There is much talk on the purported Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) budget handset iPhone 5C. We’ve been hearing details and rumors regarding this upcoming device in the last few months but nothing as of yet seems solid. However, emerging tech expert Sonny Dickson recently shared a video that showed the back case of the iPhone 5C.
The video shows us what appears to be the back casing which is yellow and plastic. It also appears to have cutouts for the camera, headphone jack, and LED flash. This iPhone 5C is predicted to debut with the iPhone 5S on September 10th.
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iPhone 5C may not be as cheap as people hope
Despite the immense hype behind the rumored iPhone 5C and it’s purported “budget” price, not everyone is convinced this phone will be a true budget model. ZDNet’s Matthew Miller thinks it won’t as cheap as people hope. He explained, “The current iPhone rumors state that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will announce both an iPhone 5S, as expected, and an iPhone 5C. The 5C is believed to be a low-cost iPhone that would likely kill off the current practice of selling older iPhones at significantly reduced initial prices. I personally don’t think Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) should launch a cheap iPhone line and when you look at carrier pricing in the U.S. it doesn’t make much sense to ever buy the cheaper phone in the store.”
He added that most wireless consumers care most about the subsidized price. It doesn’t help that ads, announcements, and press releases always focus on the subsidized price rather than the actual full price. T-Mobile is the only carrier that will actually break down the price in terms of a monthly fee.
When Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) introduced the iPad Mini as the low-priced tablet option last year, it was a good move. It gave tablet shoppers a choice and boosted their overall profits. Hopefully, the California tech giant will remember that if and when they release the iPhone 5C.