Budget iPhone

iPhone 5C photo leaked by Pegatron employee

iPhone 5C photo leaked by Pegatron employee

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.

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

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:

More Americans (unsurprisingly) switch to the iPhone than switch to Samsung’s Galaxys

More Americans (unsurprisingly) switch to the iPhone than switch to Samsung’s Galaxys

New data gathered for Fortune by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners shows that 20% of iPhone buyers switched from an Android phone, versus 7% of previous iPhone owners switching to a Samsung phone. First question: What’s the sample size? 500 people. Second, which geographic territory does this cover? The USA. Third, when was the data gathered? Every 90 days between July 2012 and June 2013.

Analyst: iPhone 5C to be priced at $400-$500, to replace iPhone 5

Analyst: iPhone 5C to be priced at $400-$500, to replace iPhone 5

Mingchi Kuo, analyst at KGI Securities, has released a new research update to his clients where he has provided some interesting details about Apple’s rumored budget iPhone.

While Apple analysts are dime a dozen, Kuo has a good track record when it comes to predicting Apple’s product plans based on his supply chain sources, so we generally pay attention to what he has to say.

Everything needed for an Apple and China Mobile deal is there, will it happen this year?

Everything needed for an Apple and China Mobile deal is there, will it happen this year?

China Mobile is the world’s largest operator. They have over 740 million subscribers. To put that number into some perspective, that’s twice the population of the United States of America. So yeah, they’re a big deal, but oddly enough they don’t sell the iPhone. Now why is that?

High-quality video of yellow iPhone 5C Rear Shell

High-quality video of yellow iPhone 5C Rear Shell

If you want to know what the rumored lower-cost or budget iPhone 5C will look like in yellow then check out the video after the break.

SonnyDickson has posted a new high-quality video of a yellow rear shell, which he claims is of the budget iPhone.

Report claims budget iPhone will be called “iPhone 5C,” iPhone 5S with new gold color option

Report claims budget iPhone will be called “iPhone 5C,” iPhone 5S with new gold color option

There have been several rumors and speculations, which suggest that Apple is planning to launch a low-cost or budget iPhone with a plastic rear shell.

Last month, the plastic retail packaging of the rumored budget iPhone revealed that it could be called “iPhone 5C.” Japanese blog Macotakara reports that “iPhone 5C” will be indeed the name of the device, where “C” stands for Colors, as it will be available in various color options.

New mockups and details of ‘iPhone 5S’ and budget ‘iPhone 5C’

New mockups and details of ‘iPhone 5S’ and budget ‘iPhone 5C’

Vietnamese website Tinhte has posted photos, which it claims are mockups of the next generation iPhone, dubbed iPhone 5S and the rumored budget iPhone 5C.

Tinthe has a solid track record when it comes to pre-release leaks for Apple products.

New photos of the red iPhone 5C surface

New photos of the red iPhone 5C surface

The iPhone 5C, at least that’s what rumors suggest it’ll be called, will be Apple’s “cheap” iPhone. I put an emphasis on cheap because what’s affordable to you might not be affordable to someone else. In a world where you can get a highly capable Android smartphone from Huawei for $200, the thought of a “budget” $400 or $500 iPhone sounds ridiculous.

iPhone 5C could be priced at $450 – $500

iPhone 5C could be priced at $450 – $500

Apple is widely expected to launch a budget iPhone, dubbed iPhone 5C, alongside iPhone 5S later this fall.

However, there have been conflicting reports about the starting price of the device.