Leaked Photo Shows Dozens of iPhone 5C Devices Being Tested at iPhone Manufacturer Pegatron

A photo of what appears to be dozens of iPhone 5C devices being put through a testing process has appeared on the Chinese microblogging site Sina Weibo. The photo was first noticed by the French site NowhereElse, though Engadget has done some additional digging on the image.

Engadget discovered, according to the original poster's Sina Weibo profile, that the shot was taken at a Pegatron plant in Shanghai, China and that she apparently joined Pegatron's quality control department in mid-July.

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According to her posts, the cheeky employee -- or more likely an ex-employee at this point -- in question joined the company's quality control department around mid-July. In an earlier comment, she also hinted that her plant is responsible for the latest Mac mini as well. The above photo was published yesterday, and it only came 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?"

Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 5C at its media event on September 10, with the 5C -- available in a number of different colors -- replacing the existing iPhone 5 in its lineup.

The iPhone 5S, equipped with a fingerprint sensor in the home button and new 128GB and gold color options, is expected to be the new flagship iPhone.

Top Rated Comments

komodrone Avatar
137 months ago
imagine if one of those chargers were generic.
Score: 46 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sixstrings03 Avatar
137 months ago
Similar to what a desktop sporting a new Mac Pro will look like
Score: 44 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bueller007 Avatar
137 months ago
Then it's Hiroshima all over again :o

No pun intended.

Good, because there was no pun in what you wrote.
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ValSalva Avatar
137 months ago
It looks like a baby nursery for young iPhones ;)
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Klae17 Avatar
137 months ago
So Xiaomi infiltrated Pegatron like Samsung infiltrated Macrumors.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
smithrh Avatar
137 months ago
Wow - this is terrible.

I've seen real mobile phone testing racks. Either this is fake, or these people have no idea of what they're doing.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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