iPhone 5C rumours and leaks have been coming in thick and fast for some time now, but a new set of photos and videos give us our closest look yet at Apple’s low-cost, plastic-backed iPhone.
Chinese site iApps.im has posted a number of photos showing a partially unpackaged, blue iPhone 5C, fully packaged pink models and a number of fully-packaged units in multiple colours. Interestingly, the packaging itself appears to follow the form factor posted in earlier leaks with the curved back and edges closely following the design of the iPhone 5C’s casing itself.
The retail packaging also features a home screen decal on the front of the devices, with the wallpaper on this decal matching the casing colour. It’s similar to that of Apple’s iPod touch which has used home screen decals for some time now. It’s certainly far more playful from the square cardboard boxes used by the current iPhone 5.
A number of images have also been posted to Chinese micro-blogging website Sina Weibo, showing some close-ups of the instructions and packaging for the iPhone 5C, including the SIM eject tool.
C Technology followed this up with a single shot of a green iPhone 5C in its packaging, although it does appear to be missing the home screen decal shown in other leaked images.
The same site also reported on a video, uploaded to video sharing site Youku, showing an iPhone 5C powered up and in use. There’s not a great deal to see in the video itself as most of it is spent pinching and zooming around Apple’s website in Safari, but it’s the first glimpse of a fully functional 5C we’ve seen.