Another duo iPhone 5S & 5C leak: Thanks to a Romanian retailer, which sent a couple of photos to the Romanian publication Mobilissimo.ro, we get our first glimpse of what seems to be a press photo of one of Rumorland’s prime citizens, the Apple iPhone 5C.
The photo shows the white plastic device with Apple’s iOS 7 running up front. There are also a couple of pictures of a dummy iPhone 5C wearing a bumper case – the dummy is supposed to keep the seat of the real device in the retailer’s store warm until the real-deal gets there.
We’ve already seen the iPhone 5C’s case a number of times in high resolution, and in the wild.
If the Apple iPhone 5C is real it’s supposed to replace the iPhone 5 in Apple’s lineup and is rumored to go on sale alongside the next flagship, iPhone 5S, on September 20.
We’ll have to wait and see as this would be an unexpected step from Apple – first by releasing two iPhone’s, second by making a dedicated cheaper iPhone (instead of discounting its previous flagship) and third by going back to its plastic roots (the iPhone 3G and 3GS spring to mind).
If the rumors are accurate and the iPhone 5C is indeed an affordable alternative to iPhone 5, then we should expect the new handset to share the hardware platform of the iOS-powered smartphone launched in 2012. Thus the iPhone 5C might be underpinned by Apple’s A6 SoC with dual-core 1.3 GHz CPU and PowerVR SGX 543MP3 GPU, while sporting 1 GB of RAM.
There will probably be three internal storage options for the iPhone 5C: 16, 32, and 64 GB and since the smartphone will come with the A6 chip, also expect it to pack LTE connectivity, along with WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, and Apple’s proprietary Lightning USB port.
The iPhone 5C will also borrow the iSight 8 megapixel camera mounted on the back of the iPhone 5, with autofocus, LED flash, simultaneous HD video and image recording, touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, HDR, and support for 1080p@30fps video recording. Since Apple doesn’t want fragmentation to become a problem of iOS, the iPhone 5C will come with a 4-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD display with a resolution of 640 x 1136 pixels.
Wait and see…