iPhone 5c: Everything you need to know!

New photos of leaked iPhone 5C packaging and manual surface

New photos of leaked iPhone 5C packaging and manual surface

It has been widely speculated that Apple will launch two iPhone models at the rumored media event on September 10. One of them will be the next generation iPhone, dubbed iPhone 5S, while the second one will be an iPhone model with a plastic casing.

We initially thought that it will be the new entry-level model, but recent conversations seem to suggest that it could replace iPhone 5.

Verizon blocks employee vacations from September 18th to 22nd, hinting at Sept 20th iPhone 5S launch

Verizon blocks employee vacations from September 18th to 22nd, hinting at Sept 20th iPhone 5S launch

Carriers imposing employee vacation blackouts is usually good indication as to when the next-gen iPhone will start selling. T-Mobile, AT&T have already starting blocking vacations around September 20th, and today Verizon, too, has announced a similar move to its employees.

AT&T vacation blackout also suggests iPhone 5S/iPhone 5C launch on September 20

AT&T vacation blackout also suggests iPhone 5S/iPhone 5C launch on September 20

BGR reports that AT&T has implemented a vacation blackout for its employees in the second half of September.

This comes hot on the heels of news that T-Mobile has implemented a vacation blackout from September 20-22.

Walmart slashes price of iPhone 5 to $98 ahead of iPhone 5S launch

Walmart slashes price of iPhone 5 to $98 ahead of iPhone 5S launch

Walmart is cutting the price of 16GB iPhone 5 to $98 from $129 with a 2-year contract.

With the launch of the next generation iPhone, dubbed iPhone 5S next month, it doesn’t come as a surprise. 

T-Mobile vacation blackout also hints at iPhone 5S/iPhone 5C launch on September 20

T-Mobile vacation blackout also hints at iPhone 5S/iPhone 5C launch on September 20

TmoNews reports that T-Mobile USA, Apple’s carrier partner in the U.S, has implemented a vacation blackout for its employees from September 20 to September 22.

This seems to indicate that T-Mobile is gearing up for the launch of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C on September 20 as we had predicted, and also reported by Japanese business newspaper Nikkei

Apple looking for “experienced plastics material engineer” to join the iPhone, iPad team

Apple looking for “experienced plastics material engineer” to join the iPhone, iPad team

Apple continues its search for an “experienced plastics material engineer” to join its iPhone/iPad materials team, even as the rumored launch date for the plastic body iPhone 5C comes close. The company has been on the lookout for engineers specialising in plastics since the beginning of this year.

Video gives one of the most detailed look at Gold iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C

Video gives one of the most detailed look at Gold iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C

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

We’ve already seen several photos and videos, which have given us a good idea of what the new iPhones will look like. 

iPhone 5S vs. iPhone 5 Scratch Test [Video]

iPhone 5S vs. iPhone 5 Scratch Test [Video]

When Apple launches a new iPhone, one of the rituals has been to do a scratch test to find out how well the device can handle coins and keys when you put it in the pocket. Some extreme scratch tests also put the new iPhone under the knife.

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.

More Photos of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C parts

More Photos of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C parts

Sonny Dickson continues to post photos of iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S parts on his website.

Earlier today he posted several photos, which he claims are of parts from Apple’s iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C directly from his sources within Apple’s supply chain.