There have been no shortage of parts leaks relative to the upcoming iPhone 5C, Apple’s low-cost iPhone. Today brings us a scratch test video from Taiwanese-based website Appledaily. In true scratch test fashion, they take what appears to be an iPhone 5C back casing and place it in a ziplock bag complete with an assortment of keys, screws, spare change and paper clips. Who doesn’t carry all that shit with them in their front pants pocket? They toss and shake the bag in an attempt to scratch the iPhone 5C backplate. Not having any success, they switch to plan B, using the keys to scratch it.
Having a phone that is scratch resistant is a good thing and guess what, so far so good based on the results of this one particular test. It also provides us with a nice close-up of the backplate, in a peachy coral color, which the site calls red. Additional colors could include green, white, blue and yellow. These colors are consistent with previous parts leaks. Based on their evaluation, the iPhone 5C is slightly larger than the current iPhone 5.
iPhone 5C has length of 124.55mm (mm), width 59.13mm, thickness: 8.98mm, length than the iPhone 5 123.8mm, width 58.6mm, 7.6mm making it slightly larger.
They also indicate that the higher-end iPhone 5S will include a dual-flash design. Looks as if this new low-cost iPhone 5C will be both economical and durable thanks to the scratch-resistant design.