Blue iPhone 5C packaging surfaces online, gets removed at the request of a ‘relevant party’

iPhone 5C packaged (blue, white, yellow)

After sharing blurry photographs of the supposed plastic iPhone 5C showing the devices’s packaging and printed manual, the same Chinese source is back at it and now has posted a pair of new images. The photos appear to picture the blue, white and yellow iPhone 5C units in their boxes and a close-up shot of the blue iPhone 5C.

The latter is especially interesting as we’re treated to a nice scene of the device’s supposedly rounded edges, part of its Unibody enclosure in matte finish. It’s quite compelling, have a look below…

Top of post: the cheery pastel hues of blue and yellow, and white. I’m loving the iPod touch-style boxes.

Right below: the blue iPhone 5C closeup.

The two images were posted by the Chinese blog

Blue iPhone 5C packaging closeup

Note the Lumia-esque fit and finish and general hints of the Lumia 620 design.

It’s interesting that the images appeared briefly online before being taken down at the request “of a relevant party”, via CNET. The same website over the weekend shared the following images allegedly representing the supposed iPhone 5C packaging and a Quick Start guide.


Color-matched wallpapers seem to be a thing.

iphone 5c material 1

Earlier today, the Chinese technology blog C Technology published the first video  believed to depict the fully assembled iPhone 5C, powered on and running the stock iOS 7 Safari browser. The same website additionally shared the shot below of a green iPhone 5C in its packaging.

Green iPhone 5C in packaging

Apple’s plastic iPhone 5C is expected to be introduced alongside the iPhone 5S at a media event on September 10, with availability pegged at September 20. The $300-$400 device should include most of the iPhone 5’s internals, re-packaged inside a polycarbonate plastic body.

Moreover, the iPhone 5C is expected to phase out the iPhone 5, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

So, what do you guys think?