We know that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will debut the iPhone 5S next month, but we’re still not sure if they will release the iPhone C. Recently, a Chinese tech website called Apple Daily showed a video of the reporter holding a case that belongs to the supposed iPhone 5C. In the video, he tries to scratch the case with a key but he doesn’t leave a mark.
Photos of the bright colored cases in the video are similar to photos shown elsewhere. There is also much speculation that the C in iPhone C stands for color. This isn’t the only rumor regarding color changes for future iPhones. Earlier this week, it was reported that Apple would add the gold color option along with the current colors slate and silver for the next generation of smartphones.
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Tech Crunch explained, “That’s the latest I’m hearing from multiple sources after several weeks of rumors and possible component leaks suggesting the same thing. At first, I couldn’t believe Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) would break from the tradition of offering the simple choice: black and white (or “slate” and “silver” if you prefer for the iPhone 5) for their flagship device. Gold simply seemed too gaudy, perhaps even tacky. But a few compelling arguments countered my disbelief. And now, upon checking, sure enough, there will be gold.”
Apple is still the leader of smartphones
The Apple iPhone C isn’t talked about as much as the iPhone 5S but it’s still a potential gadget. Last year, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) released a budget version of the iPad and it’s been a success. A lower-end iPhone should increase overall interest and tap into a newer market. Only time will tell if and when Apple releases a budget phone, but it could potentially be one of their smartest moves to date. Apple is still the leader of smartphones and their future is in their hands.