The reports about the brand-new ‘plastic’ iPhone (could be called the iPhone 5C, according to a recent leak) have been ramping up over the past couple of days, and now an enterprising case producer has launched a set of ‘iPhone 5C’ cases on Amazon.com (by means of Nowhereelse.fr).
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The low-cost iPhone is expected to be comparable in size to the existing iPhone 5, though with a rounded polycarbonate layer that can be found in a range of colors. MacRumors commissioned renderings in July showing exactly what the phone might possibly appear like based on current schematics.
It isn’t unusual for case makers to use rumored case specs ahead of product releases to obtain a get on manufacturing. Developing a case based on unconfirmed measurements is constantly a gamble, nevertheless, and there’s no guarantee that elago’s ‘5C’ case will fit the finalized item that Apple produces.
Yesterday, a report arised from the China Labor Watch declaring bad working conditions inside Pegatron, among Apple’s assembly partners, in which a ‘plastic iPhone’ was confirmed. The quote was offered by an employee whose duty was to use safety movie onto the rear layer of the device before the part enters the assembly procedure:
Today’s work is to paste protective film on the iPhone’s plastic back cover to avoid it from being scratched on assembly lines. This iPhone model with a plastic cover will soon be launched on the market by Apple. The task is pretty easy, and I’d the ability to work independently after a five-minute instruction from a seasoned employee. It took around a minute to paste protective film on one rear cover. The brand-new cell phone hasn’t yet been put into mass production, so quantity isn’t as vital. This makes our task more slow-moving paced than in divisions that have started mass production schedules.
According to current reports, Apple’s inexpensive plastic iPhone is anticipated to be introduced at some point in the fall, potentially as very early as September.