New iPhone 5C video reveals dimensions, highly scratch resistant plastic casing

Taiwan Apple Daily has posted a video of iPhone 5C, which provides some interesting details about Apple’s rumored new budget or mid-range iPhone.

Here are some of the highlights from that video:

  • iPhone 5C will be slightly bigger than iPhone 5, which doesn’t come as a surprise as it will come with a plastic rear casing. Here are the dimensions:
    • iPhone 5C – height: 124.55 mm, width: 59.13 mm, depth/thickness: 8.98 mm
    • iPhone 5 – height: 123.8 mm, width: 58.6 mm, depth/thickness: 7.6 mm
  • TW Apple Daily claims that iPhone 5C may come with the same internals as iPhone 5, which is in line with speculations that have suggested that Apple may replace iPhone 5 and not iPhone 4S with iPhone 5C as the mid-range iPhone. The latest rumors suggest it could be priced between $400 – $500.
  • They’ve also noticed that the rear plastic casing is highly scratch resistant. They carried out a scratch test by putting the plastic casing in a bag full of coins and a key, and shaking it vigorously. They’ve mentioned that according to their sources, the rear casing scores a “8H” rating on the pencil hardness test, which is apparently three times that of a PET film that is typically used to protect iPhone display from scratches.

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  • They’ve managed to get their hands on iPhone 5C rear casing in red, fluorescent green, white, aqua blue. They also note that iPhone 5C will also be available in yellow.

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  • The report also notes that iPhone 5S will come with dual LED flash for improved low-light performance. However, iPhone 5S rear casing shown in the photo below is blue in color, which makes us doubt the authenticity of the casing.

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Apple is widely expected to unveil iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C at a media event on September 10, and launch the new iPhones on September 20.

Update:

The post has been updated to include the YouTube video of the scratch test.

[Via Taiwan Apple Daily, HT - Ben Thompson]

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