The rumored upcoming budget iPhone has been leaked numerous times over the past few weeks. Just last week we saw leaks of the rear shell of the device, and even compared it to the current iPhone 5. Today, there’s a new leak and this time it comes in the form of a box. The retail packaging for the budget iPhone, or iPhone 5C as it’s been dubbed, has leaked online.
The new picture shows the upcoming budget iPhone will come in a plastic box similar to that of the iPod touch packaging currently available. The device, which is rumored to be announced September 18th, will be similar to the iPhone 5, just with a plastic rear casing rather than the current glass and aluminum design.
In addition to the retail packaging, the new image also shows off the name for the budget iPhone, which will apparently be called the iPhone 5C. The “C” will not stand for “cheap”, but rather for “color” as the device is expected to ship in many different colors.
The iPhone 5C should be a device to watch, because it could take away sales from other cheaper Android devices, and help Apple grow in emerging markets. The one concern I have is the name iPhone 5C could be confusing to some consumers. If the name is correct, Apple will be selling the iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, and iPhone 5C all at the same time, and it could be tough for some consumers to differentiate between the brands. What do you think about the name? Do you think iPhone 5C is the smart choice for Apple? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!