iPhone 5C once again rumored to be the name of Apple's rumored upcoming less expensive, more colorful iPhone
iPhone 5c is once again being rumored as the name for Apple's rumored less expensive iPhone which, if said rumors are accurate, would not only sport a plastic back but a colorful new plastic back. That's right, iPhonechromatic! This time it's Jay Yarow of Business Insider doing the reporting:
Yarow says his source isn't at Apple, and that it's here-say, but here-say he's fairly confident in. Over the weekend margarine-tubs showed up in China with the name iPhone 5c on them, which didn't look like anything Apple would design or produce, but it did reflect a report from way back in January on the iPhone 5c name from iLounge.
Apple doesn't have to decide on marketing names until just before product launch, so things can and might change, but it is interesting to see the name iPhone 5c popping up more and more often.
It's not as elegant at the Mac Pro/Mac Mini, or iPad/iPad mini dynamic, but it does fit the iPhone 3G/iPhone 4S number/letter pattern. What do you think of the name?
Source: Business Insider
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