iPhone 5C photo leaked by Pegatron employee

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A quality control employee at Pegatron, Apple’s manufacturing partner, has published a photo on her Weibo profile (a Chinese microblogging site), which appears to be a large number of iPhone 5C units in testing mode.

When we saw the photo, we initially thought that it was a knock-off, but Engadget had done some digging, and discovered that the photo was posted by none other than an employee at Pegatron’s Shanghai plant.

Engadget reports that the employee appears to have joined the quality control department in mid-July. She posted the photo, as you can see above, along with the following caption:

“The low-end iPhone 5C to be launched for Chinese consumers in September doesn’t look much different than the Xiaomi Phone 2, right?”

It seems odd that new iPhone units would be kept in such as disorganized fashion, but Engadget notes that they’ve seen similar this kind of testing setup during factory tours.

The iPhone 5C units is very similar to the leaked components and mockups, with the plastic rear casing and front black panel.

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

[Via Engadget]

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  • Alan

    I think you should refer to her as ex-employee. She is going to be a whole lot of trouble :D

    This is worse than the guy walking into a bar and leaving his iPhone 4, and she even compares it with a Chinese phone. Oops!

    • Gautam

      Haha, yeah, she is probably in a lot of trouble.

  • http://virtualnex.us/ SpartacusRex

    Wow, look at that setup. Pure class.

  • Jessica

    “… published a photo on here Weibo profile”
    It should be “her”

    • http://www.iphonehacks.com iPhoneHacks

      Thanks, fixed the typo.

  • Michael

    What’s up with the thicker connector going into some of the phones? The two white-faced phones on the second row makes it obvious they are using different types of cables, but it could be that one is actual Apple and the other is some knockoff they use in their QC lab.

    • Could be..

      Looks like they have whats called “Host” connections on them, will contain a small program that will test the iphones (instant root access) and standard cables wont have this attched as apple dont want us reversing it and been able to access the phone (root)

  • Brian

    So that’s the reason for phone’s coming pre-scratched!

    • Grayson

      lol thats a very good point

  • Opyz

    iPhone 5c the “c” is for chinese