A new image has surfaced on Chinese site Sina Weibo and shows what appears to be dozens of iPhone 5C devices being put through a testing process. Notably, the devices pictured feature a black glass facade surrounding the display, an aspect that runs counter to previous renders, which have shown the device with a white face. Some have suggested that such a design may be meant to differentiate the low-end iPhone 5C from the iPod touch which has a white face too.
According to the original poster’s Sina Weibo profile, the shot was taken at a Pegatron plant in Shanghai, China and that she apparently joined Pegatron’s quality control department in mid-July. In an earlier comment, she revealed that her plant is responsible for the latest Mac mini as well. The photo was posted with the following caption
“The low-end iPhone 5C to be launched for Chinese consumers in September doesn’t look much different than the Xiaomi Phone 2, right?”
The image appears to be a warm-up procedure to make sure the devices are fully functional before the final production.
This report follows on the alleged leak of another photo which claimed to pertain to the production of the packaging for iPhone 5C. Till now, there are no words from Apple on the unveiling date for the next-gen iPhone, but multiple sources claim September 10 to be the announcement date for both the iPhone 5C and i Phone 5S.