Update: A bunch more cases have been added below.

Evleaks, a source with an excellent reputation for reliability, has tweeted two photos of aftermarket iPhone 5C cases, together with a very specific shipping date: 8am on 20th September.

It’s widely expected that Apple will announce the 5C (along with the iPhone 5S) on 10th September, and that it will go on sale on the 20th. Both T-Mobile and Verizon have blocked employee vacations around this date.

The photos as posted were rather small – we’ve enlarged them to give a better look … 

The phones showed in the photos are consistent with everything we’ve seen (and believed) so far. Of course, Case Mate has no better idea than anyone else of the official sale date of the phone, but the phone photos are likely the real deal.


The slight pixellation comes from enlarging the photos: the originals are below.


Photos claiming to show iPhone 5C packaging with matched wallpaper were posted a couple of days ago, and there are now a whole bunch of 5C cases around …

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