The rumored entry-level iPhone has leaked quite frequently in the past few weeks and yet besides the plastic back panel, we know very less about this device. Heck, we dont even know what it would be called. But that is about to change, as French website NoWhereElse has posted a photo showing a bunch of retail boxes marked iPhone 5C complete with the Apple logo.
The photo was posted on Chinese website Weibo, which has been a source of nearly all the leaked photos of the back panel. The retail boxes in the above photo do look real, and it would be difficult not to believe that the cheaper iPhone would indeed be called the iPhone 5C. But as with all leaks, it is advisable to take the information with a pinch of salt.
In addition to the above photo, yet another photo of the plastic back panel was posted on Weibo (spotted by iClarified) but this time with FCC markings. For those unfamiliar, to get such a marking a smartphone needs to be approved by the FCC as a device that is ready to be sold in the market. Yet, Ubergizmo reports that no such application has been filed with the FCC for a cheaper or low cost iPhone, which poses serious questions about the authenticity of the above image.
From what have been revealed in the past few weeks, the entry-level iPhone will reportedly be offered in two variantscodenamed Zenevo and the Zagato/Bertone. The variants are said to look the same but will feature slight differences on the hardware front. Zenovo is reported to feature a dual-core Samsung H5P processor, 1GB of RAM and Bluetooth 4.0, while the Zegato/Bertone, is said to feature an H6P processor and 1GB of RAM, and Bluetooth 4.0.