Apple’s release of the iPhone 5C is seemingly an inevitable event. We’ve seen so many different photos of a plastic iPhone shell and read so many rumors, that it’s impossible to ignore its existence. But for those who owned the iPhone 3G and 3GS in the past, having a plastic shell doesn’t inspire confidence. The old generation devices often cracked near ports and switches, and weren’t the most resistant to scratches (especially not the chrome Apple logo).
A new leak showed up today on YouTube showing the iPhone 5C’s scratch resistance by attacking a leaked shell with key:
In terms of overall specs, we’re not sure exactly what to expect. Rumors are that it could feature similar internal components to the iPhone 5. It’ll likely have a 4-inch Retina display, but in terms of camera quality or processor power, battery capacity etc. we know very little.
Casing leaks point towards a device that’s slightly taller, wider and thicker than the iPhone 5, and available in a few different colors. It’s speculated that the iPhone 5S will cost between $300-$400 and be aimed primarily at gaining a stronger foothold in the emerging markets of China, India, Brazil and Russia, where – often times – you don’t get handsets subsidized on contract.