Weird Prototype Case Hints at Cheaper, Plastic iPhone 6c

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This mockup of a case suggests that Apple might be working on a successor to the iPhone 5c, the cheaper iPhone that supposedly flopped.

On display at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair, the case appears to be designed for a large-screen iPhone. But that phone does not appear to be the iPhone 6, which is all but officially confirmed to be bigger than current models. The Hong Kong case has a slot on the back only for a single camera flash, suggesting that it’s designed for a successor to the iPhone 5c, which is equipped with a single flash. The iPhone 5s has a double flash.

If it’s genuine — and the case makers based it on good information — the case suggests that Apple plans to continue the 5c model line, despite disappointing sales figures.

The case was first reported by Japanese blog Mac Otakara.

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From our perspective, the slot in question looks big enough to handle both flashes — assuming this is an authentic representation of the iPhone 6.

While there have been plenty of rumors and reports stating that there will be two new iPhones this year, most of these have concerned a 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch Phone 6.

What do you think?

  • Adrayven

    I’m still not sure how the 5c flopped.. considering it outsold the previous years $99 phone by a large margin and outsold, and continues to out sell, the Galaxy S4 and S5 flagship lines combined..

    Could someone explain this? or is it just now a media-me-to now and everyone has to say it because it was said and now must be true?

  • Carlos ⌘ Franco

    I’m not sure how true the outsold the S4/S5 comment is, but the 5c not outselling the 5s is enough to make it a failure (in the media’s eyes). It happens all the time with non-iPhone sales.

  • http://www.devicegeekblog.com Device Geek Blog

    Apple is expected to redesign the outside of the iPhone 6, but the picture above just shows a larger iPhone 5. The lock button is still on top and the line below the camera is visible. The pictures don’t seem to line up with the rumors.

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