Is this the new budget iPhone 5C? (picture)

There have been plenty of clips that apparently showcase the latest iPhone 5S release, but this is the first one that capures its cheaper, more affordable cousin, the brand new iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C is being launched to take on the lucrative mid-tier smartphone market – the part of the market inhabited by the likes of Blackberry, HTC and Nokia, as well as Apple’s great rivals Samsung.

The clip is really shaky and fails to properly shoot the new iPhone 5C – bar the one good screen-grab that we managed below – and this in itself is a red herring to the validity of the video. The video makes no attempt to showcase the entire device, for example theres no shot of the back of the phone, and the blurred filming could be attempting to cover up the fake nature of it.

However, we’re now within 7 days of the anticipated launch of this smartphone, so its far from beyond possible that the picture below is in-fact the new 5C. It appears to be a red version of the smartphone, which would fit with the rumours which indicate that the 5C will be available in a big range of colours, matching the norm of this market segment.


The video came via a prominent Chinese tech website called C Technology, and China is of course the country of manufacture. We will however, leave it up to you to decide whether you think this is a valid shot or not.

We shared the event invite for the iPhone/s launch earlier – you can check it out here, alongside more 5S and 5C rumours. BurnTech.TV will cover the launch event, which begins at 6pm UK time on September 10th. if you don’t already, follow us on Twitter for our live thoughts – @burntechtv


However, it was originally posted by Chinese website C technology, so we’ll let you make your own mind up as we count down to 10 September, the date Apple is widely expected to announce the 5C and the 5S handsets.

Pocket-lint will be bringing you all the news from the event as it happens, so make sure you join us on that day to find out the real, confirmed details on any devices Apple might unveil.