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When Apple launched the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c earlier this fall, the company also debuted accompanying cases. To match the plastic colors of the 5c, Apple launched a “Crocs-like” case for  the phone with holes on the back.

The iPhone 5s launched alongside a leather case in multiple colors. Now, technology writer Michael Andrew shares photos of what he claims to be a prototype version of the 5c case for the 5s.

There are, however, two crucial differences between the iPhone 5C version of the case that was meant for the iPhone 5/5S and the actual, official iPhone 5C case that was released to the public:

  • Instead of the seven-by-five grid of holes that is on the back of the released iPhone 5C case, the case for the iPhone 5/5S sports a subtly different six-by-five grid of holes.
  • Unlike on the iPhone 5C case, the top and bottom of the iPhone 5/5S is not protected by the silicon case.

We can’t verify that these photos represent an actual Apple prototype, but they, nonetheless, show what the 5c case would look like if designed for the 5s’s body. Another photo is below:

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5 Responses to “This is what the 5c ‘Crocs’ case would look like for the iPhone 5s”

  1. Mark, Please check out Rainbow Drop on #Indiegogo http://igg.me/at/rainbowdrop It is the first add-on Product for iphone 5c Cases! Pretty fun to decorate the cases! Thx

  2. Makes me want to puke just looking at this lol

  3. That looks fugly. No way I am putting that on my 5s.