Rumor Mill: Budget-Friendly iPhone 5C Might Have Scratch-Resistant Plastic Backs

As we inch closer to the purported announcement of the budget-friendly iPhone 5C, more information about the yet-to-be-announced unit has surfaced. Apple is really deviating from their usual style, as the cheaper version of their smartphone will reportedly come in a bevy of bright-colored plastic backs. You might recall that the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS both featured plastic polycarbonate housings, and they were pretty much well-received by users worldwide.

A shift back to plastic definitely sounds possible, given that it’s a lower-budget phone, after all. But Apple won’t be going back to the same plastic. According to Apple Daily, the smartphone maker will be using a tougher kind of plastic that is scratch-resistant. They were reportedly able to get their hands on the rear case for the phone and attempted to scratch it with keys to no avail.

Apple is expected to announced the iPhone 5C on September 10th, among other things. In light of this, Japan’s Nikkei newspaper claims that both the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S will be launching in Japan on September 20th.

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