual thought to ship with the Dutch version of the iPhone 5C has surfaced online, reiterating what some analysts have been saying all along, that Apple’s mid-range iPhone should phase out the current-generation iPhone 5 because it’s basically an iPhone 5 inside a plastic casing.

We also have shots of an iPhone 5C aftermarket case by accessory maker Case-Mate…

The images top of post and right below came via Evleaks on Twitter.

Case-Mate‘s iPhone 5C case has a very specific shipping estimate: September 20, at 8am – the same day new iPhones are expected to go on sale.

iPhone 5C (Case Mate, Evleaks 002)

Here are the assumed iPhone 5C color variants.

iPhone 5C (Case Mate, Evleaks 003)

Additionally, the Dutch blog SIM Only Radar shared a pair of photographs that seem to picture the iPhone 5C manual. Mind you, we’ve already seen the purportedly leaked iPhone 5C packaging and manual so this is hardly a new thing. Be that as it may, the images reveal that the device will probably ship with Apple’s SIM ejector tool, like all prior iPhones.

iPhone 5C (manual, SIM Only Radar 001)

Also included in the packaging: the official Apple stickers and the standard regulatory documentation. As for the manual itself, it shows images of an iPhone 5C with a four-inch screen, running iOS 7. The manual educates users on the phone’s basics such as the Lightning connector, Home button, lock button, volume buttons and mute switch.

iPhone 5C (manual, SIM Only Radar 002)

The iPhone 5S is expected to feature the same two-tone design as the current-generation iPhone 5 and come in a range of vivid colors, including the much-talked about gold/champagne colorway.

We’re also expecting a faster A7 chip, fingerprint scanning and a 12 or 13-megapixel camera with improved night shooting and super slow motion video capture at 120 frames per second.

As for the iPhone 5C, the $400-$500 device is said to be basically an iPhone 5 redesigned around the polycarbonate plastic casing.

  • Joseph

    Cool! Looking forward to this. More power to Apple!

  • Mohammad Ridwan

    Doubling down!

  • Maxim∑

    Hope the home button doesn’t leak! Need some surprises!

    • felixtaf

      Hope it wont be a disappointment…. Not that a killer feature.. But looking forward for a NEW home button (With fingerprint scanner).

  • Lance Baker

    I like iOS 7 but it looks terrible with that white wallpaper.

    • As you know, you can change your wallpaper anytime…

      • Lance Baker

        Well good. I thought it would be stuck like that forever. I’m being sarcastic of course.

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    • FOFF

      15 folks say no

      • Jay Kay

        Im 16th

    • Facebook User

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  • Why should someone build a case for a plastic phone???

    • Qiren_94

      You know… to protect it from drops…

    • DevXav

      Protect it from being scratched, protect it from dropping and protect it from any external damage so, when you maybe sell it, it will be in a way better condition and more valuable.

  • Wamid

    “Introducing the iPhone 5C. C is for Colour, Cool, Cheap, Did we say Colour?, Cutting-edge-technology Plastic, Copy this Samsung.”

  • seyss

    C = crap. instead of upgrading the hardware, they are downgrading it and ppl are “lovin’ it”

    • mehrab

      People with low budgets are loving it 🙂 around 300 is pretty cheap for the fruit company besides specs dont make a difference

    • Alexander Reimann

      You’re not only buying the phone, you’re buying access to the best app store and a great OS!

  • Blahblah

    Iphone 5C c for cant innovate my ass.

  • I remember Tim Cook saying something about keeping this stuff a secret better than before he took over as CEO. gg Tim.

  • nitwitvd

    in the manual the front is black, i read that the front color would be the same as the back?

  • Joostiphone

    That documentation is written in Dutch (I’m Dutch so I can know). Looks pretty convincing.

  • Gregory Kitchens

    if the iPhone 5C were just an iPhone 5 in a plastic case, they would have released it with the iPhone 5. The 5C will have something that sets it apart from the 5 enough to warrant buying.

    • mav3rick

      Exactly a Cheap plastic case with 5’s internals = innovation. And obviously the downgraded look of neonOS.

  • imra qyasif

    Plastic case for plastic-casing iPhone 5C…

  • charlie feathers

    I’d still take that old school cellie over an android.