Wednesday, May 18, 2016

'iPhone 5C' Case Shows Up On Amazon for sale

The rumors about the new "plastic" iPhone (may be called the iPhone 5C,according to a recent ) have been ramping up over the past couple of days, and now an enterprising case manufacturerhas relseda set of "iPhone 5C" cases on (

The three cases, which are available in black, navy, and white, appr to be in line with low-cost iPhone dimensions that wereby another case maker in June.

The low-cost iPhone is expected to be similar in size to the current iPhone 5, though with a rounded polycarbonate shell that comes in an array of colors.MacRumorscommissionedrenderingsin July showing what the phone could potentially look like based on current schematics.

It is not unusual for case manufacturers to userumored case specsahd of product relses to get a jump on manufacturing. Crting a case based on unconfirmed msurements is always a gamble, however, and there is no guarantee that elago's "5C" case will fit the finalized product that produces.

Yesterday, a reportemergedfrom the China Labor Watch claiming poor working conditions inside Pegatron, one of 's assembly partners, in which a "plastic iPhone" was confirmed. The quote was provided by a worker whose role was to apply protective onto the rr shell of the device before the part enters the assembly process:
Today’s work is to paste protective on the iPhone's plastic back cover to prevent it from being scratched on assembly lines. This iPhone model with a plastic cover will soon be relsed on the market by . The task is pretty sy, and I was able to work independently after a five-minute instruction from a veteran employee. It took around a minute to paste protective on one rr cover. The new cell phone has not yet been put into mass production, so quantity is not as important. This makes our job more slow paced than in departments that have begun mass production schedules.According to recent reports, 's low-cost plastic iPhone isexpectedto be launched sometime in the fall, potentially as rly as September.

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