Here’s Proof That The Leaked iPhone 5C Image Might Be Fake

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There was always a good chance that that image showing a bin of empty iPhone 5C packaging was bogus, and now Steve over at Nowhereelse.fr is positing just that, saying there’s a lot of noise around the iPhone 5C logo that might be consistent with Photoshopping.

He may have a point, although I really liked the iPhone 5C name. It implied more than just an also-ran product: an iPhone that was just as good as the iPhone 5, but that came in bright, fun colors instead of austere black and gray, or silver and white. Then again, “C” could stand for “cheap” instead of “colors” — not an association Apple would necessarily want to make — and anyway, is Apple really going to use the same product name as one of the Onion’s best iPhone jokes ever?

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  • MrsCleaver

    Until it’s real… it’s fake.

  • bdkennedy

    Apple doesn’t use plastic packaging, and if they did this time there would be outrage. Most likely it’s a bin of packaging intended for all of the Chinese knockoffs that are about to come out.

  • bdkennedy

    Apple doesn’t use plastic packaging, and if they did this time there would be outrage. Most likely it’s a bin of packaging intended for all of the Chinese knockoffs that are about to come out.

  • bdkennedy

    .

  • thegraphicmac

    Apple doesn’t use plastic packaging…

    Ever see the iPod packing?

  • mesics_daniel

    Maybe it’s a stupid idea. But I think they were just misprinted and the putted in this box because they are waste.

  • geo

    PLEASE: photoshop is NOT a verb; it is the name of a copyrighted product created by Adobe.
    Let’s us phrase: image manipulation of similar.

  • copperbum

    PLEASE: photoshop is NOT a verb; it is the name of a copyrighted product created by Adobe.
    Let’s us phrase: image manipulation of similar.

    I think it’s okay to use such popular products as a verb, just Google it. oh wait..

  • Paul Burt

    PLEASE: photoshop is NOT a verb; it is the name of a copyrighted product created by Adobe.
    Let’s us phrase: image manipulation of similar.

    Let us phrase it or Let’s phrase it, not both. If you’re going to be picky about “grammar”, at least check your own.

  • rammo123

    You can’t “prove” something “might” be fake.

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