First Video of an Alleged Powered On iPhone 5C

A Chinese website has posted a low-quality video of a working iPhone 5C unit, showing the handset’s web browsing capabilities.

AppleInsider points to a Chinese blog, C Technology, which has the first hands-on video of the long-rumoured lower-cost iPhone. However, because of the video’s low quality, the content it somewhat questionable, so we can’t confirm that this is indeed a completely assembled and powered on iPhone 5C unit.

What we can see on the video, though, is an iPhone with a red plastic shell — one of the features the industry expects (colours) – running iOS7 and browsing Apple’s online store using mobile Safari.

The handset is in Airplane mode, operating on a Wi-Fi, and the video focuses on showing its web browsing capabilities: page load speed, scrolling, and gesture input. All of them appear to be in line with the current generation technology.

It is important to note that the iPhone 5C is rumoured to be very similar to the iPhone 5, so the video could easily show a currently available model running iOS 7 in a red case.

Apple is rumoured to introduce two new iPhone models during a September 10 event: the high-end iPhone 5S and the long-rumoured, lower-cost, polycarbonate iPhone 5C with the possible release date set to September 20.

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