“iPhone 5C” Packaging Leak Shows Red Phone, SIM Ejector Tool, Documentation

Pre-set wallpaper to reportedly match the color of the phone’s case

Matching a previous packaging leak, a new batch of photos is making the rounds purporting to show the iPhone 5C shipping box, complete with artwork that matches the color of the phone itself.

iApps.im is flashing around these images, which seem to indicate that Apple will use iPod touch-style marketing to sell the low-cost iPhone 5C.

The photos indicate that Apple will match the wallpaper to the phone’s plastic enclosure – in this case, red. According to several leaks in the past, Apple will ship its budget iPhone in several color options, including green, red, blue, and yellow.

While these images do line up with recent leaks, their low quality makes it hard to say whether or not they are real.

Apple is expected to unveil this new iPhone model at an event scheduled on September 10 (next Tuesday). The Cupertino giant is also preparing an iPhone 5S upgrade, which boasts higher specifications and a metal enclosure.

Two accompanying images show the rest of the stuff that’s allegedly found inside the iPhone 5C box, including the documentation and a SIM card ejector tool fastened to one of the sheets of paper inside.

These pictures lend more credence to the overall leak, but they’re still not enough to pass it as 100% legit.

Noticeably absent from this leak are the phone’s cable and headphones, along with the charger. However, this is hardly a surprise, since the phones themselves most likely lack their internals (i.e. logic board, battery, etc.).

Lastly, the photos indicate that the iPhone 5C will ship with iOS 7 pre-installed, something that was pretty much a given, since Apple has scheduled the iOS 7 launch for fall 2013.

Regarding the price, no one really knows for sure what Apple has in mind. However, since the device is expected to have iPhone 5 internals, the consensus among analysts is that Apple will charge around $400 / €300 off-contract.


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