As it has always happened, the nearer the launch date arrives of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s next generation iPhone, the more rumors we start to see. Up until now we’ve seen many images of the alleged new iPhone, concepts and videos but what we now have is the photo of the plastic packing of an iPhone 5C, which is rumored to be Apple’s low cost iPhone for emerging markets. This photo is posted on the Chinese WeiPhone discussion forum.

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s next generation of iPhone is rumored to be called the Apple iPhone 5S, and by taking a clue from this image, the cheaper version of the iPhone might be called the iPhone 5C. However, what’s not clear at this time is that what does this “C” stand for? Previously we’ve seen images of many multi-colored plastic shells floating around the Internet which can be of the low cost iPhone, and the “C” could stand for “color.” Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) might be thinking to offer the iPhone 5C in various color variants to attract those audience who want to add a little color to their phones.

Apple iPhone 5C case resembles iPod touch case

Of course we’re going to take this photo with a pinch of salt, but what’s worth noting here is that the plastic packaging in the photo does resemble the packaging of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s current generation iPod touch. The 5th gen iPod touch is sold in a similar plastic container with a transparent top.

If rumors are true then Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is going to launch the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C during September. The iPhone 5C will resemble much like the iPhone 5S but it would come with a plastic shell, and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) might lower the specs of this phone to keep costs down. The color choice offered in the iPhone 5C is definitely a plus point for those who’re eager to get their iPhone in different colors – other than the regular white and black ones.

So what do you think of this photo? Is it the real deal or a well-planned fake that compels us to believe in it? Share your thoughts in the comments.