Blue iPhone 5C packaging surfaces online, gets removed at the request of a ‘relevant party’

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After sharing blurry photographs of the supposed plastic iPhone 5C showing the devices’s packaging and printed manual, the same Chinese source is back at it and now has posted a pair of new images. The photos appear to picture the blue, white and yellow iPhone 5C units in their boxes and a close-up shot of the blue iPhone 5C.

The latter is especially interesting as we’re treated to a nice scene of the device’s supposedly rounded edges, part of its Unibody enclosure in matte finish. It’s quite compelling, have a look below…

Top of post: the cheery pastel hues of blue and yellow, and white. I’m loving the iPod touch-style boxes.

Right below: the blue iPhone 5C closeup. The two images were posted by a Chinese blog.

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Note the Lumia-esque fit and finish and general hints of the Lumia 620 design.

It’s interesting that the images appeared briefly online before being taken down at the request “of a relevant party”, via CNET. The same website over the weekend shared the following images allegedly representing the supposed iPhone 5C packaging and a Quick Start guide.

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Color-matched wallpapers seem to be a thing.

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Earlier today, the Chinese technology blog C Technology published the first video  believed to depict the fully assembled iPhone 5C, powered on and running the stock iOS 7 Safari browser. The same website additionally shared the shot below of a green iPhone 5C in its packaging.

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Apple’s plastic iPhone 5C is expected to be introduced alongside the iPhone 5S at a media event on September 10, with availability pegged at September 20. The $300-$400 device should include most of the iPhone 5′s internals, re-packaged inside a polycarbonate plastic body.

Moreover, the iPhone 5C is expected to phase out the iPhone 5, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

 

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